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November Member Spotlight: Haskins Howerton

Tell us a little about yourself and what got you on the path to CrossFit…

I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina playing soccer and getting into trouble. I went to Wofford and played soccer for 4 years. After College Mary Ann (high school girlfriend) and I moved to Charleston so she could go to MUSC. I grew up coming here for spring breaks and my grandparents had a house down here but never thought I would live here. After the first summer I discovered fly fishing and life on the water and never thought about leaving. I built log homes in the summers of high school and college so I took my Finance degree and started working on old houses. 13 years later I’m still working on old houses and married to that high school girlfriend. We’ve got 7 year old twins, girl and boy, that are awesome and we spend a lot of time on the soccer field and in the boat. We live on James Island and feel like we are in a good place surrounded by good people.

I played soccer until I was about 27 and kept my fitness up as habit, but with back problems, kids, and work I let it go. I felt like it was an aspect of life that was missing but at that point in life was not a necessity. 6 months ago Kelly Siedentop and Randy Bowden talked me into coming to a class, then Kyle Coached my On Ramp. That was all she wrote.

What keeps you coming back each day?

An hour with no distractions, and the challenge of not being able to perform the exercises.

What is your favorite at-home exercise to do?

Yin Yoga

If you had to do 100 reps of one movement (not running), what would it be?

Pull ups

What are 1-2 of your goals for 2022? Have you accomplished any of these?

Don’t do annual goals, but in general time management, work, family, etc.

Favorite lift?

Snatch, it’s the most difficult.

Least favorite Crossfit movement?

Front to back jumping jacks


Asheville, NC

Favorite Charleston Restaurant?

Bowen’s Island

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Fly Fishing Guide

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

Relx, it’ll all workout

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Rob Fordyce, to spend the day on the water with him would be incredible.

One thing about me people would be surprised to know?

I was a wangler on a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a summer. Rode horses every day.

If the CFJI coaches came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare?

Nothing…but my wife would make salmon, asparagus and couscous, the usual.

Give us a “Question of the Day” to use in class.

Who was/is the greatest athlete of all time?


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