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June Athlete of the Month: Jonathan Silvers

Congratulations to Rising’s June athlete of the month, Jonathan Silvers!  A regular at our evening classes, Jonathan is a hard worker and an extremely interesting guy!  Get to know him a little better by checking out his answers below.

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May Athletes of the Month: Ruthie Borrelli and Cam Green

Congratulations to our co-May athletes of the month, Ruthie Borrelli and Cameron Green….These two mamas-to-be, Ruthie for the first time and Cam for the third time, have been crossfitting consistently throughout their pregnancies.  They are both due on the same exact day….in just  a few short weeks!  It has been inspirational to coach them through this time in their lives and to see what their bodies are capable of.  Get to know each of them a little bit more by checking out their stories below.

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May Athletes of the Month: Ruthie Borrelli and Cameron Green

Congratulations to our co-May athletes of the month, Ruthie Borrelli and Cameron Green….These two mamas-to-be, Ruthie for the first time and Cam for the third time, have been crossfitting consistently throughout their pregnancies.  They are both due on the same exact day….in just  a few short weeks!  It has been inspirational to coach them through this time in their lives and to see what their bodies are capable of.  Get to know each of them a little bit more by checking out their stories below.

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April Athlete of the Month: Stefan Nemenz

Congratulations to Rising’s April Athlete of the Month, Stefan Nemenz.  A brave man, Stefan can regularly be found working out in the 9:30 class that is known at times for its, let’s say…. “excess estrogen levels”.  He has learned to keep his head down and even tries on occasion to recruit some of his male friends to help balance out the class.  Despite having some shoulder problems, Stefan comes in every day ready to work hard and his effort has certainly been paying off.  His wife Melissa is currently kicking butt and taking names in our May foundations class and we are excited to have both of them as part of our growing Rising family.  Take some time to get to know Stefan better by checking out his answers below.  

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March Athlete of the Month: Jayme Gordon

Congratulations to Jayme Gordon, Rising’s March Athlete of the Month.  Very humbly and quietly, Jayme put together an incredible CrossFit Open performance this past month, turning in impressive scores on 16.1 and 16.5  and even knocking out multiple rounds of bar muscle-ups on workout 16.3.  An early riser, Jayme can be found sprinting outside in sub 30 degree temperatures at the 5:30 am speed/endurance classes, or swinging on the bars with ease and tackling the daily CrossFit workout with the regular 5:30 am crew.  Get to know a little more about her story by checking out her answers below. 

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Rising February Athlete of the Month: Kelly King

Congratulations to Rising’s February Athlete of the Month, Kelly King! Kelly is fresh off a first place finish as a member of team Green at the Rising Games. She is also one of the most positive, supportive athletes in the gym, so now it is her turn to feel the love and support that she doles out to others on a daily basis!   Get to know a little bit more about her journey by checking out her answers below.  

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Rising Games 3.0 recap

My heart is full after having had the privilege to watch the Rising family assemble en masse this past Saturday to compete, coach, cheer, judge and heckle at the third annual Rising Games.  What started a few years ago (anybody remember the dumpster pull-up hand massacre?) as a friendly little event to help members get to know each other has grown into a beautiful picture of what the Rising community is at its very best.

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January Athlete of the Month: Denise Kiker

Congratulations to Rising’s January Athlete of the Month, Denise Kiker!  If you do not yet know Denise, you need to pop in to an 8:30 or 9:30 am class and meet her….she is one of the most genuine, hard-working, and dedicated athletes in the gym and we are proud to honor her with this month’s AOM award.  Check out a little bit of her story below!

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November Athlete of the Month: Brennan Gaeckle

Congratulations to Rising’s November athlete of the month, Brennan Gaeckle.  Rising’s unofficial swim coach, Brennan has been crossfitting with us since the early days at the Y.  It has been a privilege to watch her improve month after month and year after year!  Get to know a little bit more about her story by checking out her answers below.  

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September Athlete of the Month: Lindsay Fagan

Congratulations to Rising’s September Athlete of the Month, Lindsay Fagan.  One of our youngest athletes, Lindsay is perfectly described by William Shakespeare’s famous quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

Check out her interesting story, including competitive equestrian vaulting, (you should google it, I did) below.

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