Athlete Spotlight: Logan Frank
On August 11th, 2015 the life I had been living had been exposed and my reality came crashing down. I was on the verge of losing the only two good things I had going in my life, a good woman who loved me and a good job. I had a choice to make: continue on the path I had been on or choose to get help for the drug addiction I had been battling for the past ten years of my life. On August 12th I chose to seek out help and ultimately found my way into the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous. As I started on my path of recovery my girlfriend forced me to go to the gym with her at 530am. Now, I had not been working out since my soccer career had ended 7 years prior. I literally had no idea what to do, so I surveyed the gym and mimicked all of the “bro sesh” routines I witnessed. I also started following a bunch of Crossfit athletes and Olympic Weightlifters on Instagram. In December of that year I had gotten diagnosed with a heart condition called Tachycardia which means my heart beats faster and harder than it is supposed. I was 30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall, and weighed 285 pounds. I was at risk of having a heart attack in the next 2-5 years.
At this time Coach Danielle was one of the athletes I was following on the Gram and shot her an email giving her a background of who I was, why I was reaching out and if she would help me. In all honesty I didn’t reach out to any mail Crossfit coaches because I was embarrassed and thought they would laugh at me. Danielle agreed and that is when my Crossfit journey began. I dove straight into Crossfit in January of 2016 and found myself doing the open workouts. I struggled. I was overweight, everything hurt from being sedentary and pumping drugs into my body every day for the past 7 years. I was self-conscious of how I looked in the gym. I thought everyone in the gym (UFC gym at this point) was laughing at the fat kid in the corner trying to snatch 95 pounds and failing miserably. Danielle and my gir