September Athlete of the month goes to….
Got tickets to the gun show…?!
Karen… is… FABULOUS!!
As a previous D1 track & Field Athlete, Karen came to us with a post-college athlete competitive drive. She took to it like a fly to poop and has been hitting PR’s left and right! Only 6 months into her training with us and she has already become one of our best female athletes, checkering the leader-board with her impressive 155# power clean and recent 165# front squat! Her dedication to her training is unprecedented, determined to eat clean and train SUPER mean, participating religiously in our PALEO challenges, OLY classes, local competitions and constantly looking to coaches for critiques and suggestions to improve her overall self; In addition to training above and beyond for herself – she encourages all those around her to improve themselves as well, recently given the nickname “PALEO Pitbull”
Coaches note: It takes much more for a female athlete to attain the strength goals that a male athlete can achieve in half the time, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE. Apply yourself, be STRICT with your diet, research alternative training techniques, watch videos, ask questions, supplement your WOD with other strength components – when you think you’ve training hard enough, keep training. Never settle and you will see results.
Karen is an amazing example of this and is a true role model to all those ladies who train beside her. I mean, check out those abs & guns – you can all have those!!
Congratulations Karen, you make us proud, never stop improving!
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