Athlete of the Month

June 2017 – Mike Henry

Henry (does that count?), “Onree” from hockey


IT Program Manager

In general, what is your background?
Grew up in Naperville, IL and then went to Purdue for college. Fitness wise, I grew up playing just about every sport that I could but mainly focused on Football, Hockey, and Lacrosse.

How long have you been a member at our gym, how did you learn about CF and why did you start?
I’ve kind of lost track at this point, but believe I just passed my 5 year mark at CF312. I was traveling quite a bit so stuck to P90X as it was something I could bring on the road with me. As I stopped traveling, I wanted to amp up my training a bit and came across CF312.

How has being a member at 312 changed your life/lifestyle/level of fitness?
In general, I have become far more aware and educated about my overall health and fitness. It has also expanded my horizon on different challenges that I probably wouldn’t have done prior to starting crossfit.

Short term goals (gym and/or personal):
Get muscle-ups back on track.

Long term goals (gym and/or personal):
Hit the 500# deadlift club. Complete Sealfit Kokoro (looking for someone to join me).

What do you like most about being a member at 312?
It’s cliché, but the people. It’s a great group of people that love to work hard, but probably play even harder.

Favorite and least favorite movements:
Favorites are deadlifts, back squats, and handstand pushups. Least favorite are overhead squats, muscle-ups, and double unders.

Favorite and least favorite WODs:
Favorite would be Murph and Diane. Least favorite is anything with Overhead Squats.

Favorite post-WOD meal:
Grilled chicken and veggies with rice.

Favorite movies:
Departed and Blackhawk Down

Favorite book:
Usually can’t still for long enough to read a book. Can’t even tell you the last book I read.

Favorite artist:

Favorite quote or words you live by?
Not too big on quotes.

What are a few of your most notable achievements?
Not too much for the record books, but graduating Purdue was a big achievement. Only took me 5 years…

I’m passionate about:
Family, friends, sports, fitness, and my pup.

Fun fact that we don’t know about you:
I was in a heavy metal band in high school. We sucked, but had a good time.