Member Of The Month

Member Of The Month is a prestigious designation awarded to someone who exemplifies what it means to be a DeNovo CrossFit athlete; someone in our community who lives by our Purpose and Values and honors the DeNovo Theory.

When choosing the Member Of The Month, we ask ourselves...

  • Who recognizes that changes in life happen when they choose to get uncomfortable?
  • Who supports us in fostering a caring environment and helps other athletes feel safe and welcome?
  • Who believes that every day is a new beginning in which they can work to be the best version of themselves possible?
  • Who believes in cultivating life-long relationships at DeNovo?
  • Who sets hesitations aside and works towards fulfilling their full potential and helping other athletes do the same?

Jason Tish

How did you discover CrossFit?

I watched it at Miramont while I worked out there. Some of the cardio machines along the track overlooked the gym; I would also play basketball right next to them on the other half of the court. I became interested and was already sick of my current routine, so I decided to try something new! 

What draws you to DeNovo CrossFit?

The coaches. That’s why I came. Also, I’m drawn to the community. I already knew a lot of the athletes because we all came together. I like all of these people a lot.  

What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment?

My health. I’m probably at the healthiest point in my life ever -- so far. In general, I’m eating better and working out more -- if that’s possible. Haha! I feel better than I have in a long time.  

What is your pet peeve?

I dislike people who don’t listen and are disengaged when talking to them. Also.. inattentive drivers. 

What is your favorite Joke?

I always like the “that’s what she said” jokes, but I can’t think of an actual one.  

If we are sitting here one year from now, what would we be celebrating?

Hopefully I’ll be living life to the fullest. I would like to be even healthier -- I’ll probably be the healthiest I’ve ever been.  

What do you enjoy doing for fun and professionally?

I like to golf, go snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, wood working -- all things functional fitness!! 

Professionally, I work at a custom door shop. I’m a project manager there, and am involved in sales. I enjoy it. It’s just a “mom and pop” place; maybe in a handful of years, myself and another sales guy might be able to take it over, but it’s hard to say. 

What/Who inspires you?

My Mom. She’s always positive and willing to help anyone. She never complains; for example, she’s had health issues that she never told me about until after they were resolved because she doesn’t want to complain or discuss anything negative. I try to be like her. 

There’s also an athlete here that’s always positive, supportive, and uplifting. I won’t name him, but he has been a positive influence on me -- he’s almost a mentor without knowing. He’s someone I’d like to be more like when I grow up. 

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

I like rope climbs and tire flips. 

What are you currently reading?

I just finished “The Life of Bob Marley,” and I also read National Geographic.  

What advice do you have for someone who is nervous about joining DeNovo?

Just show up and start! Try it! You don’t really know what it’s going to be like until you’re involved. Getting here is half the battle

Why the DeNovo Coaches chose Jason...

  • Tish has been here since the very beginning, helping us (literally) build DeNovo.  He makes NO room for excuses to get in his way of accomplishing amazing things both inside and outside of the gym, even with personal challenges and obstacles in his life.  He leaves his baggage at home and continuously welcomes, encourages and inspires all athletes with a friendly Tish smile :) -Coach Jenny
  • I  admire Tish. He is so consistent and has a great attitude.  His soft spoken, friendly demeanor draws people to him.  He is giving and selfless and has really made an impact on DeNovo! He’s also the best at changing out our water jug and making the best coffee! :) -Coach Jorine 
  • As one of the most consistent , and committed athletes at DeNovo, Tish inspires me.  His positive attitude is contagious, and he is also very selfless and generous with his time--always making DeNovo a brighter place. -Coach Paige