Athlete of the Month, March 2015
Name, age, occupation, city? Kristen Hall, 28, Project Manager, Rochester Hills
Start date at CrossFit Reviver? February, 2012
Athletic background? Travel Soccer, horse polo in high school and college (MSU)
Favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? Favorite: Back Squats and HSPU’s. Least Favorite: Deadlifts and Wall Balls.
Greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: Working full time while finishing my MBA. Professional: Joining the Executive Team in NYC in August to ring the opening bell for an IPO at the NASDAQ Marketplace. Fitness: When I first started CrossFit, I couldn’t get the PVC pipe over my head and used the training bar for everything.
Has CFR made you better? If so, how? Yes. It taught me that what I thought I knew about fitness, I really had no idea. Especially when it comes to nutrition. I’ve learned a lot about myself, what it takes to actually gain muscle and be “fit”, and what it actually means to train consistently and with purpose. I look forward to working out and really enjoy the community atmosphere.
What are your hobbies? All things horses, traveling, watching sports, and cooking.
Top 5 favorite TV movies? King’s Speech, Fear, Elf, The Shawshank Redemption, Something to Talk About.
What is one thing we don’t know about you? We met through mutual friends. At the time, Kristen was an undergrad at MSU and Jeff was 1L at Detroit Mercy College of Law. The first time we actually met, Kristen got kicked out of the Riv in East Lansing for being underage, Jeff was mistaken for a bouncer, and the cops let Kristen off with a warning and her fake ID. We ended up eloping in Savannah, GA 8 years later.
What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related? To see as much of the world as I can; Professional: I waver between either making it within the corporate world to a c-suite position or selling off everything I own and being a wanderer. Fitness: To remain healthy, injury free and strong.
Name, age, occupation, city? Jeff Hall, 33, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Macomb County, Rochester Hills
Start date at CrossFit Reviver? May, 2012
Athletic background? Hockey, Lacrosse, Golf
Favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? Favorite: Pull Ups. Least Favorite: F Burpees.
Greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: Getting married. Professional: Getting my first conviction on a life offense. Fitness: Beating Kristen’s Murph time.
Has CFR made you better? If so, how? It made me aware of how unfit I was working out by myself and what real fitness is. For both of us and our crazy schedules, training together at 5:30am is sometimes the only real time we see each other during the day. We enjoy that we can do this together and CFR has given us that opportunity.
What are your hobbies? Fixing cars, working on our house, playing golf.
Top 5 favorite TV movies? Top Gun, Caddyshack, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Full Metal Jacket.
What is one thing we don’t know about you? See Kristen’s response…
What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: To rebuild a classic sports car. Professional: To have Kristen make enough money to supplement my income so I can be a stay at home dad and train for American Ninja Warrior. Fitness: Doing Murph with a 20lb weighted vest.