TJ Dieterly is this month’s Hyper CrossFIT’s Athlete of the Month. Learn more about TJ, the Game of Thrones loving, mountain biking, hard working electrical technician, and the Hyper CrossFIT athlete we are very proud of. Read on…
A local electrical technician from Columbus, NJ, TJ credits his sister, Courtney, for introducing him to CrossFIT.
“I woke up one day and my sister told me she found a CrossFit gym nearby and that she had signed us both up for a class. She also said that I would be going whether I liked it or not.”
And liked it he did, despite the fact that as an avid outdoorsman, TJ is not often to be found working out in a gym, much less a CrossFit box. It’s far more likely to find TJ seeking out a mountain trail, ski slope, or righteous wave than participating in a WOD. Whether hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, or surfing, TJ has a passion for defying gravity and braving nature’s elements to produce a great burn.
“I hate being indoors unless I’m watching Game of Thrones.”
It was that fateful first WOD that hooked TJ and caught the attention of his HyperCrossFIT peers. His desire to push himself to his limits and embrace new challenges is precisely what prompted us to recognize him as Augusts’s CrossFIT Athlete of the Month. TJ has achieved several stellar PRs, including both a front and back squat of 300 pounds, which he worked diligently, patiently and consistently to achieve. His favorite WOD is “The Seven,” but if given the opportunity to create and name his own WOD, TJ says he would call it (wait for it) “The TJ” and it would consist of the following:
- 5 rounds for time
- Buy-in 800m row
- 21 floor wipers
- 15 squat cleans 100/75
- 9m handstand walk
- Buy-out 2 rope climbs
As for what he appreciates most about his Hyper CrossFIT family, TJ says, “The other members, the facility and the new Spealer (pull up) bars.” TJ’s advice to anyone interested in CrossFIT, but feeling nervous or intimidated, “It’s not as scary as it looks, and is a lot of fun.”
Please join us in congratulating, TJ. Keep up the great work, brother!