My name is Austin Riley and I have been a part of the CrossFit Inversion family since April 2016. I started my fitness journey in 2014 with the motivation of a friend, at the time I weighed 225lbs. I dropped down to 162lbs, at the time I was doing the Globo gym thing and eventually started trying CrossFit at a Globo Gym. In 2016 I watched my friend do the CrossFit Open at CrossFit gym by his house. After seeing how the community pushed each other. I looked up my local CrossFit gym and got my butt handed to me and have been with inversion ever since. I began coaching for Inversion in 2017 and what I enjoy most is helping our members reach their fitness potential and seeing them grow and develop as athletes. The greatest feeling is watching someone move efficiently in a movement they used to struggle with. I pull a lot from my own personal journey in fitness which allows me to relate and understand where our members are coming from in their own fitness journey.
The turning point in my fitness journey was the moment I stopped caring what the scale said.
I enjoy watching people progress in CrossFit from their first pull-up to their first muscle-up.