Athlete Profile

Athlete: Clayton Corwin

Clayton Corwin's Profile Picture
Southern California
Left Coast CrossFit
Left Coast CrossFit
195 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad316
Sprint 400m1:19
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk205 lb
Snatch145 lb
Deadlift433 lb
Back Squat315 lb
Max Pull-ups--


Since my husband, Clay, is going to the Games, I decided to hijack his Athlete Profile and fill it out. I’ll do it better than he would anyhow. Clay has been a commercial real estate developer and investor for over 30 years, and is an attorney by background. He got into Crossfit five years ago after going through some serious health challenges with Crohn’s Disease. Oh yeah, he’s also had a prosthetic hip for 10 years, due to a degenerative problem when he was a kid. None of this has slowed him down. He is a black diamond skier, a triathlon competitor, and golfer (if you can call golf a sport). He has climbed Mt. Whitney, competes in the Camp Pendleton Mud Run every year with his team, and does whatever other outdoor adventures he can fit in. The determination to become the healthiest he can be is evident today by his peak physical condition. And yes, he has a hot bod – for any age! We live in Laguna Beach, CA, and have two sons – Spencer (24), a commercial real estate financier in Los Angeles, and Garrett (21), a senior at UC Santa Barbara – both are Crossfitters. I hear lots of great stories about why people love Crossfit. But when I ask Clay why he competes in this crazy sport, he simply says, “because it makes me a better person – mentally, emotionally, spiritually.” That’s good enough for me!


How I Eat

He eats 99% “clean” and 1% dessert – thank god for the dessert! The guy also drinks some sort of fish oil. Crazy! When we go out to dinner, if there is a spinach salmon salad on the menu he’s ordering it. When the food arrives at our table, they always try to give it to me. No, thanks. The only food item we have in common is dessert, so that keeps the marriage together.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

The guy is at his box 2 hours every morning, six days a week! I was starting to think he had another family, but when he brings home my latte, all is forgiven.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

He was a swimmer and water polo player in high school; has played most sports over the years; and has raced dozens of triathlons over the past ten years, still doing a few each year for fun.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

He would tell you straight out – he loves the community of CrossFit. He really respects and enjoys the environment at the box – both his home at Left Coast Crossfit in Laguna Niguel, and other boxes he drops in at - especially the support and encouragement everyone gives each other no matter the skill level (or age in his case).

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years