Eric Keely

Eric Keely

Biography

  • Owner, CrossFit Grail
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Certificate
  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw Certificate
  • CrossFit Lesson Planning Certificate

When I started on my Quest for fitness, I was recently divorced and felt that I didn’t know who I was. I sat behind a desk all day, came home, watched TV, went to sleep…repeat. One day, I took my kids to an amusement park and I got a picture of myself with my daughter. When I saw the picture, it jolted me into the reality that I was overweight and headed toward a familiar path tread by my father & mother, brother, sister, and grandparents before me. Diabetes, heart disease, and a CPAP machine. I made a promise to myself that day to find a way to better health, not only for my benefit, but for my kids and grandkids.

I tried everything from running 5k races, triathlons, aerobics classes, exercise videos at home, and even weight loss pills. While my fitness increased, I couldn’t seem to shake the 20 pounds of fat around my middle… until I found CrossFit. I am down 20 pounds, 12% body fat, all my blood work is way better than average, and in my late 40’s, I am in better shape than I have ever been in my life.

I have been so excited by my Quest to fitness that I wanted to share my success with my community, which is why I started CrossFit Grail. I struggled for so long like so many of you, that I felt that if I could make a such a dramatic difference in my life, I needed to share what I learned.

My QUEST: I want to live forever of course, and while I do live, I want to continue to travel the world, not relaxing by the beach, but wading through bat caves, climbing mountains, hiking through rain forests, SCUBA diving with Great White Sharks, and visiting different cultures while eating street food and dancing the nights away!