Massage Heights Cofounder to Compete in Reebok CrossFit Games

Massage Heights (multiple locations), a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services is thrilled to announce their cofounder Wayne Evans has advanced to the CrossFit Games as a Masters competitor. The CrossFit Games Masters competition will take place July 21-23, 2015 at the StubHub Center (Carson, CA).

CrossFit has become a popular sport worldwide, helping transform lives and creating a sense of community for people of all ages. The CrossFit Games is considered the world’s ultimate test in discovering the fittest athlete on earth. “This has been a dream of mine for so long. I was a collegiate track and field athlete with dreams of making it to the Olympic Games but after graduation my life took a different direction,” says Evans. “Now I’m 54 years old and headed to the World CrossFit games; it’s surreal as it’s known to be the equivalent to the Olympic Games. Determination, discipline and massage is what it takes along with an amazing support staff. I’ve seen first-hand how CrossFit has changed people’s lives and health for the better and I am no exception.”

Athletics have always been a beacon of light for Evans. He was awarded a track and field scholarship to Texas State University. After graduation Evams began teaching and coaching Football and Track and Field at the high school level but his career shifted five years later to the Health and Fitness industry. It’s along this path that Evans and his wife, Shane, realized the important role massage therapy can play in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and founded Massage Heights in 2004. Today, Massage Heights’ philosophy has evolved into much more than providing therapeutic services, it’s about being part of a larger wellness movement focused on helping people achieve balanced and healthy lifestyles.

As Wayne prepares for the games, the workouts will become more intense making regular massage therapy an important part of his training regimen. It benefits CrossFit athletes in many ways:  while exercising at a high intensity rate, as in CrossFit, the body produces lactic acid and general toxins in the muscle which can interfere with the electrical signals in the muscles and nerves. This can slow energy reactions and can impair muscle contractions. Incorporating therapeutic massage in a fitness regimen can help the training and recovery process for an athlete’s body. It will also help lengthen the muscles which increases range of motion, helps reduce muscle fatigue, soreness, inflammation and pain in the joint, tendons, ligaments and fascial while also increasing blood flow and circulation. Follow Evans’ journey on social media using the tag #ElevateYourFitness as he prepares for the games.