Coach Dan’s Sunday Spotlight 7.2.2017

Good Afternoon CFTP!

July is such an exciting month for us. It’s year 3 of the Salute The Point promotion and it’s also the month of hero week! Click here to learn more about Salute The Point.

First of all, I want to thank you all for how kind you are to new peeps. With this promotion comes many new faces in at The Point and I love how welcoming you are to the new peeps joining us. We have a reputation for being welcoming and not clicky. Let’s keep it that way!

If you see a new face, go up and introduce yourself. Try to think back to when you started and just how confusing and just how intimidating it was to join a gym where you barely knew anyone. A kind word from any one of you could make the difference between this individual sticking to their health-driven goals or not. These new comers are entering a gym where everyone in every class have created strong relationships and sometimes it is hard to break into the scene. We should make it a point to help these people feel as part of the team. Our goal shouldn’t only be to bring in our friends but it should also be to help them make life changing changes to their lives and to help them make it past the three month promotion and beyond.

I wasn’t going to give an update on the referral race this week because I figured there wouldn’t be many but I was wrong! The promotion has officially been going for 2 days and we are at 13 referrals! The current race is between three individuals in particular:
Steven “Scoob” Clyde: 3
Mikey Sanchez: 3
Google: 2 😉

Better not let google search win! LOL!

Finally, I’d like to talk about Hero Week. What is it? Hero Week is a week where all 6 days we get the opportunity to complete Hero Workouts.

A Hero workout is a workout that has been created, usually by, in the memory of a fallen hero. An individual who has sacrificed their life in the service of others. These heroes include, military, firefighters, police officers, and anyone who lost their life in the service of others.

Hero WODs have a special place in my heart because myself, my dad and my brother all served in the military so when these heroes die in action, it really hits close to home for me. When we post a hero we always include a little back story about who he/she was and how they died. I try to go a step further and look up more about that hero so when I do it I can remember who I am doing it for.

Hero WODs are notoriously hard and arduous. The goal to complete all 6 heroes in the week is a lofty one but is also a cool experience. Commemorate this year’s Independence Day all week long!

This week’s Spotlight will be of Daphne Miller!

  1. How long have you been at The Point?

I have been working out at the point for around 2 years.

  1. What do you do for a living?

I am a mom of 3 kiddos and a first Grade teacher!


  1. Prior to finding CrossFit what did you do for physical exercise?

Before CrossFit I was very active with walks, jogging, 5Ks and hiking. At the gym I would run on the treadmill and the stair climber. I tended to stay away from the weights where all the men were at the gym because it was an intimidating area. The biggest issue was boring repetitive work outs and making up personal excuses to not be consistent.

  1. If you had to pick your favorite accomplishment during your CrossFit journey so far, what would it be?

STREANGTH and Skill! I am definitely stronger than ever and really enjoy breaking through each plateau I come across. I also love making progress on skills such as chest to bar, toes to bar and Double unders. Due to double unders being my worst enemy I am trying to make them my strength and work hard on them. The double under lashings have diminished.

  1. What is one piece of advice you could give new CrossFitters that you wish you knew before you began?

I was very afraid to walk into a CrossFit gym. I have heard how intense it was and was worried that I was not fit enough to even start. My advice is to show up and do so consistently. Everyone is working on themselves and everyone else’s fitness level has nothing to do with yours. You don’t get fit and then show up to CrossFit. You show up to CrossFit to get fit.

  1. What is your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Well, I love to hate doing Double unders but I really like doing toes to bar. Once the movement clicked for me I have enjoyed them… Thank you Dave! Having confidence in a movement helps me enjoy it.

  1. What is your favorite all time WOD you have done?

Any sort of partner WOD is so enjoyable. Working with someone creates an accountability to not let the other person down and to give it my best. Frankly, they are just fun. I really enjoy Saturday partner WODs of any sort with all off my CF peeps.

  1. What are your goals for the upcoming year? Bar muscle ups, just one…. Then work towards more of course! Stringing at least 20 double unders together. Butterfly pull ups
  2. Before starting CrossFit what was your view of CrossFit? How has that changed since joining?

I was afraid that it was too intense. I was also afraid of getting “too buff”. Now, that I am trying to get stronger I realize how very hard it is to get strong and I also realize that if you do Crossfit right. It is always exactly the right amount of intense for YOU.


  1. Give me a brief summary of your CrossFit journey thus far.


I was off and on at a different crossfit gym before getting introduced to Crossfit the Point. My husband had to push me to give CFTP a try and I have been hooked ever since. I never thought I could be so fit, strong, confident and feel so good. It is a physical and mental challenge that has become a healthy prescription I need every week to feel balanced and focus on me.

Trainer’s Notes on Daphne:

Coach Dan: Daphne is such a pleasure to coach. She works so hard and when she decides she is going to do something she works until she does it. I love seeing her in competitions and her willingness to learn.

Coach Mandy: “Love Daphne!! She is a fighter! Not only in CrossFit but as a parent and teacher too! She works hard and has a passion for helping others! Teachers like her are amazing! She was a great partner at the Mountain Meltdown last year and had a great attitude, even though she didn’t quite realize what she was in for! I look up to her and her willingness to “Just Do It!” Even when LaDee tells everyone they are running outside in the pouring rain, She does it! She puts in the hard work and has a great attitude towards it! Always great to coach! Love ya Daphne!”

Coach JoAnn: “I remember when Daphne was on a team for Girls Gone Rx, and she had double unders. I watched her work and work on that movement no matter how frustrated she got (and we all know how DU’s can be). It was awesome to watch. I love that Daphne came to our box! She is encouraging, determined, and a friend to so many athletes.”

Coach Dan

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