May Member of the Month: Aaron Howell

Member of the Month Badge | CrossFit Thoroughbreds | Fort Myers

Name: Aaron Howell

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Age: 33

Hobbies / Interest outside of CrossFit: Anything FSU, schutzhund training, shooting sports, talking about Game of Thrones, eating tacos, waiting for my wife to decide where she wants to eat.

How long have you been at CrossFit Thoroughbreds: I’ve been with CFTB since we moved to Fort Myers about 2 and a half years ago.

Favorite WOD or movement: Power cleans, they are the best.

Tell us about your fitness journey: I used to do the normal gym thing, thought I was doing well, then I tried CrossFit and realized I was weak and would not survive the winter.  I am big into researching everything.  If I need a new pair of socks, I will read everything there is about what the best socks are.  Once I went down the rabbit whole and realized HIIT was the best type of work out to perform, my choice was made.  It’s always tough going from ~$40 a month to ~$100+ on a gym, but once you realize the value in spending more money you can’t do anything else.

How has your fitness journey changed since joining CrossFit Thoroughbreds: Well I have definitely increased my ability to run further distances, even though I bitch at Brian about it.  Also, ever since our move from Atlanta I feel that I have put more effort into the workouts than I used to.  I believe that is more of a function of not being in the car as much than anything else.

Favorite memory at CrossFit Thoroughbreds: I don’t know if I have a single favorite memory at CFTB, but I always enjoy the 5 PM class and the people that attend it.  If CFTB was full of duds I definitely would have bounced a while ago, but luckily everyone that attends is cool to talk to and fun to work out with.