Coach Dan’s Sunday Spotlight 7.23.2017

Good morning CFTP,

Nearing the end of the month! Your friends only have until August 2nd to get signed up on our deal. If they come in after that date they will not be eligible for the 3 month deal but they will be eligible for our ongoing deal of first month half off! So keep that in mind.

Looks like the race is still tight for those top 3 spots. Jenny took the lead with 6 and Scoob is still sitting at 5 and the 4 way tie continues for that final podium spot. Still time to win those huge prizes. I will be announcing this week’s raffle winner tonight at 9 PM again!

Tomorrow is Pioneer Day and in observance we will only be having the morning classes. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 AM I really hope you all enjoy your holiday. There will be a sitter at 8:30 and 9:30 AM

With Pioneer Day upon us I got to thinking about the importance of remembering our past and how we got here. The pioneers that made the trek across the states to land here in Utah and for many of us we have ancestors who made the sacrifice so we could be where we are today. I really appreciate their sacrifices even though I am sure I will never truly understand the hardships they went through.

When thinking about past family members going through the struggle of crossing the plains, I can’t help but think about each of you. For lack of a better comparison I like to compare the crossing of the plains with our own struggles that we go through. Of course, I am going to try to not go too deep but we all struggle as we try to better ourselves. As I have these new members come into the gym I always ask them about their past when it comes to physical activity and in one way or another their struggles physically or mentally is what leads them to The Point.

We all have our own journeys and it is so cool to be a part of so many of yours. It is so cool to learn more about where you have come from and what you have overcome to get to where you are today. And for all of us, the journey continues. We’re always striving to be better and to progress both physically and mentally. That is what I love about CrossFit and what I love about our box. We have an atmosphere where we are able to overcome difficult workouts and this in turn makes us more able to handle our struggles outside the gym. This goes for the relationships we create at The Point as well. We no longer have to face these difficulties on our own.

We’re all going through something that many people know nothing about but being surrounded by like-minded individuals will always help us in our struggles. I hope that we can all continue to work hard to conquer our weaknesses while being aware of the struggles of others around us. You peeps at The Point are always there for each other and I love it. Thanks for sharing in my journey!

Coach Dan

Today’s Athlete Spotlight is… TeNeale Ross! I can’t find any pictures of her… So you’ll have to just imagine a strong dedicated woman as you read her spotlight!

1. How long have you been at The Point?
1 year
2. What do you do for a living?
I’m a full-time mom

3. Prior to finding CrossFit what did you do for physical exercise?
Lifetime Fitness– lifting weights and cardio

4. If you had to pick your favorite accomplishment during your CrossFit journey so far, what would it be?
Pull-up ( it’s a kipping pull-up but it’s still a pull-up, right?)

5. What is one piece of advice you could give new CrossFitters that you wish you knew before you began?
Cross-fit is a process, it requires practice, practice, practice and patience, patience, patience!

6. What is your favorite movement in CrossFit?
Deadlift and kettlebell swings.

7. What is your favorite all time WOD you have done?
Filthy Fifty–we did this wod soon after I joined.  I thought I was going to die during it but I didn’t stop (thanks to the encouraging words of coaches and the awesome athletes I get to workout with every morning) I just kept chipping away at it and learned that I’m more capable of doing things than I sometimes think I am.

8. What are your goals for the upcoming year?
Being able to do a strict pull-up and Double-unders (the most frustrating movement for me)

9. Before starting CrossFit what was your view of CrossFit? How has that changed since joining?
I thought there was no way I could do crossfit because I wasn’t strong enough. I thought the purpose of it was to push you to the point where you feel like vomiting or passing out so I had no desire to even try it.  Although there have been times I feel uncomfortable (like I want to die) I now realize that everyone has a starting point and the purpose is to help you feel and become stronger. I love it!

10. Give me a brief summary of your CrossFit journey thus far
A friend of mine finally convinced me to try a class with her the last week of June last year.  The first two or three classes I was unsure about it simply because I couldn’t do any of the movements. The following week was Hero Week and I loved it.  I loved being challenged each day and proving to myself I could do it.  I was hooked after that.  A year later I’m loving the progress I have made and can’t wait to see what another year brings.

Coaches thoughts on TeNeale:

Coach Dan: I love TeNeale. She has become a main staple at 5:30 AM. She is there everyday and she has improved so much! I love that she comes in and just works. She has a great attitude and is so supportive of all of her fellow athletes. Thank you TeNeale for joining us at The Point. Here’s to another year and many more to come! Can’t wait to see what this next year brings for you.

Coach Wheeler: “Teneale is so fun to coach. She comes ready to work and always listens to cues from the coaches. She has come so far in her year here and gets better everyday.”

Coach LaDee: “Teneale has come so far in the short amount of time she has been at CFTP. She’s great to coach and always has a smile on her face! Thanks for being part of the 5:30 world!”

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