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August 2018 Athlete of the Month – Daryl Miller

August 2018 Athlete of the Month – Daryl Miller

1. What brought you to CrossFit?

We started doing Crossfit at the fire station about ten years ago. We found the high intensity and functional movements were perfect training for fighting fires. We eventually got rid of the leg extension and peck deck machines, and replaced them with pull up bars, kettle bells, and bumper plates. I had the opportunity to attend a Crossfit level 1 instructor class in ’08 and have been crossfiting ever since.

2. What was your first impression?

This is no joke! These workouts were HARD. Was fun to follow the main site, post scores, and compare to other athletes across the world. I was always amazed at how fast and strong these men and women were (I was nowhere near at their level). Was a bit challenging, though, going to a ‘globo gym’ and doing kipping pull ups or clean and jerks, you got a lot of strange looks…

3. How has that changed?

Well the workouts are still hard, but it is nice now to have actual Crossfit gyms to go to that are designed to do Crossfit workouts (no more strange looks).

4. What was your first “Bright Spot”?

My most recent bright spot was the day I decided ease up a bit (I am over the hill now, people). The injuries and soreness were becoming too much. I decided I didn’t have to RX a workout and get PRs to benefit anymore. It was hard at first, but I still get great workouts and the injuries and soreness have diminished.

5. What are you working on now?

Avoiding injury and maintaining strength and endurance.

6. What’s your favorite CFLT memory?

Working out with friends and family.

July 2018 Athlete of the Month – Ashley Rohr

July 2018 Athlete of the Month – Ashley Rohr

1. What brought you to CrossFit?
I heard of CrossFit pretty much thru social media about 5 years ago. It was just picking up popularity and from what I had heard of it I knew I would like it. I took my first trial class about 6 weeks after my second child was born about 4 ½ years ago with the main focus of losing the unwanted baby weight. Have been going pretty religiously ever sense!!! It has become part of my family’s routine and I love it!!

2. What was your first impression?
My first impression was how intense and hard each workout was! I LOVED the team atmosphere but at the same time the competition with yourself and each other. As someone that has always had an athlete soul I loved every aspect of the sport CrossFit.

3. How has that changed?
It hasn’t! The beauty about this sport is each workout can literally kick your butt no matter what it is. Literally all depends on your personal push and drive for each workout. I will say the biggest thing that I have learned and truly love so much about CrossFit, is how it is for EVERYONE. Does not matter the age, gender, limitations, height, weight, this is something everyone can do and find success with it. I love that!

4. What was your first “Bright Spot”?
My first pull – up! This was a huge moment for me. A pull up for most is such a daunting movement to achieve and at one point I definitely felt that way. With practice and increase in strength it was a awesome day when I PULLED my chin over that bar!

5. What are you working on now?
After having a baby 7 months ago the biggest thing I am focusing on along with CrossFit has really been my nutrition. Being older having this last baby I knew what I put into my body is so much more important especially to get the results I wanted. Zeroing in on that with my system has help my see those results sooner than if I hadn’t.

6. What’s your favorite CFLT memory?
I love the IM open! Friday night lights and how it brings the whole community together! I love how it brings the mornings classes with the evening classes and that really is such a highlight each year!!

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