Wes Mendelson began his CrossFit journey in November 2013 after being encouraged to join by his wife for over a year. Wes was heftier in his twenties and turned to run and CrossFit as a way to keep the pounds off. He now lives a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spreading the happiness that comes along with self-confidence among his NELA peers. In 2018 he decided to try his best to give back to the community by leading classes as a coach. Outside of the box, Wes enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Charley, and pet pitbull, Bleu. Wes has his CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certificate.