AOTM

Julia Rehm
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Julia Rehm

Athlete of the month: April 2018
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Hometown: Dunlap, IA

Age: 23

Occupation: Hair Stylist

When did you first start CrossFitting?: October 2015

When did you first start training at CFE?: October 2015

Favorite WOD: Murph–It’s a hard one but it has special meaning tome because I had a friend who was a Navy SEAL and he was KIA in 2011.

Least Favorite WOD: The track workout for Fitness World Series in 2017

Tell us about your sports and fitness background: I grew up being very active! Starting running 2 mile fun runs and 10Ks when I was 12. I was also on the swim team my junior and senior year of high school.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?: My brother-in-law does CrossFit and after seeing him do it, I wanted to do it too! I was working at Scheels and Stacy Everson came in to buy shoes and told me to try out CFE! I drank the KoolAid and the rest is history.

Take us back to your first WOD…what was it, and how did it feel?: The baseline. Walking into the gym that day I thought I was pretty fit. After the baseline, I did not feel fit at all and I think a part of me died. But I knew I wanted more of this crazy stuff! I have not looked back! CrossFit and the CFE Community mean so much to me!

Max Kaeter
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Max Kaeter

Athlete of the month: April 2018
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Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Age: 31

Occupation: 3D Print Technician/Artist

When did you first start CrossFitting?: May 2017

When did you first start training at CFE?: May 2017

Favorite WOD: Anything with rope climbs

Tell us about your sports and fitness background: Competitive swimmer in high school and college

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?: Probably watching the CrossFit Games on tv

Take us back to your first WOD…what was it, and how did it feel?: No idea what it was but I remember not being able to keep up with everyone and possibly running to the bathroom to throw up.

Jenni Suhr
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Jenni Suhr

Athlete of the month: March 2018
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Hometown: Omaha, NE

Age: 44

Occupation: IT manager

When did you first start CrossFitting?: 4 Years ago when Trevor was at LifeTime Fitness

When did you first start training at CFE?: From day one!!

Favorite WOD: Anything that lets me throw some weight around – Cleans are my favorite.

Least Favorite WOD: Anything that involves a Box Jump.  Why are they  so scary?!?!

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: As a kid I played basketball, swimming and was on the track team (shot put and discus).  Later in life I enjoyed running and riding bikes. Since meeting my husband Greg I have done many 5k runs, 4 half marathons, and a hand full of triathlons.  Every year we try and do at least 1 week long bike ride across some state, Our favorite is Ride the Rockies.   Then I found CROSSFIT!!

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?:  Greg and I were plodding  along on a treadmill, after a long winter of drinking and partying trying to get back in shape. When up walks this baby-faced trainer, stands on the treadmill between Greg and I asks “What are you doing?” and the rest is history.

Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?: I don’t remember exactly what the WOD  was, but I am sure it involved running some hill multiple times then lifting some weird object over my head in 90 degree weather.

Greg Suhr
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Greg Suhr

Athlete of the month: March 2018
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Hometown: Bloomfield, NE

Age: 64

Occupation:  Accountant/Business owner

When did you first start CrossFitting?: Officially started with Trevor at Lifetime, then CFE.  Did the 2014 open at CFE.

When did you first start training at CFE?: When Trevor and Justin opened – March 2014

Favorite WOD: Anything with weights.  Cleans, snatch, deadlifts, front/back squats, wall balls, double-unders

Least Favorite WOD: Anything with gymnastics.  Toe-to-bars, chest-to-bars, rings, pull-ups

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I’ve been riding a bicycle my whole life.  Riding became daily when I started  delivering the Omaha World-Herald in my small home town  at the age of 9 and continued until I turned 16.  I had an hour in the morning to deliver the papers before school started.  So I had to go as fast as I could to make it to school on time.  In high school I lettered in football, basketball, and track.  After college, I played and coached competitive volleyball 3 nights a week during the winter, and played softball 3 nights a week in the summer.   But I always used the bike for fitness.  Each year I would sign up for a weekly bike ride.  Over the years, I’ve ridden organized rides in Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Montana, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.  Next came  running, and I spent a few years doing several marathons.  Then I taught myself how to swim so I could do triathlons.  My major accomplishment was crossing the finish line at Ironman Wisconsin in September 2004,  the summer I turned 50.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?:  Jenni and I had just returned from a week’s vacation where we drank way too many Margaritas, and ate way too much food.  We decided we needed to work some of that off, so we went to work out at Lifetime.  Trevor approached us one day, when we were on the treadmill knowing we couldn’t run away, and asked if we wanted to join his Bootcamp class.  We responded with the well-known answer …  “that looks too hard, we could never do it”.  But we signed up.  Later, Trevor asked if we wanted to join his Alpha class (Olympic/Crossfit lifting).  We responded with the well-known answer …  “that looks too hard, we could never do it”.  But we signed up.  After a couple of years, Trevor started the workouts in the park.  We signed up.  Then he opened up CFE.  And we signed up.

Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?: It’s probably not the first one, but I remember doing wall balls for the first time.  We had way too many to do, and the time limit was way too short.  Didn’t make the time limit at first.  We did it again a few months later, and I finished it with only 2 seconds to spare.  You don’t forget those moments when you can measure and see the improvements.

Nick Woodard
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Nick Woodard

Athlete of the month: February 2018
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Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Age: 29

Occupation: Owner of Dotzler Siding, LLC & VP Operations of Absolute Roofing, LLC

When did you first start CrossFitting?: October 2016

When did you first start training at CFE?: October 2016

Favorite WOD: DT (Anything with a barbell, moderate weight, moderate reps)

Least Favorite WOD: Fran (Only because Trevor made me dry heave on the last set and yelled at me to keep going, and I did)

Tell us about your sports and fitness background: I played sports in high school and college. I lifted competitively in college, went to Collegiate Nationals in 2008. Then I literally hadn’t done anything since I graduated.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?: Paul Cain convinced me to come to CFE and sign up for a year. I was anti-crossfit before coming to CFE. He actually paid for the first couple months in the first year, pending I actually stay committed. I did and never turned back. I can never thank him enough.

Take us back to your first WOD…what was it and how did it feel?: The first week I was at CFE, I felt like I was going to puke every day. (I actually did a few times). With my weightlifting background, I thought I could come in here and be a super hero. Well, that first couple weeks, I felt like I was hit by a semi-truck. I loved it though.

 

 

Annie Sideris
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Annie Sideris

Athlete of the month: February 2018
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Hometown: Omaha

Age: 25

Occupation: Advisor Success Advocate at Orion – Northstar Financial

When did you first start CrossFitting?: A little over 3 years ago.

When did you first start training at CFE?: I started when CFE first opened!

Favorite WOD: Anything with bar muscle ups or double unders.

Least Favorite WOD: Anything with thrusters or running.

Tell us about your sports and fitness background: I was a gymnast for about 8 years and had to quit because of a fractured growth plate in my wrist.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?: My cousin owns her own CF gym in Norway and after seeing how much she loved it, I had to try it.

Take us back to your first WOD…what was it and how did it feel?: I remember it was sled pushes, box jumps and overhead lunges. I don’t remember the exact workout, but I do remember after a few rounds I got to the point where my legs were so tired I couldn’t even jump anymore.

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