MEMBER OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER - TODD TURNER

How did you get involved in CrossFit? My wife read about CrossFit and thought is was something I would like because I am pretty competitive and like to push myself. She signed us up for a trail class and I was hooked (She on the other hand will never step foot in a class again, so she said to stop asking).

What was your first WOD/experience?

30 Walking lunges with ladies empty bar (it was heavy!!), 30 air squats and 400 meter run (15 min AMRAP). Thought I was going to die.

When did you start coming to CrossFit Kilter/ how long have you been CrossFitting?

Started coming September 2013, started crossfit at another box the year before.

When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you?

When I started to enjoy lifting weights and realized I could do more than just run. Before that I was doing a lot of cardio - running and spin classes.

What are you short-term and long-term CrossFit goals?

Short-term: Use Crossfit to help me loose the weight needed to reach my goal of 90 Kilos in BW.

Long-term: Snatch my body weight and be able to continue competing in Olympic Lifting.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

I hit a 500 lb. deadlift in a competition. Which was 2 1/2 times my BW at the time.

What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement? Favorite Movements: snatch Least Favorite Movement: I have a few but lunges and ring dips are right up there.

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I work in research at AbbVie. I could give you more details but then I would have to kill you.

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?

None. My wife said being gone from the house 2+ hours 4-5 days a week at Crossfit is all the time I get for hobbies.

What do you do for nutrition? Do you eat Paleo or Zone? What is your favorite paleo/non-paleo meal?

I lost over 85 pounds 5 years ago by just cutting back on calories and tracking with the myfitnespal app. Currently I am following the RP program.

Fun fact about you?

My wife and I have been married for 17 years and I have 12 year old twin boys. I am a huge Cleveland Indians fan and they are in FIRST PLACE American League Central Division!! White Sox SUCK.