Athletes of the Month - January 2019

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Don McLaughlin, 42, Teacher, Rochester Hills

When did you start at CrossFit Reviver?: 2 years ago.

What is your athletic background?: Lot's of running

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD/movement?: Favorite: Clean's Lease Favorite: Rest

What is your great accomplishment? Personal, Professional, and Fitness related:: Personal: Married Michelle Slater Professional: I have taught 4 different AP Classes Fitness: All American Track and Field at The University of Michigan

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so?: Yes, stronger, more balanced and most importantly preventing injuries.

What are your hobbies?: Running, Hiking, Biking, Camping, Skiing.

What are your Top 5 favorite movies?: City of God, Das Boot, Good Will Hunting, The Right Stuff, Dazed and Confused

What is one thing we don’t know about you?: I Wrestled in middle school, 80lb and under weight class. Lost every single match.

What are your goals in life? Personal, Professional, and Fitness related:: Stay injury free and keep getting stronger.


Michelle Slater, 42, Elementary School Teacher, Rochester Hills

When did you start at CrossFit Reviver?: 2 years ago

What is your athletic background?: I ran track from 4th grade till I graduated from the University of Michigan. I was on the track and cross-country team at U of M. In high school I was on the volleyball team. I also love to downhill ski.

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD/movement?: Favorite: burpees and pull ups Least Favorite: 30 sec. rest

What is your great accomplishment? Personal, Professional, and Fitness related:: Fitness:Earning All American status in Cross Country in college. Our team also won 3 Big Ten Track and Field Championships together. Personal: Creating a loving family that enjoys laughing and going on adventures together.Professional:Creating meaningful relationships and making learning fun for children, especially boys.

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so?: Yes, it brings a nice balance to our lives and we have met many funny and kind people. It's a great way to start a day!

What are your hobbies?: Running, listening to mystery books, skiing, hiking, traveling, camping and any outdoor activity.

What are your Top 5 favorite movies?: Fight Club, Thor Ragnarok, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Trainspotting

What is one thing we don’t know about you?: I enjoy inappropriate stand up comedy.

What are your goals in life? Personal, Professional, and Fitness related:: To serve others while continuing to learn and grow in all aspects of life along the way.