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Spotlight Athlete of the Month | ERIC BOWE

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Eric moved to the neighborhood last summer and quickly came in to CFE to try a class. We still remember it. The workout kicked off with a one mile run followed by a dizzying amount of power cleans and bar facing burpees. From that moment on Eric hasn’t looked back.

In the last ten months Eric has officially completed over 200 CrossFit classes. Think about that for a second… since last summer, Eric has challenged himself in uncomfortable workouts just about every 2 out of 3 days. Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. Eric epitomizes that mindset. He’s a hard worker, supportive of those around him, an all around good dude and we’re 99% convinced he moved here by Viking long ship.  Read on to learn a little more about Eric from Eric himself. 

What do you do outside of CrossFit?

For work I am a Senior Manager of FP&A.  For fun I generally enjoy being outside; running, hiking, swimming, or riding my motorcycle.

What did you do for fitness before CFE?
I played a lot of hockey and football growing up, played in the New England Football League for about 4 years, and then took up running about 5 years ago.  

What made you choose CFE?
We moved to NH about a year ago now and I searched online, saw the great reviews and reached out to give it a shot and have not looked back.

Advice to someone who is hesitant to try CrossFit?
Just try it and you won’t be disappointed.  With all the scaling options and variations in the workouts, there are endless ways to make it work for you. 

Proudest achievement?
Stringing toes to bar together or finally getting double-unders to click.  Any and all of those “firsts” feel so gratifying.  

Greatest challenge?
Learning how to straddle that line of pushing beyond my comfort-zone without getting injured.

Goals moving forward in life, at the gym?
To make fitness part of my life indefinitely and show my kids the importance of good health and fitness, so hopefully they follow that path.

If you could design a workout what would it be?
For time:
2,000M Row
10 Rope Climbs
20 Burpee Box Jump Overs
30 Alt Dumbbell Snatches
20 Wall Balls
200M Farmers Carry

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
A real Irish Breakfast

Favorite quote?
“It could be worse, just keep going” – My Mom

Favorite Movie?
Pretty much anything by Quentin Tarantino or Guy Ritchie

You’re stuck in a Karaoke Bar and can’t leave till you sing a song, what song is it?
The shortest song available to get me off stage as fast as possible.
What’s a fun fact about you that we should know about you?
I enjoy wood working, from hand hewing logs to building Adirondack chairs, other furniture and signs.