Blog Search

July Member Of The Month: Remi Petri

By: 0

July Member Of The Month: Remi Petri

July Member Of The Month: Remi PetriYou’ll recognize Remi if you come in the gym any afternoon around 4.30. He saunters in with his little smile, and gets to work. He spends time on his lifts, with the kettlebell, working the fundamentals. He also spends substantial time each day working mobility. He has become stronger since he started with us, but the quality of his movement and the strength gains are due largely to his commitment to mobility. For the longest time I thought he was British, but one day I overheard him speaking French and realized he is actually a French man who masquerades as a POME (prisoner of Mother England).

Remi, we love having you with us. We are proud of you and your progress!

  1. When did you start CrossFit and why? I started about 3 years ago (I think?) because it was recommended by a couple of friends who had just joined and loved it.
  2. What time of day do you come in? I typically come in around 4.30pm.
  3. What is one type of movement you hate and one you love? I hate Thrusters! They seem to gas me out more than anything else and I love Turkish Get Ups. It’s a great all rounder exercise and it really helps with everything else in the box.
  4. Any big goal(s) set for the next year? I set some goals for 2017 and I’m getting close. 250lbs Clean and 155lbs Squat Snatch.
  5. Name an athlete that inspires you and why.  I don’t have a specific athlete in mind but generically speaking I’m always impressed by boxers. The stamina needed to fight for 12 rounds is crazy let alone while being punched in the face repeatedly.
  6. Tell us one fun fact about you. I may sound British but I’m actually French 😉
  7. You were left on a deserted island.  What one food and thing would you want to be left with you? I would bring a knife and wine! Does that count as food?
  8. How has CrossFit helped you in sports? Life? Crossfit has been a huge help in my life. I used to spend hours in the gym each week and I’ve never been this fit or this strong. It also really helps structuring my week, down to what I eat, drink, or even how I sit at my desk!
  9. How have workouts changed for you over the years? Workout routines are getting longer these days, I’m typically there for 1.5 to 2 hours each time…but the stronger I get the more fun the workouts have become. It’s always rewarding when you can RX the WOD.