January Member of the Month: Donovan Parisi

Member of the Month Badge | CrossFit Thoroughbreds | Fort Myers

Donovan Parisi

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Age: 27

Hobbies or Interest outside of CrossFit:  Kayaking, fishing, guitar/piano. I tend to jump around from hobbies as I find things that interest me. I am also a voracious reader and always have a good book recommendation for those that are in need.

How long have you been at CFTB: 6 months I believe.

Favorite WOD or movements: Pull Ups, Bench Press, rowing.

Tell us about your fitness journey: I came into CrossFit thinking I had a relatively good foundation to build upon and that I had many opportunities ahead to grow and learn more about the fundamentals of fitness. What I found was that CrossFit is not something that can be prepared for any way other than doing CrossFit, and since then I have felt stronger, healthier, and more fit in many aspects of daily life beyond simply the gym.

How has your fitness journey changed since joining CFTB? My conditioning and form have made tremendous bounds which improves my ability to perform the WODS and make improvements on my strength for core lifts.

Favorite memory at CFTB: Definitely getting the opportunity to participate in the Open workouts. The group atmosphere of pushing each other to try our best is what keeps me coming back.

Any advice for new members or people thinking about trying CrossFit:

Don’t ever wait to join because you think you’re not fit enough or strong enough because there is always a scaled version to try and every workout will challenge you to push yourself and provide a sense of gratification with each and every new goal achieved.