CrossFitter of the Month – January 2014

Hey Folks!

This month we recognize dedication and will power.  This months Crossfitter of the month is someone you may not know well, but who’s name you see on the whiteboard pretty much every day!  Always willing to put in his best effort and try to push his limits while respecting the need for perfect form – this month we recognize…

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Here are Kris’ answers to our questions:

Name:  Kris Laamanen

Age: 38

Occupation: Chief Operating Officer – Helios Group of Companies

What was your exercise experience prior to crossfit?

Played US College Hockey which consisted of pretty intense off-ice workouts.  Since then weight/cardio training at a typical gym as well as hockey.

How long have you been doing crossfit and why do you choose to crossfit?

Since May 2013.  Was told about it by friends and it sounded very intriguing and a refreshing change from my typical gym workout and I was certainly ready to try something new.


What is your favorite part about crossfit?

The mental battle that occurs each and every session and the relatively short amount of time required to experience such a satisfying workout.

What are the accomplishments you are proud of? (Crossfit or non crossfit related) 

Consistently coming to crossfit regardless of how I am feeling.

Favorite workout or lift?



Thanks for your answers and for all the hard work you put into the gym Kris!

The CrossFit Sudbury Team