Athlete of Month
Athlete of the month: June 2018
Alia has only been a member of Hardware CrossFit since September of 2017, but in those short 9 months, she has demonstrated several qualities that we love to see in an HWCF athlete: a positive/encouraging attitude, involvement with the community, and consistency/progress in training.
A well known face around the gym, Alia trains in both the AM and PM classes and we have her in logged at 122 classes! She shows up to class early, greets everyone with a smile and a high five, and regularly attends our events/socials. She’s been focusing on building strength and her OLY lifts. She recently got her first pull up, has a 185# back squat, 135# clean, and a 110# snatch. Remember, she’s been at the gym for less than 1 year, those are some impressive numbers!
Be sure to congratulate Alia on being our June AOTM! Alia, thank you for being such a force at Hardware! It’s a true pleasure to coach you and we are very lucky to have you as a member!
Athlete of the month: May 2018
John Kehoe has a 405 pound squat, a sub 3 minute Grace, and can run a sub 6 minute mile. Let those numbers sink in a bit. Each of those accomplishments are impressive on their own, but the fact that he has done all three since being a member at Hardware CrossFit makes them extraordinary.
These feats in fitness didn’t happen to John by accident, nor did he walk in the door with freak fitness. He is a prime example of what hard work and consistent training can do. He has been a member for a little over three years now and has logged 688 classes. That’s an average of over four classes per week. That doesn’t even account for the extra hours he spends in the gym. Many training days he stays after class to put in extra work to improve his weaknesses.
Freak performance aside, one of our most appreciated things about John is his willingness to help others. He has gone out of his way to help improve Hardware (assembling the weightlifting platform, extending the pull-up rig, installing the stall bars, just to name a few). He also helps his fellow athletes by putting equipment away and cleaning up chalk.
John will definitely be missed when he makes his move to Portland. Make sure to say farewell to John this week, as this will be the last time he trains with us before his move.
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