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Kim Taylor CrossFit TTG November 2017 Athlete of the Month

What made you start CrossFit?

I wanted to get in shape and my daughter and son in law recommended crossfit.  I knew it would be very challenging so here I am.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I am a huge football fan!

What is your one favorite and least favorite movement in CrossFit?

Favorite movement:  Dead Lift and Clean

Least favorite movement:  Running and Wall Ball.

What is your ultimate cheat meal?

Cook Out, Hamburger tray with french fries, onion rings and sweet tea

Since starting CrossFit, what is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?

Completing the Murph and having my teammates and family there to encourage me.  I could not have gotten where I am today without the best coaches, owners, and my teammates for supporting and motivating me.  You can’t ask for a better group of people.  They are fun to be around and keep me going.  I want to thank you all and it is truly a blessing.

Eric Wyman CrossFit TTG October 2017 Athlete of the Month!

  1. What made you start CrossFit?

I had been doing bodybuilding/hypertrophy training since I was thirteen. The problem was that I would be consistent for about three months and then get bored. Heard about CrossFit in 2010 from Bodybuilding.combashing it. Decided to look into it and haven’t looked back since!

  1. What’s the one thing people don’t know about you?

I have a patent! The title is: Structural adhesives containing maleimide terminated polyimides.

  1. What is your favorite and least favorite movement?

Favorite Movement: Strict Press, no technique or power, just sheer strength.

Least Favorite Movement:  Med Ball Cleans…just use a barbell!

  1. What is your ultimate cheat meal?

Uno Chicago Grill:

Pizza Skins – 2068 calories

Dragon’s Milk Beer 24oz – 650 calories

Dessert – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup – 1329 Calories

Total Calories – 4047

  1. Since starting CrossFit, what is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?

Getting my Level 1 Trainer Certificate and training to be a coach. It was something I never knew I could do. Being a coach was such a rewarding experience and I look forward to doing it again after my responsibilities decline.

Leigh Carter CrossFit TTG September 2017 Athlete of the Month!

Leigh Carter CrossFit TTG September 2017 Athlete of the Month!

  1. What made you start CrossFit? 

It’s all their fault!  My beautiful friends Mike and Mackenzie Sottini had been filling my ears for a while.  Then my husband joined…I felt left out, and wanted to try.  So, I bid on a six month membership at our school auction, and won!

  1. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?­

Most people don’t know, I have a love for elderly people (the more age the better).  They have beautiful stories of love, history, and how things “once were”.  I am quick to engage with them any time!

  1. What is your one favorite and least favorite movement :

Favorite movement:  anything ROMWOD!  It’s the BEST day of the week!

Least favorite: burpees.  I have a 15 point, flop and transition process (I’m working on it…forever).

  1. What is your ultimate cheat meal?­ 

Home cut french fries from the NC State Fair, with vinegar…good eats!  Oh, and an elephant ear with hot fudge.  I have two!  Thankfully the fair only comes once a year!

  1. Since starting CrossFit, What is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?­

For me, making the decision to try CrossFit, and getting over my own self, was big.  I still struggle with how to improve without “doing too much”, or wanting to do what I see other athletes do.  I’m learning to make the process about me, and how to help myself become better (I need lots of help).  TTG has been instrumental with that, as well as having a loving support system at home!  The TTG community is beautiful!  I’m humbled every day I participate in a workout.  It all just keeps me coming back for more!  Thank you, Juice, Caitie, Chris, Scot, and Sara!!!

Jenna Keith

Jenna Keith CrossFit TTG August 2017 Athlete of the Month!

  1. What made you start CrossFit? 

My Fiance, Mark, called me after trying a free Saturday WOD.  He said he almost passed out on the side of the box.  He then preceded to tell me he was signing up that Monday. Clearly I was confused! I tagged along with him and decided what the heck! I’ll do it! I wanted to make a healthy change in my eating habits and workout regimen.  I had NO idea what Crossfit was and had never seen it.  Best sight unseen decision ever!

  1. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?­ 

I love video games!  Preferably Call of Duty and Mario Kart.

  1. What is your one favorite and least favorite movement in CrossFit?­

Favorite movement: Shoulder to Overheads

Least favorite: Box Jumps and Burpees are definitely tied at number one.  Juice truly outdoes himself when he programs Burpee Box Jump Overs.

  1. What is your ultimate cheat meal?­ 

Sushi, Crab Wontons and Saki 🙂

  1. Since starting CrossFit, What is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?­

Since starting Crossfit, I have been living in a world outside my comfort zone!  My proudest accomplishment was winning the fat loss challenge.  Since being at TTG I have truly learned how to step out of my comfort zone and how to balance a healthy lifestyle.  Honestly? It has been the community at TTG who has been an amazing support system and I am thankful to be a part of that.

 

 

Troy Faust CrossFit TTG July 2017 AOM

Troy Faust CrossFit TTG July 2017 Athlete of the Month!

What made you start CrossFit?

I was bored with just the gym a couple days and week and running, I was going to meet a friend at Barry’s Cafe and was running early, I got stuck at the light and saw the sign flipper.  Figured I’d walk in and see what it was about.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?­

I was the first in my family to go off to college, and for some reason I was REALLY into the the tv show Glee.

What is your one favorite and least favorite movement in CrossFit?­

Favorite movement:

Favorites are prob squats and some of the benchmark workouts and HERO WODS.

Least favorite: 

Least are any form of burpees, but after last week I will add man makers to that list.

What is your ultimate cheat meal?­

Mom’s cooking or mexican

Since starting CrossFit, What is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?­

I’m way more social and active on fb than I ever thought I would be, and I love the people I’ve met that I most likely would never have come across if it wasn’t for the sign flipper making awkward eye contact with me.

 

 

John Minier CrossFit TTG April 2017 AOM

John Minier – CrossFit TTG April 2017 Athlete of the Month

What made you start CrossFit?

Wanted new environment to get as fit as I possibly can and I like working out with a group of like-minded people.

 

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I was New Jersey’s regional foul shooting champion for 14-year-olds in 1976.

 

What is your one favorite and least favorite movement in CrossFit?

Favorite: rowing  

Least favorite: pull-ups.

 

What is your ultimate cheat meal?

Doritos

 

Since starting CrossFit, What is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?

Every time I Beat Jack Minier in an AMRAP

Jennifer Harris CrossFit TTG March 2017 AOM

CrossFit TTG March Athlete of the Month Jennifer Harris

1. What made you start CrossFit?

 I put a small bid of $10 at a silent auction for foundations and a month of CrossFit.  I knew NOTHING about CrossFit, but it sounded like a pretty good deal for a gym membership and a t-shirt!  I hated it at first, but it only took me a couple of weeks to love it.  Now I have been doing CrossFit for about 2.5 years.

 

 2. What is one thing most people don’tknow about you?

Throughout middle school and high school I was a competitive figure skater.  Also, I work as an interior designer. 

 

3. What is your one favorite and least favorite movement in CrossFit? 

Favorite movement: Cleans and overhead squats

Least favorite: Toes to bar

 

4. What is your ultimate cheat meal?

Late night run to Insomnia Cookies!

 

5. Since starting CrossFit, What is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?

Stepping out of my comfort zone and signing up for competitions. 

 

 

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