Athlete of the MonthMarch

Jerry Lanier

Years at Vantage Movement- WheatRidge CO: 3

Our theme for this month is "Spirit of the Open" and we thought who better to highlight than our intramural team captains!

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah but have lived in Denver for 6 years. I am the Communications Director at a church called the Mile High Vineyard.

 How and when did you get started with CrossFit? 

I have been doing CrossFit for 4 years now. I started going to Vantage after my wife, Sierra, started going there and would come home raving about how awesome it was and how much I would enjoy it…. she was right on as the first time I came in to try a out a class during a share the love WOD I loved it!

 What recreational activities/hobbies to you do/have?

Besides CrossFit I also love cocktail making and am a huge Utah Jazz & NBA fan!

 What is your favorite cheat meal?

Ice cream & cookies. Thats a meal right?

 What is your favorite thing about the CrossFit Open?

I LOVE getting to do the workout with everyone there on Friday nights. The environment is electric with cheering for each other and going all out. It is such a blast!

What kind of positive affect has CrossFit had on you and your life?

Well since started CrossFit, I have lost a bunch of weight, becoming more confident in my own skin. I also feel like being physically active everyday has helped me get unstuck in my emotional health and my spiritual health. I am so grateful for CrossFit Vantage and Chris & Amanda because I really believe that it has been a huge catalyst in changing the whole of my life!!!!