How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first experience/WOD? My brother Robert was doing CrossFit and my brother Michael asked me if I wanted to start going because he was interested. This is pretty typical because half the awesome things I try are cause my brothers showed me. My first WOD was new years eve and it was pretty hard for me having not worked out in at least 10 years.

When did you first come to CrossFit NOLA?  November 2011.

What CrossFit accomplishment are you the most proud of? I get to the gym 5 days a week and some days I’m there for 2+ hours doing the WOD and Boxing.

If there was any CrossFit movement that you could choose to never do again, what would it be? Running backwards.

After a hard workout, what is your favorite meal? Anything I don’t have to cook for myself.

On a Saturday night, where could we typically find you? At home with a book.

What do you do for work? What do you do for fun? Structural engineer; read and work on my house.

What is one goal that you are currently working on that you will accomplish before the end of 2012? Good toes-to-bar. 

JD is a member that stands out to all of the NOLA 504 coaches as someone who consistently works hard, has a positive attitude, is welcoming to other members, and makes great progress towards his goals. The Bruce Brothers are also responsible for (almost) literally half the members of  MidCity, so we appreciate that as well.



Denise bruce
10/08/2012 8:08am

That's my boy!!!! So proud of him! Cross fit has been a great positive for him and my other son's! Thank y'all for the write up!

Lindsey Pud
10/10/2012 7:58pm

Great pick! I love me some JD!

Robert B
10/10/2012 9:30pm

Your bro's must be so hott!

10/10/2012 11:34pm

Well deserved, JD is a inspiration and super cool too!

Damon S.
10/11/2012 8:49am

Best stache in both gyms too

10/11/2012 12:52pm

agreed. that was a factor in deciding to spotlight JD as well.

10/11/2012 11:25am

Congrats JD! We love having you.

10/11/2012 11:35am

Yay JD! Satch says hi!

Mark O
10/11/2012 1:22pm

Congrats JD! I love catching wod's with you man!

10/12/2012 9:41am

Keep up the awesome work JD!

10/19/2012 9:53am

This is True, I don't know him well but JD always shares a smile and really positive attitude! Good choice for the first member spotlight.

11/06/2012 12:06pm

Yay JD you are rocking it! Keep up the good work! Always fun to WOD with you


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