January's Athlete of the Month
Time to highlight one of our spectacular athletes! What makes up an Athlete of the Month? Not RX’ing every workout or lifting the most weight. This athlete exhibits consistency and a hard work mentality. Every time they come to the gym they have a good attitude and give their all. This person is also welcoming of others, helping make CFHD the best community there is. Each month we choose a different athlete and post some fun facts about them to help y’all get to know them better.
This month is the much deserving Eric Patterson. Not only is Eric consistent in the gym on a weekly basis, but he always puts forth 100% effort. While hard work and consistency is VERY important when it comes to improvement in the gym, we love the positivity Eric brings to class. He is always smiling and cheering on others when he finishes a workout. We admire Eric's dedication and are thankful to have him at H Dub!
Name: Eric Patterson Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana Age: 23 Occupation: Soccer coach and J Crew Sales Tell us a little bit about yourself
Born in Chicago, grew up in Indiana. I have a sister who plays soccer at Samford University. I grew up with 2 Daschunds (wiener dogs) named Lily and Daisy. I went to a Jesuit high school in Indiana and played soccer. I came to Nashville to go to Belmont University where I played soccer my first two years and graduated in December 2017. I love to travel and my favorite city I have been to is Barcelona.
What were your goals when you started CrossFit?
To become a more well rounded athlete and learn new movements
How long have you been doing CrossFit and how did you get into it?
I have been doing Crossfit for about 3 years in total but it has not been consistently 3 years. I got into crossfit after finishing up college soccer and wanting a new challenge.
What is your favorite/least favorite thing we do in CrossFit?
My favorite thing we do at Crossfit is Back or Front Squat and my least favorite thing we do is burpees
How has CrossFit H Dub positively affected you? It has allowed me to focus on my personal fitness and figure out what works for me and what does not, both on the nutrition side and the workouts.
What advice do you have for newcomers? Don’t worry about what other people are doing and don’t compare yourself to anyone. Workouts are hard enough - do not play mind games
What is something no one at the gym knows about you?
I have a scar all the way across my left thigh from a surgery I had when I was 8 months old.
Who are 3 people you would have a meal or drink with dead or alive?
If you had an intro song when you walk into the gym what would it be?
Legend by Drake
If you could have one super power what would it be? Teleportation
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Any Pizza from Desanos