Sam Milligan

  • Co-Owner
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Bachelor of Recreation studies (2005)

Started CrossFit: 2010

How long have you been a coach: Since 2011

Favorite WOD: None stand out, as they all hurt. OH squats do get me excited

Least Favorite WOD: Any WOD with Wall Balls, rowing, or sled drags

What is your fitness background: I participated in team sports in high school – basketball, cross-country running, and gymnastics. Moved onto more recreational sports in college – running, kayaking, climbing, skiing. Focused training in running, completing several ultra-marathon distance runs from 2004-2010

What is your training like: CrossFit 3-4 times a week depending on schedule, Swim 1-2 times a week depending on schedule, parenting two kids

What is your diet/nutrition: Zone plus Fish Oil, and beer.

What are your goals: To keep up with my children and lift more than my wife

What do you do outside the gym:  Parent and Partner (means I am part of an active family)

What do you like most about CrossFit: 1 hour classes 3 x week with a good diet and sleep is all it takes to makes a huge difference in health – CrossFit taught me this. Also, the team / community aspect of CrossFit is a motivator.

What drew you to CrossFit: I had a really imbalanced body from focusing too much on one sport – running. This resulted in constant injuries. I was looking for something to help with my overall base fitness and strength.

How has CrossFit changed you: 100% change in my body; I am stronger, fitter, less injured, and less prone to injuries then I have ever been. My energy levels are consistent every day. I feel healthier in my 40’s than at any point in my life

Why did you become a coach: Natural progression, it feels like my way of giving back to my community, not to mention I love seeing how everyone that has the courage to walk into CFPG changes their life.