I swear we don’t have a weird addiction to giving away a bunch of free stuff! We’re very excited about the phenomenal team of athletes who have decided to come on board and help us rep the Rx brand. Last, but certainly not least, aboard the Rx train is the man most of you know as Thor… Simon Damborg. Here is a little bit about Thor:
Simon “Thor” Damborg has had a long and arduous journey in becoming a competitive CrossFit athlete. Growing up, Simon enjoyed competing in several sports, the spectrum of which varied dramatically over the years. He excelled in volleyball and cross country as a child, which he attributes to his then extremely slender (see: “lanky”) physique. An avid high school rugby player, Simon felt his 6’2” 165lb frame needed some fortification in the gym to be more competitive. He spent his first year at the University of Victoria off the rugby field and in the weight room putting on muscle. Three years and 80lbs later, Simon didn’t have time to get back into rugby as he barely ever left the gym. At 245lbs, he’d certainly accomplished his goal to gain weight and strength.
During his final year at UVic, Simon was introduced to CrossFit, its training methods and ideology. Before ever setting foot in a box, he spent a year and a half doing his best to follow .com in YMCA’s and GloboGyms, learning technique through YouTube videos and shrugging off perplexed looks from spectators on stairmasters. In 2009, Simon joined his first official affiliate. He was immediately hooked by the camaraderie and competitive atmosphere that the CrossFit community provided, and he began participating in every CrossFit competition he could find.
Now resting at around 200lbs, and more commonly referred to as “Thor” than Simon, he has beaten the PR’s of all his former selves: with more speed and endurance than the 165# 18 year old, and more strength and power than the 245# behemoth. Thor continues to ardently compete in CrossFit and has discovered his true passion for helping others find their own “balanced body” as a CrossFit and strength and conditioning Coach in Vancouver, BC.
We’ll be sure to let everyone in on the secret to putting on 80 pounds in 3 years as soon as Thor gives it up! Figuring out that formula should make us our first million. Please join us in welcoming Thor to the Rx team… This team is a Force (I’m stealing one of Steve’s tweets!) and we’re really excited to see Mark, Pete, Steve, Dai, Curt, Nate, Robbie and Thor tear it up at Regional’s!! Make sure you also check out Thor on Facebook and Twitter. The next exciting step for us will be joining forces with some strong CrossFit women to rep the ladies gear!