Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”.
It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout.
This month’s spotlight is on Dan Rohrhoff, a member since October of 2015.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
I joined Grand Trunk – New Hudson in October of 2015 because I needed someone/something to motivate me to work out. I used to belong to a gym and tried all the at-home programs but I never stuck with anything. I saw CrossFit on a friend’s Facebook feed and thought I’d give it a try.
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
I enjoy the variety. Every workout is a new challenge. The coaches and the people are great! Working from home can feel isolating, so it’s a nice break from staring at the computer screen.
What is your favorite movement?
My favorite movement is riding the Assault bike. Who doesn’t love a fast sprint on a bike?
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
I am most proud of climbing the rope. When I first started I couldn’t even pull myself up and I wanted nothing to do with the rope.
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
I am currently working on and improving my overhead squat. I used to dread seeing these movements show up in the WOD, but now I see it as an opportunity to get better.
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
I would tell anyone who is new to just stick with it. The movements are hard and awkward at first but just know that everyone has been there before and with time you will improve.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
CrossFit has given me the confidence and strength to take on any challenge that presents itself.
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
I work as a patent examiner so I have to listen to everyone’s great ideas.
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
Ten rounds of sled pulls and ten rounds of 10 calories on the Assault bike.
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): To stay in shape, have fun, and get out of the house.