June Athlete of the Month: Deb Roney

Congratulations to Rising CrossFit’s June athlete of the month, Deb Roney! Although small in stature, Deb is big in heart and has an abundance of perseverance.  Check out the interesting start to her CrossFit journey below.   

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May Athlete of the Month: Bronwynne Henry

Congratulations to Rising’s May athlete of the month, Bronnie Henry!  Bronnie looks like a super hero and is about one of the friendliest, nicest people you will ever meet.  Her willingness to try just about anything and her enthusiasm for life is contagious and we are so glad she is part of our Rising family!  Get to know her story a little bit better by checking out her answers below.

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April Athlete of the Month: Evan Cline

Congratulations to Rising’s April Athlete of the Month, Evan Cline.  Evan has been turning in impressive performances since he joined Rising….and bonus, if you happen to mangle your hand, he can help you out with actual sound, medical advice!  Get to know his story a little bit better by checking out his answers below.

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March Athlete of the Month: Laura Dascal

Congratulations to Rising’s March Athlete of the Month, Laura Dascal. Over the last several months, Laura has consistently been improving in every area….from 1 rep max Olympic lifts to chest to bar pull-ups, lately it seems that there is nothing this super woman can not accomplish.  Most recently, she turned in an awesome performance on Open workout 15.4 with lots of beautifully executed handstand push-ups and multiple power cleans at 125 lbs.  However, despite these amazing feats, perhaps what I find most impressive about Laura is that she has been married to Coach Mike Dascal for a VERY long time and yet somehow still finds the strength and energy to workout every day! 😉  Get to know her story a bit better by checking out her answers below:

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February Athlete of the Month: Lori Keeler

Congratulations to Rising’s February athlete of the month, Lori Keeler.  Many of you know her as the wonderful person that helps take care of your children in our Rising Kids program.  In the past two months, she has overcome her fears to accomplish some amazing things like participating in the Rising Games on Team Navy, signing up for and competing in her first CrossFit Games Open, and dead-lifting and astounding 225 lbs!!!  Check out her inspiring story below.

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January Athlete of the Month: Mo Robinson

Congratulations to Mo Robinson, Rising’s January athlete of the month!  One of the most kind, lovable people you will ever meet, “Slo-Mo” has been reluctantly cross fitting for four years….and while she cites “complaining” as the activity that comes most easily to her in a workout….don’t let her self-deprecating humor fool you….she is one hard-working impressive force to be reckoned with!  Get to know her a little better by checking out her story below!

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2nd Annual Rising CrossFit Games

If you missed out this summer….your time is now…..Rising CrossFit Games 2.0 are coming soon!

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 7 (time TBD)

WHERE:   Rising CrossFit Ballantyne

WHAT:  Open to all Rising CrossFit members and all levels of CrossFit experience.  This event is about celebrating our awesome membership family! Participants will be divided into evenly matched, equal teams of between 6-10 people.  Team workouts will be released a week before the competition begins.  All movements will be  familiar and scalable.  Don’t miss this opportunity to compete against your friends and box mates for the title of Fittest Rising Team.  Team names, coordinated uniforms, and excessive team spirit are required!

HOW:  Sign-up sheet will be posted at Rising by Wednesday, Jan 14.  If you are going to participate, please sign up by Fri, Jan. 30 at the very latest.   Teams will be determined by the coaching staff.

Christmas Eve Scavenger Hunt

buff santaThis year on Christmas Eve, Rising CrossFit will be having a scavenger hunt team race for all its members, friends and family.  This event will begin at 10 am sharp at Rising with the selection of the teams (Orange and Blue) and the announcement of the first clue….we have a great workout planned that is for everyone at every level….it will test both your fitness and your Rising knowledge…..Outrageous Christmas flair is encouraged, as are running shoes! You can sign up today on WODIFY.

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November Athletes of the Month: Lauren and Kelly Yelton

Congratulations to Rising’s November co-athletes of the month, Kelly and Lauren Yelton.  This dynamic duo was an obvious choice….Kelly has been making an impressive assault on the leaderboard in both strength and met con numbers while his wife, Lauren, who just happens to be 9 months pregnant, is still crushing workouts left and right.  Get to know this great couple a little bit better by checking out their stories below.kelly and lauren yelton

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October Athlete of the Month: Le Roux Pelser


Congratulations to Rising’s October Athlete of the Month, Le Roux Pelser!  Get to know him and a little bit about his interesting story below.  And for all you endurance running junkies out there….definitely invite him on a run with you….he’d love it! 😉

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