Athlete of the Month, March 2016


Name, Age, Occupation, City: Bob Wood, 52, home inspector, Rochester Hills

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? 12/00/2014

What is your athletic background? Just celebrated I played football in high school. Was on the track team (I lead by example of what not to do).

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? I love the dead lift. Don’t mind the bike or rower. I used to hate burpee’s but they are growing on me. I am not a fan of inch worms. Running kills me but I want to overcome that weakness.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related. Personal is easy, earning my wife’s love and respect. I am also raising three amazing, talented and ambitious kids.I definitely am an over achiever in my personal life. Professionally I am proud that my brother and I have kept our business alive while the recent real estate bubble burst, while a lot of our competition closed their doors. Fitness wise, I guess I’m proud of the fact that I’m still moving and now getting better. Thanks Vince and Jeremy! Oh yea, a long time ago I won a high school football state championship and before that I came in third in a real AMA sanction Motocross race. First and only time ever. That was pretty cool.

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? Absolutely yes! I’ve joined every gym and tried every diet imaginable. CFR IS THE ONLY ONE THAT STICKS. It’s like oxygen to me. I have to go and get irritable when I miss.

What are your hobbies? I am currently restoring a vintage dirt bike. The same model I raced. Yep, I’m old. My other hobby is coming to CFR. I love this place and every person in it. It is my sanctuary. When I walk through the door all the stress disappears. Thank you Vince and Jeremy for creating it!

What are your Top 5 favorite movies? I don’t really have favorite movies. I love movies in general but I’m pretty easily entertained.

What is one thing we don’t know about you? I am pretty much an open book. I guess that I have a biology degree I’m not using. If anyone wants it it’s yours. The student loans are all paid off!

What are your goals in life? My goals – personal, would be to get in a position to be able to retire someday and just relax and enjoy life with my wife and family. Professionally, to get my business to a point where it runs on cruise control, and fully recover from the previously mention burst of the real estate bubble. Fitness wise, I would like to reach my weight loss goals and increase my aerobic fitness level. It would be cool to be able to run a mile.