FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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January Athlete of the Month

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Thomas Windisch

Hometown: Richland WA

Age: 19

 First started training at FOCF: April 2013

Favorite WOD: Cindy

Least favorite WOD: Hands down, Karen.

Sports and fitness background: In high school I ran varsity cross country and lettered in golf.

First Exposed: I was watching The Biggest Loser, and Bob Harper had his contestants doing Crossfit workouts, it looked fun so I gave it a go!

First WOD: My first WOD was “Nasty Girls.” Instead of the muscle ups, I did 14 dips.  I remember I was not even half way done with the workout and I was in a world of hurt. It really hit me how out of shape I was.  But I pushed through and finished, and that part felt great!

Changes in Body: Physically I have gotten a lot stronger. My endurance has increased the most and I have been actually putting on weight (slowly but surely)!

Changes in life: Honestly, I see everything differently since starting Crossfit. I always give 100% of my energy in everything I do, whether it be in school or work, which is something I never used to do. Crossfit demands 100% of your energy every time, which carried over into my daily life.

 Favorite FOCF Moments: One of my favorite moments at FOCF is meeting all the great people.  Everyone is so nice and encouraging. It’s like having a mini family who all happen to workout together. I don’t think there is any other gym that has such a close community, I love it.

Advice: Don’t give up. Don’t get discouraged.  Do what you can do at your own pace. Crossfit is all about becoming a better, healthier version of yourself. In time the strength, and endurance will come.

Hobbies: I thoroughly enjoy running, and taking long walks on the beach.

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