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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

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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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September Athlete of the Month: Tanisha Beckley

Congratulations to Rising’s September Athlete of the Month, Tanisha Beckley!  She comes in every day, heads to that back left corner of the room, and gets to work….and it is showing!  She has been posting some impressive numbers lately.  Check out her story below!

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August Athlete of the Month: Silvana Lewis

Congratulations to Rising’s August Athlete of the Month, the one and only Silvana Lewis….although diminutive in stature, this fireball of personality and heart has had quite an impressive month, setting lifting PRs almost every day….most recently she power cleaned 170 lbs with her signature Monica Seles like grunt!  A true embodiment of the CrossFit spirit,  get to know her by checking out her story below!

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Rising CrossFit Games workouts and teams announced

Rising CrossFit Nation: Get hyped!!! This Sunday, July 13, is the first annual Rising CrossFit Games!  The event will begin approximately at 1:30 (exact heat times will be assigned later this week) If you signed up at the box, you have been placed on a team and assigned a team color.  Each team is made up of 3 women and 3 men.  Each team member will compete in all three scored events.  If you can not compete the event as prescribed, there will be a scaling option available for all teams so that everyone can participate in everything: If you are not competing, we would still love for you to come out, sport your favorite team’s color and cheer on your friends!

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June Athlete of the Month: Jason Oberman

Congratulations to Rising athlete Jason Oberman for his well-deserved selection as our  June athlete of the month.  His hard work and consistent attendance at both regular classes and Olympic lifting classes, with a continued focus on improving his technique, has not gone unnoticed.  

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