Male Athlete of the Month: November 2015

Name: Jon Christensen

Age: 29

Hometown: Valley Springs, SD

Occupation: I am a 3rd year Osteopathic Medical Student

How long have you been a member at Ten Twenty?  Six Months

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty.  When I walked through the doors, I immediately got "Licked-to-Death" by Blue and I immediately knew 1020 was going to be a good fit for me.  And then Coach Dana made me run around the building for a "warm-up" which turned out to be a pretty good workout in itself.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining?   For some reason the ass in my pants shrunk, while the waist band became larger???  

What are your individual goals?  Emma Stone.

Favorite moment at Ten Twenty so far?  The 2-Year Anniversary party. Hardcore athletes know how to party! I am surprised I did not have to stick an IV in anyone.

What do you enjoy most about the coaching staff at Ten Twenty?  They have an amazing ability to motivate me to bust my ass and get that PR, even when I have worked 12 days straight with 4 hours sleep and my attending tell me that I am the most incompetent, worthless, lazy student they have ever seen.  The 1020 coaches repeatedly remind me that I may not be the smartest, strongest, or fastest athlete, but lazy will never be an accurate adjective used to describe me.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started?  Invest in a Grip 'n Grab. The textured tips are really beneficial to help pick up dropped objects from the floor.  

Tell us something we don’t know about you?   I actually suffer from Raynaud's Phenomenon. This is why I always wear pants and a sweatshirt, yes, even in the summer time.

Favorite WOD? Usually any long chipper WOD.

Least Favorite WOD? AMRAPs. I get bored.  Oh, and thrusters. Or possibly "Coach Taylor's Ab Warm-Ups"  which usually leaves me in the fetal position.

I am really getting tired of Rich Froning always "photoshopping" his head onto my body.