Athlete of the Month, June 2016


Name, Age, Occupation, City: Shannon Smith, 29, Regional Sales Manager, Royal Oak

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? 01/14/2013

What is your athletic background? JV Basketball, Multi-sport intramurals

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? Favorite: Burpees / Least favorite: Snatches

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related. Personal: Taking a chance to move to the greater Detroit area from Chicago in 2012 for my career. I have been able to build a great life with good friendships and a serious relationship. My girlfriend does not hesitate to remind me that before we met I was just a bachelor in Chicago hanging out with former fraternity brothers every weekend….so I am obviously much better off now, right? Professional: Leading my sales team to the highest grossing revenue in the midwest during the past two years. Fitness related: In my first ever 8k in 2012, I beat my goal by over two minutes. In my first Murph in 2014, I beat my goal by actually finishing.

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? Absolutely- I have developed a level of core strength that I never had previously when lifting weights at the gym. It has challenged me to strengthen my lower body and build a level of endurance I did not have before. It also keeps me motivated to train when it would be easy to lose focus.

What are your hobbies? Huge sports fan, terrible golfer, beer league softball pitcher and karaoke extraordinaire

What is one thing we don’t know about you? I graduated from Ohio State and was on the student run news channel (Buckeye TV) as a sports anchor for a year.

What are your Top 5 favorite movies? Good Will Hunting, The Dark Knight, Stepbrothers, All the President’s Men, and Two for the Money (guilty pleasure)

What are your goals in life? Personal: Besides the standard adult checklist, find an organization that shares some commons beliefs as a way to donate time. Professional: Make Vice President in the next three years. Fitness: To develop regular/sustainable diet/exercise goals.