Our Desire is Your Personal Best


We at CrossFit West Des Moines are passionate about fitness and much more. When you walk through our doors, you’ll find community, friendship, support, and a place where you’re compelled to give everything you’ve got toward becoming your best. We encourage an environment of friendly competition and camaraderie and at the end of every workout, we are a Community, and Family. Each class is lead by a highly educated, experienced Coach who’s passionate about helping each individual reach their goals.

At CrossFit West Des Moines Our Desire is Your Personal Best.

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Where are you from?

Lived in Iowa all my life. I went to Iowa State and have been working in Des Moines for the last 14 years.

How long have you been a Member at CrossFit WDM?

Since the beginning – November 2013.

How has CrossFit helped you?

I didn’t have any goals when I started Crossfit, I was just curious really… and I figured working out with friends in a garage was more interesting that lifting weights by myself. I quickly realized how out of shape I was. However, two months with Tony made me feel and look better than 6 months of lifting on my own. Since then I’ve lost weight, gotten stronger and increased endurance. Plus I have better balance and control of my movements. For example, my daughter talked me into doing cartwheels with her a few months ago, which I wouldn’t have done if not for Crossfit. Who knew handstand pushups would lead to cartwheels with my 7 year old? Of course I’m not good at either one.

What are your favorite and least favorite movements and why?

It’s hard to pick a favorite because I like a number of the movements really. Cleans are the most awkward for me right now so they aren’t so fun. But if I had to do 50 reps of one movement, I would least like to do burpees. There’s nothing fun about burpees.

Dave Faris, Age 39

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