FCCF Athlete: Thomas

“This month’s member spotlight is Thomas Roundtree. Thomas has been a FCCF member for a several years and attends evening classes. Thomas is constantly putting in the work to not only to better himself, but he’s always eager to help others in their CrossFit journey. Thomas has a great attitude and is always down for a good laugh. Find him after class in the back for a story or two. Oh, and count on him to be at class for deadlifts, he’s a deadlifting beast!” – Coach Tara

Check out Thomas’ Spotlight below!

Q&A with Thomas

What inspired you to try CrossFit? How long have you been doing it? 

I started CrossFit in 2014. I used it as a way of getting back into shape after having reconstructive surgery on my ankle where I didn’t walk for almost three months.

What is your least favorite CrossFit movement?

Wall balls, lunges, anything tall people are good at.

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

Pull-ups, squats, deadlifts.

Do you have a goal you are working on at the gym?

Lean out for the summer!

What is one thing that CrossFit has changed about your life that you never expected it to?

Definitely the friendships and community. When I started I had no idea that it was more than just working out as a group.

Are you married? Do you have children?

I’m getting married in June of this year!

Where are you originally from? How long have you lived in Louisville?

Born and raised and lived here in Louisville my entire I was born in Italy and lived in Florida for a while. I’ve lived in Louisville since the early 2000’s.

What do you do for a living? How long have you been doing it? 

I’m an Electronic Warfare Warrant Officer in the Indiana National Guard. I’ve been in the Army for 14 years.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Blink-182 and Lil Wayne was a pretty wild experience.

When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?

Every time I’ve jumped out of an airplane/ helicopter and hit the ground. Major adrenaline dump.

What job would you be terrible at?

A mechanic definitely. 

What are you addicted to?

Sour Patch Kids haha

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

Probably a tool box my Dad got me before he passed away. 

Thank you for being a member of the Fern Creek CrossFit family, Thomas. 

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