Congratulations to Danielle DeSerio, Durables Member of the Month!

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Speak softly and carry a big stick perfectly describes Danielle.  She's not one to scream or shout but she quietly gets work done everyday and we can't be more ecstatic to honor her this month!  Even though she hates the attention and will always be modest, Danielle works her tail off as soon as the clock goes 3,2,1...go

You can find her at either 5am or 830am 3x per week...and if you haven't been lucky enough to meet her just yet, keep reading to find out more!

What did you think about CrossFit before you walked through the doors for the first time?

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I had many pre-conceived notions about CrossFit and CrossFitters.  I thought that it was only for elite athletes already in peak shape.  

   What kept you coming back?

The supportive environment.   I'm always in a better mood when I leave, even if the WOD was awful.   It's a pretty great way to start your day with a sense of accomplishment.

What might you tell someone who is still on the fence about trying CrossFit?

Just show up.  And keep showing up.  You won't regret it.

What’s your favorite WOD/Movement? 

Thrusters and Cleans and most WODs under 15 minutes.

What is the last thing you googled? 

How to pick snowshoes

What is a weird fact that people may not know about yourself? 

If I could sing and dance and not get stage-fright, I would want to be on Broadway.  

If you could choose one superpower what would it be and why?

Teleportation. Is that a superpower? 

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Vanilla Ice!

What new skill will you have a year from now?

Pull-ups, Handstand pushup

3 reasons why CrossFit might be a great fit for your child.

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Is Crossfit Teens Right For Your Child?

Confidence and Leadership:
We have always stressed in our class that we are a team; we succeed by working together, challenging each other to do our best, and celebrating each accomplishment as a group.  We like to do a lot of team workouts and try to mix it up so everyone has a chance to build a friendship.  I have watched the older children step up to motivate the younger ones by showing them “the ropes” and sharing their Crossfit journey. This provides them an opportunity to be in a position of leadership even when they do not realize they are doing it.

Over the years, we have also been given the honor of being entrusted with a couple of special needs children. Their journey has been an amazing one to watch as we saw them grow and do things that I don't think they thought they could.  We watched the other children in these classes not only encourage their development but be motivated by their successes.

Improved Health:
In class, we talk about nutrition and how a healthy diet with exercise can make them a more effective athlete and student.  Teaching them how to properly fuel their bodies so they aren’t falling asleep in class and can avoid "foggy" brains are essential skills they will carry with them throughout their lifetime. The key is to start them early. 

Strength and Performance:
Not only do children gain confidence in themselves, but they see it and feel it in their bodies. They are stronger, faster, and feel more alert. They perform better in their sport and studies, which drives them to continue. 

A big issue in youth age sport is the rise of injuries to athletes that are now specializing their training in one sport only (year round soccer, baseball, lacrosse teams).  Overuse injuries are on the rise because of this.  The best athletes on the field are almost always being exposed to a  different sport each season.  At CrossFit we program our classes to improve a child's general physical preparedness.  Meaning we run, row, bike, jump, lift weights, climb ropes, work agility drills and even gymnastics work weekly!  What we have found is CrossFit kids have an edge over other athletes because they have been exposed to more training stimulus at higher intensities.

Our boys are now 14 & 17 and I will tell you that they have truly embraced a healthy lifestyle through their growth in the Crossfit Kids/Teens program. My boys are more confident, stronger and focused on their goals.  They see themselves being a part of this Crossfit network of families throughout their adulthood.

If you are interested in signing your child(ren) up for our program and would like to learn more, we would love to share our experiences and answer any questions you may have about why CrossFit would be a great fit for your child!

~Coach Jenn

Coach Jenn has 9 years of experience coaching CrossFit Kids courses

Coach Jenn has 9 years of experience coaching CrossFit Kids courses

Coach Sean Brooks talks about how he found CrossFit and why he loves coaching.

Coach Brooks has been training and Coaching at CrossFit Durable for over 3 years.  He is our Barbell Club Head Coach and is responsible for programming and ensuring all athletes are making serious gains.  Coach Brooks holds his CrossFit Level 1 & Olympic Weightlifting certification (USAW).  Try not to get lost in his eyes during the interview...it's hard!

John Newman is CFD's Member of the Month!!!

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John has been a member with CFD since we first opened our doors 3 years ago.  If he's missing from class you notice it as a coach, because he always brings a ton of energy and a smile.  We imagine John was a class clown in his early years, but this may have just been a learned behavior as he got older and wiser.  Day in and day out John puts in work to become a better athlete, which he proved by finishing in 1st place in his age group at his last CrossFit competition, and a frole model for his two sons, Austin and Aaron.  John even married his high school sweetheart, Gena!  They will celebrate 20 years of marriage this month!!!  Congratulations John!!!! 

 

What did you think about CrossFit before you walked through the doors for the first time?  Hmm.. tough one.. a life style aka cult kinda both. 5 minutes workout.. please how will I get in shape doing that! 

What kept you coming back?  Team approach.. the challenging workout gets me out of a concall

What might you tell someone who is still on the fence about trying CrossFit? Give it 30 days believe In the programming. 

What’s your favorite WOD/Movement? Push Press

What is the last thing you googled? Life360

What is a weird fact that people may not know about yourself? Gena is my wife not my side chick... celebrating 20 years of marriage November 15!

If you could choose one superpower what would it be and why? Flight...traffic

What was the first concert you ever saw? Led Zeppelin

What new skill will you have a year from now?  What new skill will you have a year from now? Double under or muscle up... 

October Committed Club

Check out who showed up in October!
 

Committed Club:Classes Attended

Kristine Yesnowski    27

  

Honorable Mention 

Committed Club: 

Randy Lacasse     19

john newman      19

Jeff Varnes       18

Bryant Cruzado   18

Catherine Baker     17

Charlene Harbourt     16

Nicole Varnes     16

Mike Garavito       16

Lilia DeWald        15

Lora Loconti      15

Maggie Hernandez     15

Ani Rigual Brown     15

Chris Mount     15

Bridget Occidental    15

Sandy Genberg      14

Emmy Blandin      14

Vonnie Price      14

Soma Martin       13

Paolo Catapang    13

Dave Gowen      13

Chris Credno     13