Congratulations David T.!

1) How long have you been in CF?

I have been involved in CrossFit for 6 years already, I can’t believe it

2) How did you come across CF?

Two co-workers from Applied Medical saw me going for trail runs during lunch and suggested I give Crossfit a try. Shout out to Richie Verdugo and Wendy Rand

3) What are your favorite movements/lifts? What are your least favorite?

The lifts in which I’ve become most proficient are Cleans and Deadlifts, I can’t say I always enjoy them. Typically, I like good old running and jumping WOD’s, hence my answer below… Still hate Thrusters, anyone else?

4) What is one goal you would like to set for yourself regarding CF?

As a Masters athlete, my goal is to maintain my strength and stamina as I age. Occasionally, I will PR something but I take the most pride in being able to do all the required movements to the standard(s).

5) Do you have a favorite girl or hero WOD?

Kelly

6) Where are you from?

My family moved around quite a bit but essentially I was born and raised in the SF Bay Area.

7) If you could have any super hero power, what would it be?

I would prefer to leap tall buildings in a single bound and run faster than a speeding bullet, Superman is king. I know that’s two but…

8) What TV show would you like to make a guest appearance on?

I think it would be cool to host Saturday Night Live back in the Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Nora Dunn, Chris Rock, and Adam Sandler days. I would be terrible but it would be fun.

9) If you could host a dinner party with any three people, dead or alive, who would you have attend?

Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, Brian Regan, and Dave Grohl. That would be an unusual trio but it would be fun to give it a go.

10) Share one thing that people in the gym would not know about you.

I shook Fidel Castro’s hand.

11) How has CF changed your life?

How do I count the ways? Not only has my fitness and nutrition gotten much better but it has trickled down to my entire family. It has inspired me to encourage others to seek out healthy lifestyle changes, sometimes welcomed and sometimes not…. Overall, Crossfit allows me to believe that I should never be satisfied with who I am today but strive to be a better husband, father, friend, and athlete every day.

12) Would you like to give any shout outs to those in the gym who have encouraged you or inspired you?

In my six years of Crossfit there are so many coaching tips, inspirational athletes, and just plain awesome moments it is too difficult pick just one. I will say, though, that recently it occurred to me what makes the Crossfit community, especially Reform, so unique is that each and every person feels exactly the same way when the WOD is over. It doesn’t matter if we modified, scaled, RX’d, or even PR’d the workout, when each of us is writhing around on the floor in a puddle of sweat, at that very moment, we are all the same.

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