My name is Avery Hawkins, I’m 31 years old and I train at Full Tilt CrossFit. I coach with my wife of 7 years, Kristan. Together we have a wonderful daughter named Elena. We’ve been doing CrossFit since 2012 and has loved every second of it. Kristan introduced me to it when I came home from a deployment one year. At first, I hated it. It made me feel so out of shape and it hurt so much. My first ever workout was Fran and I did it with banded pullups and a 75# barbell. But I found that after a couple weeks, I craved it. It made me stronger, faster and tougher. Since then, you can find me in the gym 6 days a week in the afternoons.
My day job is an Air Force aircraft mechanic in the JSTARS at Robins AFB. I’ve obtained my CrossFit Level 1 and usually coach in the afternoon/evenings. I’ve done crew in high school but besides that have only dabbled here and there in various forms of athletics.