Industrious 15 Minutes of Fame: Meet Coach Austin!

1) What (who) brought you to Industrious?

I moved to the area in late 2015 and was struggling a bit with finding a gym that had what I was looking for.  Most of the lifting I was doing was in the QFC bakery, and some in the garage.  That winter was super cold and seemed to last forever.  A friend must have been tired of hearing me complain about it, so for Christmas she bought me a 3-month membership to Industrious.  I’ve basically lived here since then.

2) What is the most significant change you have experienced since you have been here?

It is difficult to remember what changed first, but the constant struggle in the gym, mental and physical, has helped in every aspect.  I rarely decide I cannot do something, but find a way to complete whatever task that has presented itself.  However it turns out, I share triumph and defeat with the Industrious community and continue moving forward.

3)  What is your favorite thing about Industrious?

You know that feeling you get when you walk through the door?  Either you’ve been out of bed for 9 minutes and barely made it to class on time, or you’ve been slangin’ tacos all day on a black food truck.  Doesn’t matter.  You walk in, music slaps you in the face, 12 people greet you with a smile, and the coffee is always hot.  LET’S GOOO!!!

4) What are your goals or aspirations for this year?

110/130kg would really make me happy.  And not losing to Sunny in the Open, again.

5) Share one thing we do NOT  know about you!

I have twins.  Jayger and Tallulah turned 9 this summer.  They will burn your house down, don’t mess with me.