What can I say about Walter?
I could start with his tenacity. His undying drive to improve. His never-say-die attitude. His willingness to push his body to his limits during every workout.
I could talk about it his commitment. How he volunteers at every chance he gets. He’s there for the charity events. He shows up to help at competitions. He promotes the spirit of CrossFit.
Above all, I could talk about it his ability to uplift athletes around him. Without fail, he will leave every ounce of his being on the floor, then get right up and go cheer on every last athlete to the finish. Fist bumps all around.
It’s a pleasure to be able to work with Walter. Ever positive and supportive, he will continue to enrich our CrossFit community for years to come. Thank you Walter for all you do!
Congratulations Walter on November’s Member of the Month honors!
“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” –John Buchan
TJ is one of our most unique members. He was born deaf, and with terrible vision. When he hits a WOD, he can’t hear the music or see the clock. When everyone else is getting a clear, concise explanation of the movements…TJ gets nothing. But don’t you dare feel bad for this young man…don’t you dare.
TJ comes to class more regularly than nearly any other member. He either participates or volunteers in every single event we host…I can’t even say that about the Coaching Staff!
TJ hits every workout like it is his last, and he has turned into quite the fire-breather. His gymnastic movements are through the roof, and his power to weight ratio is one of the best in the gym.
TJ also is the first person to jump in and help a fellow athlete finish a WOD. Always cheering, always smiling. TJ embodies everything it means to be a Member of the Month. His positive attitude and strong work ethic have inspired many athletes, and no doubt will continue to do so for years to come.
We are all lucky to have TJ Sherwin in our life, and in our community of CrossFit. Keep on working TJ, and put a shirt on!
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” –Conrad Hilton
Consistency is key. If you want to make progress, and if you want to propel yourself in to the upper echelon of athletes, there is no substitute. Ryan, or “OI” as we have all come to know him, has shown this element of consistency as well as anyone, in his pursuit of greater athleticism and fitness.
OI started off at Albany CrossFit, and is now a staple figure at CrossFit Clifton Park. You can rest assured that you’ll find him hitting the WOD, working skills, or taking care of his recovery at least five times per week. If you’ve watched him lift, you can see the huge strength gains he’s made, including a monster deadlift, that rivals the best at both gyms. Now he’s hammering away at his gymnastics movements, trying to leave no stone unturned.
He has the competitive itch, as you could see him at the past weekend’s Face-off, giving his all for his team, and he always steps up big time at each of the Competitor Program throw-downs. A spot on the Affiliate Team is in his sites, and it will be tough knock him out of contention the way he’s been performing. Congrats OI! You’ve certainly earned this Member of the Month honors, and we look to see big things from you when the CrossFit Open rolls around and beyond.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.” –Abraham Lincoln
We had to a choice this month between 5 really good candidates for Member of the Month.
-An above-average athlete who has changed their diet and made big changes in their body through CrossFit.
-Someone who competed in our In-House competition a few months back, brought home some hardware and has been killing it ever since.
-A member who has helped us tremendously behind the scenes with multiple events over the past year, including helping us to plan our first Winter Formal on Feb 18th of this coming year.
-A morning athlete who is more consistent than anyone and as important part of others experience at CrossFit as the coaches are at times.
-A person who has referred countless members to ACF/CCP and continues to “Preach the Gospel” everywhere they go.
Who would you go with? It was a tough decision, but in the end…We choose Stacy Jubert because she represents all 5 in one! If you don’t come in to the 7am or 9am class often, you may not know Stacy. Those who know her, love her. Her and her husband Guy have been CrossFitting with us for about a year, and they have both made tremendous strides. On top of all the energy and excitement Stacy brings in the morning, she has worked countless hours behind the scenes for us at Trade Shows and has host 2 “Bridal Wars” at our gym with a third coming this winter!
Stacy’s performance took a sharp turn for the better when she changed her diet, and finally said no to Diet Soda! She lost weight from two pregnancies, and looks fantastic. She has begun hitting many WODs as prescribed, and will need to take home a trophy from the Rx division if she wants one from the next In-House!
I have coached Stacy since the first day she came into ACF, and I have seen her grow so much as a CrossFitter. I am so proud every time I see her hit a WOD Rx or help a new athlete with technique. She has become an absolutely integral part of our community. I can promise, each of you have been affected in one way or another by the work she has done for us.
Stacy, you have certainly earned Member of the Month. Enjoy your reign, I look forward to seeing you grow even further in the future. If you see Stacy, congratulate her and let her know how much you appreciate what she does for your gym!
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill