Featured Athlete: Nathan Benson
I’m Nathan Benson and I’m 22 years old. This is my fourth year at Lamar University as a Mechanical Engineering student. Ever since I was young I’ve always played sports but I was never overly athletic. I first joined CrossFit in the summer before my high school senior year and I loved how it was run and its organization. I then took a break through my senior year but once I graduated I hit it back off. I’ve been steadily going now for a little over two years and can honestly say that it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. For the first couple of years my philosophy was that since I was working regularly out I could eat whatever I wanted and while I did get stronger I kept the same physique. It wasn’t till this past march when I got matched my workouts with a diet and dropped my old eating habits. I began to see the results I wanted. I’ve since lost around 15 pounds. The support from the CrossFit Lumberton family has really helped me with achieving my goals.