January Athlete of the Month

Greg Ernst

Tell us about yourself, hobbies, interests, family, job, etc.

I am 47 years young, Married to Nicole and have one son Drake.  Enjoy hunting, fishing, offshore boats and family time. Work at Ernst Meat & Seafood in Eastern Market Detroit.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

Going on two years

What do you remember about your first CrossFit experience?

I was nervous and my second class was “Barbara.” I thought what am I getting myself and thought Bill had issues making us do this.

What do you most enjoy about CrossFit?

The feeling of accomplishment after class is over.

What do you most enjoy about being part of Light the Fire CrossFit family?

The friends that I have made from attending classes.

What motivates you to come to the box?

Type one diabetes

What is you most recent PR/biggest accomplishment?

Making it a year was my goal and now it is to keep going.

What is your favorite wod, lift, movement, or skill?


What is your least favorite wod, lift, movement, or skill?

Overhead Squat

What is your current CrossFit goal?

To push myself at every class, give 100 percent effort.

What would you tell a newbie or someone that has never done CrossFit?

Have fun and don’t pay attention to everyone else.  Focus on yourself and what your trainer tells you.

Have you had a life changing experience since starting CrossFit?

I do not wake up with back pain in the mornings and feel stronger every month.

How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the box?

It has given me endurance and conditioning that help make physical activities easier.

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