Congratulations to our August Athlete of the Month Jody Larson.  Jody is always showing up to the gym with a great attitude and a big smile on his face.  Jody is also ready for anything and everything we can throw at him.  It has been great to see how much he has grown not only in his confidence but in his athletic abilities in and outside of the gym.  We love having him in class and have loved watch him work everyday to become a better athlete, competitor and person in the gym.  

1.  What is your background in athletics or briefly tell us about yourself.
I have always loved athletics; in school I played every sport that I could.  My biggest passion was wrestling where I placed second in the state during my high school career.  I loved the sport so much I became a youth wrestling coach for 18 years.
I have three boys Justin, Nate and Dylan who were also very active in athletics.  I have loved watching them grow into great young men.  I was also active in the National Guard for 21 years.  

2.  How did you get started in CrossFit?
I was out of shape and needed a change. I was watching TV one day and the CrossFit Games were on.  I thought to myself this is something I really think I could do so I found an affiliate and joined.  

3.  What is your favorite part about CrossFit/TreadFast?
The people and the community; that is what keeps me coming back.  It is always way more fun to workout with others around you.  

4.  How has CrossFit or working out in general changed your life?
It has made me a more confident person, it has also taught me to give my best effort in everything that I do.  Overall it has made me a much happier person and taught me how to love life.

5.  What would you tell your before CrossFit self?
I would tell myself just do it, 15 seconds of courage is all you need to do is walk through the door.  

Great Job and Congratulations on being our August Athlete of the Month Jody!

— All of us at CFSF.