Each month, Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym. January’s Athlete of the Month is Cody Kreutziger. Cody has been at OPCF since 2022 and is part of the 5:30 pm gang. One person every day will walk in lip-syncing to whatever song is playing in the gym…Cody K. He is someone who brings a smile to everyone’s face. He has progressed so fast and continues to get better. Cody also always welcomes a new face to the gym, making sure they feel welcome. It has been fantastic having him here, and we are excited to have him continue crushing it here at OPCF! Please read below to learn about Cody and what he has to say! We could not be more proud to recognize him for our January Athlete of the Month!
How long have you been working out at Overland Park CrossFit?
Since June 2022
What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? Do you remember what it was?
That it was way harder than I thought it would be and that I was not as in shape as I thought I was. It was also the start of my disdain for burpees. The open workout 22.2 ; 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 deadlifts/bar facing burpees.
What has been your favorite workout so far?
I’m not sure I have a specific favorite workout but I really like long grindy chippers and gymnastic workouts
What did you want to be when you grew up and where do you work now?
I wanted to play some type of professional sport like football, baseball, or basketball but I work at Country Club Bank.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like playing cornhole, doing puzzles, playing video games, watching football, and going for walks with Abby and Honey.
What advice would you give a newbie just starting at OPCF?
When you see someone doing something really well, like pretty bar muscles up or handstand walks or hitting a weight total that you think you probably never could hit, it’s because they practiced. Everyone starts off in the same place but you have to put in the work.
What is on your bucket list?
I would like to scuba dive the Great Blue hole in Belize
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
Honestly the gym. After a long day at work, the gym is the best place to de-stress and do some fitness with everyone.
If your pet could talk, what do you think they might say about you?
That even though she may act awkward and like she doesn’t like it, she loves when I pull her in close to snuggle with me
What is your favorite random fact?
That the eyes have their own form of immune system
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Real World by Matchbox 20