CrossFit goals are not always accomplished within the walls of the box. Sometimes these milestones and fitness goals extend out of the gym. Our October 2016 Athlete of the Month (AOM) has proven a lot to the coaches in his short time with us.
Joe Anderson is committed to putting in the hard work. Like all our athletes at CrossFit Critical Mass (CFCM), he allows the coaches to guide him in his fitness journey,, However, the coaches can only guide. The work is performed by the athlete in and out of the gym.
In order to to describe Joe's commitment, I have to start with what happens outside of the gym. Joe will admit that he wanted to quit smoking cigarettes, since the first day he attended Foundations. Not only did he quit, but he is now three months in and is seeing the benefits of his stopping smoking. We know this was not and is not easy, so Joe, we applaud your strength and dedication.
In the gym, his accomplishments are just as exciting. He recently hit multiple PRs, but the one that we would like to highlight is his overhead squat. Mobility is a challenge for most new athletes and Joe was no different. For Joe, the overhead squat has been especially challenging due to some shoulder mobility issues. He has spent time working on his mobility, and it is paying off with his recent 15lb overhead squat PR.
We also applaud that even though he may sometimes arrive later than everyone else in the warm-up portion of class, he still manages to make it to the main floor before the skill/strength portion! Joe's dedication and drive are a true example to every one in the gym-coaches and athletes alike. We are fortunate to have him train with us and cannot wait for him to keep smashing his goals!
Please join the coaches in congratulating Joe Anderson as the CFCM AOM for October 2016.