June Athlete of the Month

Right away, Taylor fit into the CFRE community (specifically the 5:30 class) like a missing puzzle piece. She has always listened carefully to the coaches’ instructions and because of that has made some serious gainz in no time at all. She’s crushing the hell out of her deadlift, and I’m sure she’ll have that pull-up in no time!

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May Athlete of the Month

All the coaches agree that Desirae is amazing — She consistently shows up (to the earliest class of the day!), smiles, and has fun. Watching her progress has been SO exciting (50lb deadlift PR, anyone???) Desirae also shows up to all the events, always looking fabulous, and in general makes everything more awesome than it would have been without her. Thanks for being part of the fam, Desirae. 🙂

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March Athlete of the Month

You may have seen us brag about Virginia on the Facebook page, but she is the perfect example of patience and persistence paying off. Because she perfects her form before adding weight, she’s been able to increase her strength and speed consistently over the last year while staying injury-free. She’s also incredibly encouraging and such a wonderful part of this community.

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February Athletes of the Month

You know what they say: “Couples that WOD together stay together.” Okay, they don’t say that, but working out with your spouse is fun! In the words of their coaches, Ken and Brittni “are very consistent and they respect their bodies and their limits.” These are some of the most important qualities when it comes to lifelong fitness! Rockstars.

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Stephanie — When Settling Is No Longer An Option




(Left) Steph’s photo for her Athlete of the Month poster at CFRE in December 2014 (She has been inspiring us since the very beginning!); (Right) running in from a hill climb in January 2016

I have struggled with my weight, and more importantly, with body image, for over a decade now. There is a huge component of emotional eating that contributes to my struggle, and I’m sure many people can relate to that. At the beginning of 2015 I was at a point where I wanted to work on accepting myself for who I was, extra pounds and all, accept that I was just going to be a heavier girl. There are those who can work their curves, and I wanted to figure out their secret. These days the media is starting to encourage girls to feel beautiful as they are, and I believe it’s an important message. The problem was that it didn’t sit right for me personally, and it took a while to figure out why.

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January Athletes of the Month

Natalie and Fran are two of RE’s most consistent attendants — such a testament to having an accountability buddy! It’s so fun to watch them check goal after goal off their list. It’s also fun to watch them load weight onto a bar with confidence. You should definitely take the chance to chat with these lovely ladies, get to know their incredible stories, and be inspired by their hard work and persistence. Thanks, Fran and Natalie, for being part of the RE family!

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December Athlete of the Month

If you’ve ever watched Caleb crush a WOD, it’s probably shocking to hear that one short year ago, a few burpees made him nauseous. He’s the perfect testimony that consistency and hard work equal amazing progress. He’s also a perfect testimony to the power of community. Thanks for being part of the CFRE family, Caleb!

Caleb (left) with Team Rugged Elite at the 2015 Elysian Games.

Caleb (left) with Team Rugged Elite at the 2015 Elysian Games.

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