Athlete Profiles

Lorin Blake

Name: Lorin Blake Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL Age: 42 Occupation: Licensed social worker and vice president for a nonprofit organization that provides housing and social services to people coming out of the shelter system Have you always been active? I was a gymnast for 13 years — I competed as a child and in high…

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Thea Schlendorf

Name: Thea Schlendorf Hometown: New York… Ok, I begrudgingly admit I did most of my growing up in Wyckoff, NJ. Ew, Jersey. Age: 35 Occupation: Marketer for the wine industry — I work on getting people to buy more wine CrossFitting Since: December 2014 What’s your favorite WOD or movement? At the moment, I’ll say toes…

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Franny Stephens

Name: Francine Stephens Hometown: Great Neck, NY Age: 45 Occupation: Restaurant Owner CrossFitting Since: October 2014 What’s your favorite WOD or movement? Cindy and Fran, but I’ve been obsessed with getting a solid (i.e. staying up there for a hearty amount of time) freestanding handstand for the better part of a year now. And your least…

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Sarah Swift

Name: Sarah Swift Hometown: Watertown, CT Age: 34 Occupation: Autism Neuroscience Researcher CrossFitting Since: October 2012 What’s your favorite WOD or movement? Deadlift! I finally hit my goal 2x bodyweight deadlift last winter (just weeks before becoming pregnant and having to go lighter on weights). And your least favorite? Double unders are still inconsistent and frustrating…

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Quentin Perry

[justified_image_grid ids=12523,12521,12522] Name: Quentin Perry Hometown: Cleveland, Texas Age: 33 Occupation: Business Affairs Manager at an ad agency. It’s part of production dept and we deal in matters of contracting, IP and mitigating legal risk. And some music and celebrity stuff. CrossFitting Since: August 2015. I visited CFPH two days after moving in to my…

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Tiffani Carter-Thompson

Name: Tiffani Carter-Thompson Hometown: Teaneck, NJ Age: 44 (“I turn 45 in March, and I made a list of things I want to accomplish by then. A major one is a strict pull-up!”) Occupation: Vice President of Global Communications for the wellbeing beauty brand Philosophy CrossFitting Since: June 2014 What’s your favorite WOD or movement?…

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Katharine Jones and Will Leahy

[justified_image_grid ids=11765,11766,11767,11768,11769] Names: Katharine Jones and Will Leahy Hometowns: Inverness, Florida (KJ) and East Greenbush, New York (WL) Ages: 32 (KJ) and 33 (WL) Occupations: Web producer (KJ) and financial industry attorney (WL) CrossFitting Since: May 2014 (KJ) and June 2014 (WL) What’s your favorite WOD or movement? KJ: Karen [150 wall balls for time].…

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Peter Janowski

Name: Peter Janowski Hometown: New York, NY Age: 32 Occupation: White collar criminal defense lawyer CrossFitting Since: June 2014 Favorite WOD or Movement: I’ve been digging the oly movements. Put Grace or Randy on the program and I’m happy. And anything that involves rowing. 12+ years since I left the rowing team and it still…

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Kylie Sachs

Congrats Kylie on being our next Athlete of the Month Hometown: Grew up in Maryland; NYC since 1994 Age: 42 Occupation: CFO Crossfitting since: July 2014 Favorite WOD or Movement: I like the one or two movement WODs the best especially if it involves the bar. I love the bar – cleans, deadlifts, back squats.…

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Holly Sheppard

Congrats Holly on being our next Athlete of the Month! [justified_image_grid ids=10696,10697,10698,10699] Name: Holly Sheppard Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Age: 35 Occupation: Chef CrossFitting: Since CFPH opened…so 6 months Favorite WOD or Movement: I love rowing. My favorite WOD’s are the burners. I like mixing things up in a WOD like Pull Ups/Sit Ups/Burpees kind of…

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