May Spotlight Athlete of the Month
CrossFit Snohomish is very happy to announce that Tom Hollenberry has been chosen as Spotlight Athlete of the Month. Tom has been a very dedicated member of CFS for the last 2 years and lately you can sure hear “Running Tom is a Beast” at least 3 times during the class, but all you will see when this happens is Tom quietly smile and say “Ahh but look at what you did!” He is an extremely hardworking and determined athlete but that compares nothing to the encouragement and guidance that he gives others. It also wouldn’t be fair to talk about Tom without bringing up his daughter Samantha, talk about a cheerleader!! Everyday she is as happy as can be and never once have I seen her without a smile and can that girl dance. Thank you so much Tom for making CFS a part of your family and shake our heads in amazement in everything you do.
When did you start CrossFit Snohomish? May 6th, 2014, I was a runner who thought he was in fairly good shape, I was quickly humbled J!
What is your favorite WOD? Not sure I have a favorite at this point, I really enjoy the long workout’s that test your strength, endurance and mind.
What is your least favorite WOD? Anything with OH Squats or Double Unders,
What is your favorite movement? Lately I guess it would have to be Back Squats
What is your least favorite movement? OH Squat, OH Squat Snatch. Filling out this questionnaire
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far? Having the confidence and ability to attempt and get thru my first Open 2016 (Scaled).
What is your next goal? More upper body strength to get that Muscle Up. I suppose Double unders should be on the list also but it doesn’t seem very important till a WOD comes up and I can’t RX it because I don’t have them J Unscaled Open someday
What do you like to do outside of the gym? Spend time with my Family, Anything outdoors, Trail Running, Wheelin, Bike Riding, Camping.
What is your favorite food? My Wife’s Fried Chicken
What is your favorite movie? Top Gun ( I would love to fly one of those jets)
Where is your favorite place to be? Anywhere outdoors away from the Chaos.
If you could go back to the very first day you walked thru CrossFit Snohomish doors what would you tell yourself knowing what you know now? Listen to the coaches and do what they say all the time. Results will come, don’t rush it. Cross fit for life is a real thing.
What has CrossFit done for your life? My goal when I started was to improve my core strength (sorry JV) which would hopefully make me a stronger, faster runner. CF has done that and more. I’ve never been more fit than I am now, which makes me feel better about everything.
Tell us about your life and family outside of CrossFit – I was born and raised in Washington, small town called Carson in the Columbia Gorge. I moved to Colorado after graduating high school. I met my wife in Colorado in 1984, we got married in 1987 after moving back to Washington in 1986, I have two stepsons Jimmy and Willy, we have two daughters, Samantha 27 (who is my biggest fan and cheerleader at CFS). She loves to come with me. Megan 25, who is married to Garrett, and has blessed us with two (Autumn and Cooper) of our 11 Grandchildren. We also raised two Nephews, Jay and Devin. We have 1 great grandchild . I work for a large Drilling Contractor in Kent, been there for 25 years. Other significant events in my life. Got clean and sober in 1994. “SAVED IN 1996”. We attend Canyon Hill’s Community Church in Bothell.
I want to take a moment to thank all the coaches who have been patient with me the last two years, Wendy says I was a challenge in the beginning, hopefully less so now. The Owners ( Past and Present) and Coaches at CFS are the best, they truly have your best interest at heart. I’ve met some great people the last two years in the CFS family, who are always encouraging to everyone. I’m blessed to be a part of the CFS family.
Back Squat Establish a 1 rep max