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Athletes of the Month August 2015: Rachel D. and Joe C.

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Rachel came to CF Jaguar 1 ½ years ago; she already had a workout routine and had lost weight but was looking for something different—something to take it to the next level. Rachel is somewhat quiet, but that never stopped her from giving each and every workout her all. Consistent workouts and efforts had Rachel quickly finding the next tier. Though she had always been dedicated, she found a new fire for CrossFit in preparation for her wedding day. And wow, did it show. From our perspective, the increased intensity of efforts had her putting on more muscle, losing body fat and by the time of her wedding she was an even more beautiful and jacked bride. Even after her wedding, Rachel stuck to pushing her limits. She is constantly hitting PRs and does not hesitate to challenge herself with RX weights/movements.

She has bonded with her fellow members and loves hanging with them outside of the box. Rachel recently took her athletic skills to the court and recently joined a volleyball team with other Jaguar teammates! She competed in Jaguar Games with her good friend, Lana, and made the podium. Her had work and dedication show that she is more than deserving of athlete of the month!

When we write the editorial for the highlighted member we look back to see when they started. Wow, this blew us away; for the amount of progress Joe has made we thought he’d been here close to 3 years when actually it’s just over 1 ½ years. Joe walked into the box ready to learn. He had played soccer and was fit, but was looking for something new and challenging. After about the first couple of sips of the Kool Aid Joe was hooked. He absorbed the technical aspect of the coaching like a sponge, especially with his PT background and his lifts began going up, up and they are still going up.

Early on, Joe caught the CF fever to compete and took second place at Festivus Games. Fast forward this year. After getting a few more scaled comps under his belt, he competed with his friends and fellow coaches Jonathan and Dan in his first RX competition. Now he knows there is no turning back. His is constantly working on his lifts and the PRs keep climbing. Not only is he a great athlete, but also a husband and a father. His wife, Jen is constantly pushing herself at the gym and their son Zachary will often be seen finishing the WODs with mom or dad!

That’s not all, Joe has done so well, he’s now sharing that knowledge as a coach at CF Jaguar indoctrinating all the newcomers for the On Ramp. That’s a lot to accomplish in only 1 ½ years.

CF Jaguar proudly salutes Rachel and Joe as August’s Athletes of the Month!


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