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Nov

2018 November: Shasta Beam

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I am…a wife and a mother of two children.

I like…my hour of CrossFit every day, animals (dogs), sports, doughnuts, and warm climates.

I dislike…mornings, sushi, and baseball.

I eat…what Mitch tells me to eat (85% of the time).

I will…continue to work hard every day at everything.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I work part time out of my home doing HR stuff for my husband’s I.T. Company. I graduated from UC with a Political Science degree but I hate politics. I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies other than CrossFit because I’m too busy facilitating little human hobbies. Our family spends a lot of time doing soccer and basketball activities.  We visit Torch Lake in Michigan every summer where we spend time outdoors and with grandparents. We love to travel as a family to new warm places during the winter.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
I joined Centerville CrossFit through the New You program in Feb. of 2017. Before joining CrossFit my workouts were usually only cardio. I was a runner, biker, and played some tennis, but had no experience with weights. I wanted something more, but I really had no idea what I was getting myself into!

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
I have achieved so much so far that I don’t know where to begin? I have lost 30+ pounds since I started and I now eat more clean. I have learned to climb the rope and just recently I can do toes to bar. I remember dead lifting around 100lbs when I first started and now I’m near 200lbs. I would like to conquer pull ups and double unders this year.

What is your favorite movement?
I like anything that usually involves lower body. (Squats, deadlifts, cardio)

What is your least favorite movement?
Probably….push-ups?

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
“You become what you believe.” –Oprah W.

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Just come and try it! Making the decision to walk through the door is probably 90% of the hardest part. I tell people all the time that CrossFit can be for anyone at any level of fitness. If I can do it, then anyone can! It’s worth the investment.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
I LOVE the PEOPLE at CCF, and I don’t think that I have ever claimed to love people collectively anywhere before. Everyone is so nice and supportive!! The coaches truly care about everyone. I love that I can show up without a plan every day, and for that hour someone else tells me what to do and how to do it.

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Oct

2018 October: Scott Teater

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I am… a Christ follower, husband, and father

I like… the outdoors

I dislike… social media and cell phones

I eat… ninety percent better than I used to thanks to Mitch (Paleo diet – yeah!)

I will… always be grateful to my father for making me a Bengals fan, not a Browns fan.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I’ve been married for 26 years to my wife, Kristina. We met in college and have three teenagers (I pray a lot!).  I am a Family Practice Physician in Centerville. I enjoy trail running, reading history related books, and tent camping (it just occurred to me that I sound really boring)

What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?
My office is on Congress Park drive and on the way home, I would notice people running around a building on Senate which made me curious. Eventually, a friend told me about Centerville CrossFit and then it all made sense.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
In the beginning, it was very basic. I wanted to do one pull-up and one push-up. Over the years, these simple goals have progressed to being able to do kipping pull-ups, handstand push-ups, and double unders. In another four years, I want to do a muscle-up—it could happen, right?

What is your favorite movement?
My favorite is the Clean.

What is your least favorite movement?
It’s not a movement, but Spencer, are those Assault bikes really necessary?

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”  Winston Churchill

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Don’t wait. It’s hard to believe I know, but regardless of your level, you will feel comfortable at Centerville CrossFit.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
For one hour a day, I simply do what I’m told. I don’t have to think.
The trainers are encouraging, knowledgeable, and always have your best interest in mind. Most importantly, it works!

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Sep

2018 September: Stacey Moenter

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I am… a twin and I am pregnant.
I like… the friends and family that I have made at CCF.
I dislike… getting up at 4:30 in the morning.
I eat… like no one is watching, especially when eating pizza.
I will… be a first time mom!

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I am a physical therapist to humans and dogs. I love to watch football on Saturdays and Sundays.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
Becky and Adam Rogers talked about their love for CrossFit so we decided to give it a try and fell in love.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
1) Able to do a pull-up
2) Able to do a modified hand stand push-up
New goals) To be able to complete a WOD, doing it RX

What is your favorite movement?
My favorite movement is cleans.

What is your least favorite movement?
My least favorite movement is push-ups.

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
It doesn’t matter how you finish. It just matters that you finish.

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
If you want a good challenging workout.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
The support from everyone and the friends that I have made since starting CCF.

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Aug

2018 August: Carla Huelskamp

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I am… human. I have triumphs and failures, good days and bad. I try to work hard, make people laugh and learn something new each day.
I like… a challenge. Please underestimate me so I can show you what I can do.
I dislike… the sound of squeaking Styrofoam.
I eat… a vegetarian diet and count macros. I actually enjoy food prep and love to use new and unusual ingredients in my cooking.
I will… see you at the gym!

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I am an old lady trapped in the body of a young(ish) person. I like puzzles and rocking chairs. I garden and bird watch. I would rather have a discussion with someone over coffee than be in a crowd.
So I’m not a total recluse. I work as a clinical pharmacist which gives me the opportunity to meet and teach people everyday. My husband and I have a diva French bulldog named Lily. I also have 14 nieces and nephews who remind me daily to laugh, go on adventures and enjoy life.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
I was strictly cardio before starting CrossFit. I had run several half marathons but was bored with the training. I had no upper body strength and needed a change. I just switched jobs at the time and wanted the social aspect that CrossFit offered (you read the hobby section, right?).

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
I walked in with the goal of 1 strict pull-up. I WILL have a ring muscle up by the end of summ…fall.

What is your favorite movement?
HSPUs

What is your least favorite movement?
Rowing for calories.

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
N/A

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Just walk through the door. You do not have to lift the heaviest or be the fastest. Run your own race. The changes you will experience will be more than just physical.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
The coaches, the coaching and the community. I had never even picked up a barbell before joining CCF. The coaches taught me everything I know and are constantly giving feedback to get better.
They are knowledgeable, talented and truly care. I absolutely must give credit to the entire CCF community of athletes. Training beside each of you is nothing short of inspiring. You give me motivation and confidence to keep going…not to mention the sweaty hugs.

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Jul

2018 July: Jessica Wolgemuth

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I am…very fortunate
I like…(love) peanut butter
I dislike…mean and/or negative people
I eat…more vegetables than I ever thought I would (thanks, Mitch!)
I will…keep practicing and signing up for things that scare me

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I’m naturally very shy and I must admit a little embarrassed to talk about myself.  Maybe others can relate, but it’s just painful! I’m from the Dayton area. I’ve been married for almost 11 years, have 3 kids and even a minivan!  WOW, that makes me sound older than I feel! My husband flies for American Airlines and spends so much time away from home he rents a place in Philadelphia and splits his time between there and home. If I’m not at work (Marketing at Synchrony) or at CCF, I’m chasing after our 3 kids.  Between all their activities and school, I’m always on the move. My family lives locally and I couldn’t do what I do without the support of my parents. They’re my rocks. As for hobbies, I don’t have time for hobbies beyond CrossFit, but I am a junky for audio books because I can listen while doing other things.   I just finished The Power of Habit and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.  I LOVED and recommend both.  If you have any recommendations, I’m all ears!

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
I wanted something different.  I was getting bored of going to the gym and I wasn’t progressing. I thought I’d check out this thing called CrossFit.  Throwing a barbell overhead and squatting seemed intimidating and not like something I would ever do. I figured I’d see if I could learn some new tricks and signed up.  

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
Creating healthy eating habits and getting my knee and shoulder pain free both have been huge achievements for me. I feel healthier at 36 than I did at 26 and I hope that at 46 this trend continues. Goal rest of this year is to get stronger, while continuing to move pain free.   (Learning how to rope climb and my 1st HSPU also felt pretty good!)

What is your favorite movement?
Deadlifts

What is your least favorite movement?
Handstand pushup

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
Hard to pick a favorite, but it’s always relevant to remind myself that… “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Be consistent.  Find a few buddies to keep you honest.  If you’re considering it, don’t be intimidated.  There are people at all levels of fitness and they’re all wonderful.  

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
I love so much about CCF.  I love the schedule, so many class times offered.  I love the pride taken in keeping the gym professional and clean, sometimes those barbells sparkle! I love the coaches.  They have a love for the sport of CrossFit and a passion for coaching and helping others achieve their goals. When I’m slacking off, they call me out on it.  They believe in me when I don’t believe in me and that’s given me the courage to try new things. I also love my classmates. We suffer together and I have lots of respect for those that continue showing up and putting in the effort to better themselves.    

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May

2018 June: Tim Wilson

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I am…. Blessed with an awesome, supportive wife and two incredible kids
I like
…warm weather (finally here!), coffee, Saturdays in the summer, and routine
I dislike… February in Ohio, sharks and snakes, and week 5 of the open generally speaking
I eat… much different than when I began this journey. Have subscribed to counting macros and it has opened my eyes to the type of fuel and nutrition your body needs. Also allows so much more freedom than anything I’ve tried to this point.
I will… open up when prompted but am not nearly as social as my wife. CCF has helped me in this regard greatly, so many awesome people.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc… I am 32, live in Centerville, and work for an insurance & finance company out of Wisconsin.   I have a son Charlie, age 4 and a daughter Kate, age 1 (going on 13) and am married to Amanda, who joined CCF last June. I like to play golf but do a lot less now that CCF is a part of my life. We love to travel as well and have tried to get better at committing to do so.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general? I was introduced to CrossFit by a friend who organized a drop-in class as part of a bachelor party. On the flight home, I googled CrossFit gyms, saw CCF was close to my home and signed up for the elements course. I came to this place with a history of wasted gym memberships, bad habits, poor physical health, and waning motivation. Something clicked once I started and as a result, CCF has impacted my life more dramatically than I ever could have imagined.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones? My first official CCF workout was “FRAN” . It took me 17 Minutes with a scaled thruster, doing banded pull-ups while the coach physically pushed me up over the bar. Every time I see Fran on the schedule it’s an opportunity to see how far I’ve come….So this past month I finished in 4:35 RX. It’s not anything to print on a shirt, but it’s the most tangible evidence I have, besides photos, to show where I started and where I am now.
New Goals are to continue to make progress. Complete the open and improve my standing, focus on my weaknesses, and continue to show up and work.

What is your favorite movement? I am a fan of anything gymnastics related… if it’s on the bar, sign me up.

What is your least favorite movement? I continue to have a love/hate with double-unders. They seem to come and go. The best advice I have received around hating movements is that I should try to make the ones I hate, my absolute favorites. Tell yourself you love them. Sounds counterintuitive, but I promise it works.

What is your favorite quote or words to live by? “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining? Do not be intimidated by what you have seen or heard. This place will meet you exactly where you are in your journey. I have benefited greatly from both the physical training and the mental and emotional support the culture and people here provide. This community is unlike any other, take a chance, you will not regret it.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit? The coaches, the members, the culture and the standard of excellence.

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May

2018 May: Greg Horrocks

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I am… a dad, a husband, a nerd, and a little confused to have been chosen for this.
I like… movies, naps, science, nature, and dogs.
I dislike… waiting and seafood.
I eat… pretty well, but I have a weakness for ice cream and my 2 year old loves to shove goldfish crackers in my mouth.
I will… keep pushing to get better, and maybe someday try competing.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I got my PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M last spring, and have been working at AFRL as a National Research Council Fellow since last June. I did triathlon and played water polo before taking some time off from sports to focus on grad school, and I just generally like being outdoors and biking, running, hiking… I can get into pretty much anything active.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
I started grad school just after completing an Ironman, and was training 20+ hours per week for triathlon. I was able to keep it up for about 7 months before I found myself very sick from being so overtrained. I decided that I couldn’t continue to do both things at the level that I wanted, so grad school took priority. I kept running and swimming inconsistently, and finished last spring overweight and out of shape. I was sick of having a dad bod, and in looking for something new to try I found CrossFit.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
I recently got handstand pushups and hit 200 lbs for my clean and jerk. Goals are to keep getting stronger and get some muscle ups.

What is your favorite movement?
Gymnastic movements, rowing, running

What is your least favorite movement?
Double unders, and doesn’t everyone hate burpees?

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
Take a break… eat a cookie.

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Just try it. There’s something here for everyone, and you’ll never find a more supportive group of coaches and members.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
I’m not very outgoing, so it’s been amazing to be welcomed in by the community that we have here at CCF. Everyone that I have met from the coaches to the athletes have just been great people all around. The way everyone accepts my maniac daughter running around after class on the weekends is awesome.

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Apr

2018 April: Teresa Braden

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Teresa BradenI am…. grateful for all I have

I like… people. And sleep. And coffee.

I dislike… celery, racism, and getting dressed up.

I eat… lean meats, more and more veggies. And coffee.

I will… keep getting better at everything I try.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I’ve worked for 27 years as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I’m employed at SOIN medical center. My main hobby is CrossFit of course but I spend a great deal of time volunteering at my church.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
I found Centerville CrossFit from the New you challenge back in Sept 2016 in declining health and mental exhaustion. CrossFit gave me the exercise programming I hadn’t found before. Its been challenging, interesting and fun. CrossFit has kept me engaged unlike any other attempt at exercise I’ve tried before.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
I’ve been able to dead lift 205 lbs which still sounds like a lot! I’ve almost graduated to “real” push ups. I’ve lost a good bit of weight and reinvented my life. I want to get pull ups this year and the dreaded double unders.

What is your favorite movement?
Power cleans, thrusters, deadlifts

What is your least favorite movement?
Double unders, snatches, running.

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
Everyone has a story-pay attention

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Don’t be intimidated by exercises that are new or hard. Find an inspiration and motivation that WORKS for you. Set goals that are achievable and then repeat.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
People I’ve met who are so supportive. Everyone is so encouraging and keeps the hard classes from being too intimidating. 

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Mar

2018 March: Jaymie Pollak

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Jaymie PollakI am…. perpetually sore. I love it!
I like… funny t-shirts, British humor, traveling, books, music, airplanes, workouts that have ‘rests’ in them
I dislike… running, mayo, and the word ‘moist’
I eat… much better than I used to!
I will… see you at the gym tomorrow?

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I am a wife and a stay-at-home mom who likes to volunteer on a regular basis with charitable organizations. I am a singer in a band and currently take classical voice lessons. I love traveling, adventure, and I’m never afraid to try new things.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
After moving back to Dayton from London, England with my family, my diet and exercise routine had gone by the wayside. I was tired, depressed, and unhealthy. In September 2016, I saw an ad on Facebook one night for the New You Challenge, and signed up. I even kept it a secret from my husband for awhile because I was worried that he would think CrossFit was too extreme for me. (Obviously he didn’t, because he’s a member of CCF now, too.) After the rude awakening of my first New You class (I almost threw up), I wondered if I made the right decision. I finished two New You sessions and never looked back. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
When I first started, one of my first goals was to be able to run around the building one time! I’ve come a long way since then. I’ve hit numerous weightlifting PRs; hitting a 200 pound back squat was a recent achievement. Surviving a mock weightlifting competition was another. My new goals are getting that first pull-up and climbing that darn rope.

What is your favorite movement?
Clean and jerk. I feel like I learn something with every new attempt.

What is your least favorite movement?
Overhead squats.

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
“Have a good time, all the time.” — Viv Savage, Spinal Tap

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
DO IT. Just get yourself to the gym, three times a week. Make good food choices. The rest will fall into place.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
I love that I can go to a class any time of day and I will have a coach that can scale a WOD so I can complete a great workout. I love the positive atmosphere and camaraderie amongst athletes and coaches. Life can be hard, but having a great ‘box’ sure does help. 🙂

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Feb

2018 February: Olivia McDaniel

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I am…. very passionate and maybe a little too competitive 😉
I like… dancing, horror movies and being in the woods or on the open ocean.
I dislike… the word “silly”, meatloaf, and when I completely botch a workout.
I eat… very clean and strict mostly, but I would eat cupcakes everyday if I could!
I will… absolutely never give up on my goals.

Tell us a little bit about yourself…
I own Performance Gymnastics Academy in Kettering, so that keeps me very very busy! My competitive team girls have my whole heart. Whenever I do have time off, I pack up my two little dachshunds and we head back down South to the Carolinas to see family and friends!

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and Crossfit in general?
I was recommended to try Crossfit by a coach friend of mine because of my gymnastics background. I tried a few gyms in the area, but I fell in love with the atmosphere and people of CCF from the first class I took.

What goals have you achieved and what are your new ones?
I was insanely excited to get a ring muscle-up and to clean #135! My new goals are to just get a lot better at lifting, try a competition and work my way into the Advanced Group 🙂

 

What is your favorite movement?
Anything that is strictly body weight and/or involves gymnastic movements! haha!

What is your least favorite movement?
Snatches… good gracious they may be the death of me!

What is your favorite quote or words to live by:
“Get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work”

Do you have any advice to any new members or someone thinking about joining?
This is the greatest type of workout I’ve done since I was a college gymnast. I love that we are always learning and getting better every week. Not only is it great for physical fitness, but it is my stress reliever and one of my absolute favorite things to do. No matter your background, just get in and try it! I promise you will love it! Plus, at CCF we are a family and a support system.

What do you love about Centerville Crossfit?
The passion and knowledge of the coaches. Everyday they motivate me to push harder than I thought I could. I look forward to going to workout every single day. I am so grateful for CCF and all the people in it. Y’all are the best!!!