Tim Tochtrop

Tim Tochtrop

CF-L1 Coach

I recently finished Fran and didn't pass out or puke.


CrossFit Level 1 Certification, BA Anthropology, BS Civil Engineering, countless life lessons, all around good guy.  When not at the box, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and just being out in beautiful Colorado.

About Coach

I've always been athletic. Growing up I played baseball and ran cross country and track. I've always been more of an endurance athlete at one time being able to run a sub 6:00 minute mile and a sub-20-minute 5k. More recently I just run to finish.

Turning Point

About 15 years ago I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing beer softball and this was a wake-up call that I needed to get more serious about my health. I would run frequently but found that my training was lacking. At a local 5k race, I won a free 6-month membership to CrossFit Crossroads (now CrossFit ELM). I wish I could say that I placed first in the race or won my age ground, but I won the prize through sheer luck; my bib number was drawn at random from a hat. I had heard about CrossFit from others and was a bit intimidated when I first walked into the box. My initial reaction was, “where are all the machines?” I quickly learned how bodyweight exercises can be just as devastating as any machine. Once I joined CrossFit, I fell in love with it. It had been what I was looking for as far as overall fitness.

Motivation & Passion

I took the Level 1 Coaches class just because I was interested in learning more about CrossFit. One day at CF ELM, Marka and Brandon wanted to take their family camping, but they had no other coaches at the time. They approached me, “Tim, you are our only Level 1, would you mind filling in for us this weekend?” And that is how I became a coach. Now I really love being a coach and helping others improve their fitness. There is a great reward in seeing someone have that ‘aha’ moment when they finally succeed at a goal they have been striving toward. I hope to continue helping others and plan on taking my Level 2 soon.

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