I enjoyed interviewing my Weightlifting Coach, Dylan Wall, so much that I decided to interview the owner of Austin Weightlifting and CrossFit Austin too! First, I would like to provide a little overview of the new owner of CrossFit Austin and Austin Weightlifting, and how I became such a firm believer in both of these exercise outlets.
Austin Weightlifting resides in South Austin and is located off of Congress Avenue and Slaughter Lane. Austin Weightlifting is an extension program to CrossFit Austin established in 2008. CrossFit Austin is owned and operated by Tim Garland and his brother John Garland. However, it wasn’t always owned by the Garland brothers. Tim was actually one of CrossFit Austin’s head coaches for a while until he decided to buy the gym from the previous owner. Tim graduated from Texas State University with a major in Excercise and Sports Science and minor in Business Administration.
Tim’s updates to CrossFit Austin and the love he has for the sport illuminates throughout the rubber flooring of the gym. He may be the owner of CrossFit Austin, but he couldn’t operate it without his dedicated coaches and members. CrossFit Austin and Austin Weightlifting both have over 200 members and growing. The growing interest in both CrossFit and Weightlifting has increased over the past 10 years. Why you might ask? Becuase it works, the success of members provides the ever-growing strength and abilities from day to day. A member that struggled to get a chin-up their first day in the gym is now doing 10 or more, and it’s not just in the gym but everyday life.
Please watch this five-minute video of me interviewing the new owner and head coach of CrossFit Austin, Tim Garland!
And, the reason I can confirm CrossFit is a game-changer because it changed my life. I have experienced a progression in strength over the past couple of months by helping my boyfriend move our couch. A couch that felt like 500 pounds almost a year ago still felt heavy, but I found myself lifting and maneuvering it with ease this time around. CrossFit or Weightlifting whatever you decide to tap into are both great exercise outlets to gain strength from. I will tell you I was one of the few that told myself it was not for me, but now I find myself wanting to get stronger and complete my lifelong goal of back squatting double my bodyweight, why do you ask? Well, why not?