Varied Not Random #9: Initial motivation to workout & how it may evolve over time

Episode 9 of the Varied Not Random podcast is available now!

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Internal & external motivations are key factors to keep you interested in working out regardless of what phase of life you are in. Adrian & Pat share what initially motivated them to begin working out early in life & what has kept them consistent for decades. Adrian walks through his experience experimenting with classic bodybuilding, kettlebells, & then finding CrossFit. Pat discusses getting into working out after being an overweight child, training to become a Navy SEAL & then discovering CrossFit.

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Bryant Powers is a Level 4 CrossFit coach and the owner of CrossFit Oahu. He has been an affiliate owner since 2006. He has attended over 20 various courses, seminars and certifications to improve his craft as a trainer. Bryant started his gym from humble beginnings, training outside in a park and slowly grew over the years into a 13,000 square foot facility. He has created a warm, welcoming culture at his gym and he happily shared his lessons learned as both a trainer and gym owner.


Measuring your own progress or the progression of your athletes can be done in a variety of ways. Adrian offers his unique perspective on accomplishing this without any specific metrics solely based on how fast you do a workout or how much weight you can lift. Consistency is touched on, as is the btwb Fitness Level.

About the Podcast

Hosted by Pat Sherwood & Adrian Bozman, each episode is packed with insightful & actionable information aimed at people passionate about CrossFit, health & fitness, as well as general strength & conditioning. If you are an athlete, coach, gym owner or simply enjoy improving yourself & those around you through fitness, you’ve come to the right place.

About Pat

Pat Sherwood has held credentials up to & including being a Level 4 CrossFit Coach. He worked for CrossFit, Inc for 14 years in various roles including media, health & seminar staff. He is married with 2 kids & a 3rd on the way. He is the owner of CrossFit Linchpin, enjoys ice cream & hates handstand push-ups.

About Boz

Boz started dabbling with CrossFit at the end of 2004 and got his L1 in early 2006. He has coached at:

  • San Francisco CrossFit: 2006-2011
  • CrossFit Brisbane (Australia): 2011
  • Huntress CrossFit/The Tuxedo Social club (his low-key garage-gym ): 2014-2021

He’s also worked for CrossFit from 2007-present in various roles on the Seminar team, Education department and the CrossFit Games. “I love this stuff!”

New episodes drop every Tuesday at 1PM EST / 10AM PST

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