CrossFit Clifton Park’s First Member of the Month!
Everyone who is a CrossFit athlete works hard, but some athletes work harder than
others. It is this distinction that we consider as the qualifying criteria for the Member of
the Month. I am pleased to announce CrossFit Clifton Park’s first Member of the Month:
Jeff came through our doors during our “open gym” trial period with a battered body, but
an open mind. After a career as a New York State Trooper, a lifetime of working out in
the traditional ways, and CrossFitting for years on his own, he was ready to learn. I don’t
know how many of us can say we would willingly put aside all that we had acquired in
order to assess the merits of a new way of thinking. Jeff did just that, and he has already
grown as an athlete because of it.
However, there are significant features that Jeff did not discard, his humility and
his compassion. Jeff is always assisting other athletes cleaning up post-WOD, and
has offered to mop our floors on countless occasions. He consistently roots for other
members, even though he might be mid-WOD and suffering. And once the clock has run
out, he is nothing but smiles, “Good stuff” typically crossing his lips.
Jeff is working hard from the inside out, never complaining, and always pushing his
limitations. We at CrossFit Clifton Park couldn’t ask for more. CrossFit is about “Forging
Elite Fitness”, but at its core, and for the majority of us, it is the forging–the moving
forward steadily–that matters. Jeff is the embodiment of just that, and his efforts deserve
to be honored. Congratulations.
“It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.”
– Zig Ziglar
Maggie is a very determined athlete. She asks for advice from her coaches and implements whatever suggestions they may have so that she will get stronger and faster. She also is the first to wish everyone a “good morning,” or “have a great day.” On holidays or other special occasions, she always surprises the Morning Mayhem class with little treats or gifts. If you ever need a hug, Maggie is more than happy to put the squeeze on you!
Come in to CrossFit, bust your ass, eat right when your at home, and tell all your friends how you got your results. It is a simple prescription that has helped build boxes all over the country grow year after year. Maggie does all this, and so much more! She always has a great big smile on her face. She is a great member of the community. She is in the best shape of her life, and only getting better! I am proud to endorse Maggie as our July M.O.M., and even more proud to have her as a friend.
I had an opportunity to workout along side Maggie before I started interning as a coach at the 5:45am class. It was clear from the start Maggie had caught the Crossfit bug. She was all smiles every morning and was quickly progressing in all movements. It wasn’t too long after I started interning that Maggie approached Brett and myself and made it known she was interested in taking her training to the next level. Now a member of Jay and Caleb’s competition team, Maggie has been dedicating herself to exploring better nutrition, and is hitting WOD’s with higher intensity and determination than ever before. Maggie’s mental toughness is a force to be reckoned with. Her growth mentally and physically has been an inspiration, and I have really enjoyed watching her progress as an athlete. She is open to constructive criticism, and is always looking to improve her lifts. All this personal dedication has not taken away from her ability to cheer on her fellow athletes and congratulate them on their successes as well. She has been a delightful asset to Albany Crossfit, and I look forward to seeing what Maggie brings to the table next. Congratulations on being this month’s MEMBER OF THE MONTH!
Maggie = Dedication
I met Maggie almost a year ago now and I have had the pleasure of coaching her ever since then. I mean that. Ever since then. I think I can count on both hands how many days she wasn’t in one of my class. I think she must have post master in her blood because rain sleet and snow won’t keep this girl away. Neither will a sprained ancles, straines, muscle soreness, or holidays.
Maggie = Dedication and it has paid off. Not only is she there she is there early working on gaining strength, sharpening her skills, or working on sucks. That dedication has paid off. The proof is in the pudding with every new accomplishment she has achieved.
Keep charging Maggie, you make us proud.