Who is Sean Galaise?
I spent my early years growing up on the beaches of southern California but have been a proud Texan for 30 years! I am a father, husband and brother. Before starting crossfit, I was active with various memberships to global gyms, recs, etc. and always tried the newest fad diet. Obviously nothing I was doing had that “impact” or sustainability that I wanted to create. I had actually tried several local crossfit gyms before finding my home at SPT.
What is your CrossFit SPT testimony?
SPT is more than a community of good people, its also a place where the coaches invest in their athletes fitness goals while embracing the shortcomings and celebrating the achievements.
How did you find us?
What was your first class at CFSPT like?
I was a “drive-by” drop in my first time at SPT. Everybody in the gym introduced themselves and welcomed me to the class. Coach Shannon took the time to ask about my fitness history, any limitations I had, etc. – she took the time to make sure I was comfortable. It felt different – she cared about my safety and fundamentals of the lift and not how many plates were on the barbell. I knew at that point, I was in the right place.
What is your greatest memory at CF SPT?
I have quite a few great memories, like PR’s, but my “ah-ha” moment came in December 2016. I reached out to Coach Casie because I wanted to commit myself to getting better with lofty (crazy) fitness goals, but didn’t know how to get there. That changed everything – my dedication to the program, creating lifestyle changing eating habits, learning about supplements and most importantly….the results.
What is your “why” when you are in the middle of a tough workout?
My why – “Get better, embrace the suck and it will be over soon!”
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of CrossFit in your opinion?
I think for men, the biggest misconception is that you have to be in great shape or a weight lifter to start Crossfit. Nobody is there to judge you, they are all there to support you and help you get better. If you have an ego, I promise you, there is somebody out there that is stronger and faster. People in the SPT community will respect you for your effort, not your strength or speed.