Evan Liedel

Tell us about yourself, hobbies, interests, family, job, etc.

I work at DTE as a substation operator. I am happily married to my beautiful wife Randi and we have a 7 month old son, Levi. I enjoy boating, jet skiing, CrossFit, and spending time with my wife and son and friends.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

Since 2016 but only been consistent for the past year

What do you remember about your first CrossFit experience?

I remember how intense the workout was and not thinking I could make it through it but I did and kept coming back.

What do you most enjoy about CrossFit?

I enjoy the intense workout, family atmosphere and how well it translates to real life.

What do you most enjoy about being part of Light the Fire CrossFit family?

How they immediately treat you like family and how everyone is really supportive during each workout

What motivates you to come to the box?

Being able to see progress and the rush of keeping it going

What is you most recent PR/biggest accomplishment?

Biggest accomplishment is increasing my deadlift by 100 pounds since I first started

What is your favorite wod, lift, movement, or skill?

Hang cleans and pullups

What is your least favorite wod, lift, movement, or skill?

Thrusters and lungsters

What is your current CrossFit goal?

Stay consistent

What would you tell a newbie or someone that has never done CrossFit?

Pace yourself, the workout is always harder than it looks on paper

How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the box?

Increased my mobility and made everyday tasks so much easier