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February 2019 Athlete Of The Month

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH Name: Andrea Gonzalez Age:  27 Occupation: Baker    Length Of Time CrossFitting: 1 year and 4 months Favorite Lift and Why: Front Squat! It’s the one lift where I feel most in control and strong because… Read more »

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“5 feet 1.6 inches of effort” by Alejandra Morisi

When people ask for my height, I always respond with exact numbers. 5 feet and 1.6 inches. It’s almost like I want to get credit for every little bit I’ve got. And I am very aware of my height with… Read more »

“Lifting my grief” by Alejandra Morisi

My father died recently and there are days when I really struggle with my grief and the heaviness of my sadness. What seems to get me the most is the absurdity of it all…the fact that someone existed in my… Read more »

January 2019 Athlete of the Month

Name:     Andrew Kratz Age:  35 Occupation:   Electrician Length Of Time CrossFitting: 2 and a half months Favorite Lift and Why: Clean and jerk. It’s a complex lift that hits several different muscle groups at once. My form still needs… Read more »

“Expectations v. Reality: This Athlete’s Revelations” by Cathy Cruz

During a past workout, I had several rounds where I had to complete 20 overhead pressing movements after a row and 20 box jumps. Every round, I would make it to 12 on the overhead movement and would have to… Read more »

December 2018 Athlete Of The Month

Name: Emily Odend’hal Age: 41 Occupation: Sr. Graphic Designer at Baltimore magazine Length Of Time CrossFitting: 3 months Favorite Lift and Why? Back squat and push press. I can feel the power through my whole body with the back squat. Just… Read more »

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November 2018 Athlete Of The Month

Name: Marley Riser Age: 29 Occupation: Information Security Engineer    Length Of Time CrossFitting: 6 months What is your favorite lift and why? Cleans, even though I struggle with them! There are so many technical parts to keep in mind, and it… Read more »

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“Better Together” by Cathy M. Cruz

  For 6 weeks I was blessed with coaching a group of dedicated athletes that were ready and willing to embrace the rain, wind, and cold to get a little better at running. During our Fall Running Clinic, I was… Read more »