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“Wake up every day and take advantage of the opportunities you’ve been blessed with. Life is too short to have regrets.”
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Keir Simon, born in NYC but raised in Dallas. I’m a son, a husband, a business owner, an athlete, and a lover of baked goods. I’m a partner at Set & Stone Co (www.setandstone.co), manager of a CrossFit gym, and one of the people behind the scenes at Compete Every Day.
2. What’s a typical day look like for you?
With so much going on, I hardly have typical days from one to the next. The constants day to day for me are some form of exercise (CrossFit, biking, running, etc) and trying to learn about something new. I love learning and keeping up on what’s going on in the world.
3. How did you get started on your current fitness journey?
My relationship with CrossFit started back in January of ’09. I grew up playing soccer and wanted something that could replace the competitiveness and community that I missed. Currently, I try to supplement CrossFit with things like biking, running, or yoga.
4. What’s one goal you’re currently training to accomplish by December 31, 2016?
At this point, my goal is to be consistent in my workouts. Though I spend a lot of times in a gym, most of it is done coaching & managing. Working out is my stress relief and it helps keep me centered.
5. What’s one life goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?
Financial freedom. Who doesn’t want to live life independent of outside influences on what you do with YOUR time.
6. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?
To me, it means to wake up every day and take advantage of the opportunities I’ve been blessed with. Life is too short to have regrets.
7. What is one obstacle you’re proud you’ve overcome?
There have been a few obstacles along my journey and I’m fortunate to have learned from them all. Fairly recently, I made the leap from the a very secure corporate job to that of a small business owner/entrepreneur. Being willing to fail is something I’ve always struggled with and it’s held me back in the past. This was a major step in overcoming this fear in various aspects of my life.
8. What/who do you compete for?
For my family and friends, those who have been there to support me during the tough times and celebrate during the good ones.