Athlete of the Month: Steve Thompson

Athlete of the Month: Steve Thompson

Birthday: June 13, 1964
Crossfit Birthday: March 15, 2012

How did you hear about CrossFit? I went to an introductory class at a facility in Waukee, but was not able to make my schedule work with their schedule. Shortly after that we noticed that CrossFit 515 had opened up across from our office (Availon).

Favorite/ least favorite movements or workouts? My favorite movement would be pull ups or rowing. My least favorite movement would have to be the burpee, though it is getting better. I thought they would kill me when I first started.

How has crossfit changed your life? Crossfit is the first workout program I have stuck with longer than 3 months since high school. When I first started I had chronic back problems and maybe could run a quarter of a mile. I am now rarely limited by my back during work outs or when working on projects at home. I ran the warrior dash this last summer in 33 minutes and am feel stronger than any time in my life. It is addictive, the days I can’t make the workout, nobody wants to work with me.

Job info: President of Availon, inc. Availon provides services for wind turbine generators in North America.

Family info: I am married to Marla Thompson, Nebraska fan (this explains why so many of my shirts are Nebraska shirts when I am an avid Cyclone fan). I have 5 kids,3 boys and 2 girls: Steven 22, Casey 20, Megan 15, Cassandra 14, Joshua 10

Something funny/ interesting about me: I threaten weekly to pull up stakes and buy a sailboat in the keys. I think we should all go.

Favorite saying: My favorite saying at work is “Who’s the boss around here?”

Most/ least favorite song to wod to? I have never heard this one played at crossfit, but this would be the worst song to work out to; “That aint my truck” by Rhett Akins I am not sure of a favorite

Favorite Movie: I am a John Wayne fan, favorite movie was Hondo.

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