Chris Thorpe- PM Athlete of the Month

Share a little about you and your family outside of CFE.

I have grown up in Edwardsville, and I went to SIUE.  I work in finance at Boeing.  I like to spend time with my friends and family.  I love going to concerts, and I am a big Blues fan.

Athletic/fitness background (If any).

I grew up in a pretty non-athletic family.  I tried running for a while, but I am not cut out for long distances.  

Why did you choose CFE?

My friend Ashley convinced me to give it a try after she completed foundations.  Once I gave it a try, I was hooked.  The variety of the workouts and the people/support system in the gym have helped me stick with it.

Since coming here, what goals have you achieved?

I honestly never thought I could do half of the things I have done in the short time since starting Crossfit.  My biggest accomplishment has been competing at the Festivus competition in April.  It was so much fun and very challenging. 

What are your current goals?  

My biggest goal for 2016 is to do a box jump.  I’m almost there!  I’m just working hard on getting stronger every day. 

Most memorable moment at CFE?

I really enjoyed my birthday WOD and the Wine & WOD night.

Favorite WOD/lift/movement....

A tie between Power Cleans and Dead Lifts

I like…feeling better about myself and working hard to see results.
I eat…more ice cream than I should.
I do...want to become the best version of myself.
I athlete!