Prototype of the Month: Patti Palmer


1.) Share you CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey


I met Mike at BSC when he was my personal trainer. I was looking to improve physically but was challenged with some medical issues. Mike kept me motivated and focused but never let me use that as an excuse. Brian came into the picture when they both started to pilot some early “Crossfit” type classes and I became hooked. Soon, I joined CFP (Fall of 2012) and have improved my mobility, agility, strength, coordination, and even my Crossfit math skills! Who knew! CFP has made me more aware of my strengths (hang cleans) and my weaknesses (thrusters) and continues to push my capabilities. I feel confident that I can continue to improve my fitness and strength.

2.) What is your favorite part about being at CFP?

I am constantly pushing the bounds of what I thought was possible and that makes me feel amazing – #superhuman. I set measurable goals and feel so supported by the coaches and other members as I try to reach them. It truly is a family and I am glad to be a part of this.

3.) What are you hobbies and activities ?

I am quietly writing a book. I don’t know if I will ever publish but just going through the process has given me some amazing insights. I have learned so much about myself and  my strength and that has given me the ability overcome challenges and fears. It’s pretty cool.


4.) How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?

I am a User Experience manager in a very fast paced, high stressed, organization. CFP has helped me understand how important common goals, motivation, achievement and support really help build strong collaborative teams. I have actually used “partner” WODs to solve design challenges. 

5.) What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?

I am determined to string together my toes to bar and kipping pull-ups and not stop during a WOD. 

I also want to be able to hit that darn blue RX button more other than not! (LOL)

6.) Favorite Quote

If it’s important you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.