October Spotlight

sandra.jpgAthlete of the Month

Taking a chance on a fitness routine can be daunting and scary at first.  Once you stick with it, the results can be surprising.  The results for our newest Athlete of the Month is much more than surprising; it’s amazing.  Sandra has overcome her fear of working out and throwing weights around and is now one of the most improved athlete at Shogun CrossFit.  Sandra’s endless efforts and uncompromising smiles always encourage others to push even harder.  She shows up early for classes to warm up and stay late to work on underdeveloped skills.  Hence, in a very short time, Sandra has made tremendous improvements on her movements, PRs many lifts, and elevated her gymnastics skills.  We are super proud of all of Sandra’s efforts and intensity that help makes Sandra, Shogun CrossFit November Athlete of the Month.

When ask more about her fitness and CrossFit journey, humble and funny Sandra said, “I don’t think I have much of a fitness journey.  I never even like to sweat.”  That just tells you how far our Sandra has come.  Congratulations Sandra! Keep rockin’ and rollin’ and showing us that hard works pays off.  Here are a few more words from Sandra.

 “For the longest time, I thought that exercise was for people who wanted to lose weight or for “real athletes.” I did not fit either criteria.  Eventually, I started going to the gym.  I would get excited taking certain classes for a while and I would get bored a few months later.   Two years ago, I learned that weightlifting was a preventive way to slow bone density loss.  However, I didn’t know what to do in the weight room. Then a friend invited me to try CrossFit.  It has been quite a journey since then.  Before CrossFit, I had never been consistent with any other fitness program in my life. I love CrossFit! Not just for the wonderful community but also because it is never boring. I learned to focus on my own gains, instead of wanting to be or look like someone else.  I know it’s a cliché but now at 43, I feel better than ever did! Every little gain motivates me even more. I have come a long way from not exercising because I did not like to get sweaty!”

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