Our second featured member is Mara. She’s one of the few people in the gym who was doing CrossFit prior to the opening of CrossFit Steinbach, and her experience shows. She’s one of the strongest people in the gym (I was going to write “strongest women”, but she often outlifts some of the guys as well), and she’s pretty good at burpees too, in spite of the dire thoughts she may think when they show up in the workout! She’s an active member of the gym community, and she’s great at helping new members feel welcome, and reassuring them that they can indeed do this. She works hard, and with some convincing in some cases, she’s ticked off some pretty significant milestones, including a foray into CrossFit competition, rope climbs, a 300+ lb deadlift, and more.
Fifth up… Cassandra. She’s been with us since 2014, and is a very positive force in our community. She’s one of the hardest workers out there, and she isn’t afraid to address her weaknesses. She came to us from a yoga background, and if I recall correctly, she wasn’t all that excited about lifting heavy weights, but knew she wanted to change things up. As she points out in her questionnaire, her perspective has changed, and now she’s a deadlifting machine. She doesn’t take herself too seriously, but also has no problem calling things like they are.
Number eight – Annick. She is one of our younger members, but is absolutely one of the hardest workers in the gym. She has taken to CrossFit like a duck to water, and works diligently at demolishing her weaknesses. Annick has been exploring the competitive side of CrossFit, and has challenged herself in several local CrossFit competitions, as well as an Olympic weightlifting event. She is a great cheerleader in workouts, and is very supportive of her fellow athletes. She also likes chalk. Lots and lots of chalk. [Edit – Annick is now one of the coaches at our gym!]
Number eleven – Lauren. She’s been with us since 2014, and she’s made a lot of progress in that time. What makes Lauren stand out is her enthusiasm and willingness to challenge herself. She makes time in her busy life for her personal fitness, and she can be often be found at the gym with her own personal cheering squad of giggling, energetic children.