Athlete of the Month, April 2017


Earl Han, 32, Clarkston, Orthopedic Surgery Resident.

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? 02/01/2013

What is your athletic background? Track & Field / Cross Country in HS. Marathon running & weight training throughout college & medical school. Once residency began, I wanted to supplement my running by doing Crossfit, to help me advance in multi-endurance sports. I have been with the CFR group ever since.

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? My least favorite is the assault bike…hate that thing. My favorite movement is an old fashioned pull up. Classic move, clear benefit to daily life, should one ever be hanging moments from death. I also like power cleans, because it is a complex movement that benefits all parts of the body. If you don’t have a lot of time to work out, just do power cleans.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related.  My greatest personal accomplishment is marrying my wife. I must’ve fooled her good! Professionally: Still working on it. Fitness related: Winning my high school freshman/sophomore 5K championships; Completing a 50mi ultra marathon

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? Of course it has. It has helped me continue to stay motivated, to push myself to perform my absolute best at every single work out. It has helped me to network in the community. It also has helped me professionally as I take closer consideration into the various injuries that Crossfitters are prone to. My experience has helped me to further understand and connect with my patients.

What are your hobbies?  Cycling, hiking, trail running with my dogs. Working on my car in the garage – helps me to relax and think.

What are your Top 5 favorite movies? Ace Ventura, Wedding Crashers, Gladiator, LOTR, any SW movies.

What is one thing we don’t know about you? I am going to be a dad! (September 2017)

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related. Fitness related:  I would like to be a better swimmer.  Personal: Be a better son & continue to remain close with the family. Professional: Be a better listener. Practice efficient, high quality orthopedics & be resourceful.