Athlete of the Month, October 2013


Name, age, occupation, city? Jill Jessen, 32, Rochester High School Teacher, Rochester

Start date at CrossFit Reviver? August 2012

Athletic background? Played Soccer growing up.

Favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? Favorite: Handstand Push Ups. Least Favorite: Anything with a wide grip.

Greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: Living with faith and conviction during personal crisis over the past few years. Professional: Being asked to brief the US Secretary of Defense when I worked for the Department of Defense. Fitness: I’ve gotten more fit as I’ve gotten older (Not looking forward to the turning point, but Sarah has shown me that can be a long way off).

Has CFR made you better? If so, how? Can an athlete of the month say no to this question?  For sure, its what keeps my pants fitting.

What are your hobbies? Reading, traveling, Bible study, spending time with friends and family, sitting in my chair to watch TV with my puppy after long days.

Top 5 favorite TV shows? Psych, Downtown Abbey, NCIS, Bing Bang Theory, Jeopardy.

What is one thing we don’t know about you? I’m a serious nerd at heart.  (Maybe that isn’t such a big secret, though?)

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: To always leave people and places better than I found them. Professional: To earn my PhD in Instruction and Curriculum. Fitness: To stay active and healthy as long as possible.