Kevin Thomas

Despite a serious leg injury 15 years ago Kevin works really hard and doesn't seem to get tired. His mental capacity to keep pushing is amazing. We keep his injury in mind and modify the workout if it's going to be too much for his leg to handle then he dives in a destroys the workout.


Where do you work? What do you do there?
I work at CenturyLink as a sales network engineer. I work with large accounts that are based in the treasure valley. I design voice and data networks to meet the clients needs.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
On and off for the last 3 years.

What is your favorite or best movement?
Deadlifts! I like to pick up heavy weight......and put them down.

What movement do you struggle with?
Anything with double unders! I have always been terrible doing them.

What workout have you struggled with physically?
Any workouts with a lot of running. It is difficult for me to run much since I had a pretty bad injury about 15years ago, running hasn't been the same since that day.

What workout have you struggled with mentally?
About 2 years ago I did 100 burpees for time. After about 50 or so it is all a mental game. I had to dig deep to finish that workout.

Why did you choose to start CrossFit?
I started crossfit to get in shape. I saw my friend Tony completly transform himself from out of shape and overweight to wining a bodybuilding competition in Boise and placing 2nd in Vegas. It inspired me to get off my butt. Crossfit has made me better at life in general. It has improved my confidence, made me mentally and physically stronger. General everyday physical activities are much easier now. It has made hiking and hunting much more enjoyable. I have the stamina to hike up steep mountains and leave my hunting friends sucking wind trying to catch up. I feel better than I did at 25 and I was in the ARMY in "good" shape. I wish crossfit was around when I was in high school.

If someone asked you "What is CrossFit," what would you say?
A vehicle to improve your life!