October 2023 Athlete of the Month: Jordan Fetters
We have so much appreciation for our community, and love to highlight one athlete each month that exemplifies hard work and commitment. BOOM! Meet Jordan Fetters! Consistent and encouraging, this expecting father exemplifies what makes our community so special. Let’s dive into his journey at Terminus a little further, and give him a fist bump next time you see him at the gym!
Q: How long have you been going to Terminus? What changes have you seen in yourself (physically or mentally) since joining?
My first day at Terminus was late-October in 2020. Since then, I have improved physically and mentally in many aspects. Physically, I am in better shape, and often ready for a challenge, and I started creating short-term and long-term goals that I had previously never thought possible. Mentally, I find myself embracing the community and being more social and making more friends – definitely a polar opposite prior to Terminus.
Q: How has your journey at Terminus helped you outside the gym?
My wife and I have made friends inside the gym, which has been huge outside the gym! I only spend an hour/day at Terminus, but much more than that with friends outside the gym whether it be the weekly bike rides, movie nights, block parties, even just texting.
Q: Who inspires you at the gym, and how do they inspire you?
I am inspired by the 5am core members (you’re all nuts), the new moms & dads, expecting moms & dads, the 6am crew (Chloe, Keenan, Logan, Greg, Jonny, Ben L, Claudia, Shani, Sara, Nigel, the list goes on), and I’m inspired by the new person that comes into the 6am class every now and then. It takes guts to do this once and more to keep coming back. More importantly, I am inspired by the coaches. Grant, Bryson, Sonya, and Old Man Benson are great coaches and inspire me every day. Thank you all for everything you do – you don’t hear it enough.
Q: How would you describe what it’s like to be a part of Terminus?
Being a part of Terminus is being a part of a positive and uplifting community that cares for eachother’s successes – whether they be personal, professional, fitness related, etc. We also suffer with eachother for an hour a time a few days per week. When I was in the Marines, we had a tight community. When I got out, I lost the community. It’s difficult when you don’t have a community that can celebrate your successes, help you solve problems, navigate life changes, etc. When I joined Terminus, I did not expect to get that back. I just wanted to get in shape. But I was very pleasantly surprised.
Q: Tell us about your first day of class at Terminus.
My first day was a 7:30pm class (RIP) and Trent was the coach. We did back squats and a metcon with overhead squats and toes-to-bar. I could not walk the next day. Trent and the 7:30pm class did a great job projecting the culture and community that has been so positive and consistent since day 1. I knew I would join after that first day, and I have not looked back.
Q: What is something that we may not know about you?
When I was in 7th grade, Heinz was doing a an educational marketing thing and they were asking middle school students to submit a new phrase that would go on their bottles of ketchup. We were all supposed to submit 1 idea, then the teachers would blindly vote on the best 3 from the school to be submitted to Heinz. I got in trouble because I submitted 2 ideas and won both 1st and 2nd place. The 2nd place winner was ‘Meatloaf Enhancer’ and the 1st place winner was ‘Maters fer yur taders’.
Q: What are your top 3 memories or proudest moments in CrossFit?
Everyone remembers their first pull-up, muscle up, push-up etc. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But, my most memorable moments are my first day at Terminus, my first day at 6am, and the day that Chloe told me I should eat more protein. All life-changing events for me.
Q: Moving forward, do you have any short term or long term goals in the gym?
I have had a goal to do the Turducken Games and I have been trying to work towards that all year. On the horizon, my wife and I are very happily expecting to be parents on November 27th, so my goals for next year will be different!