"The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart" Albert Camus
October 2017 - Eric Lowery
Do you feel like you’ve seen this post before? Keep reading to learn that Eric Lowery is yet again, our featured athlete of the month! In June, Eric was recognized for his extra efforts outside of class times working on skills, taking on clean eating and still managing to work a full time job and fulfill the job of husband and daddy! Now, he is being recognized again as October’s Sand Mountain CrossFit Athlete of the Month! Eric has really taken things to the next level over the last several weeks. He’s been completing his own separate strength program, adding in extra cardio sessions, and showing up consistently still-while being mindful of his diet! During the last month Eric has mastered toes to bar, set a PR of 58 unbroken double unders, and if you will zoom in on the PR board pic, you’ll see a long list of other PRs! At the beginning of the month he had three goals of maxes on bench press-225, back squat-275, and deadlift goal of 350, by being consistent and giving his all he has managed to crush those goals! His newest maxes on those movements are 230# bench press, 315# back squat, and 405# deadlift! We have no doubt they will continue to go up from here, because Eric is not slowing down! It’s truly inspiring to watch someone put their whole heart into their goals and see such awesome results. Thank you Eric, for being part of our gym family and most of all thank you for inspiring others and setting the bar for everyone else! You’re most deserving of your accomplishments! Congratulations!
September 2017 - Matthew Wade
September Athlete of the Month goes to a well deserved Matthew Wade! Matt has been a member since January, and has transformed tremendously since. When he first started he was rather quiet and often watched others and asked tons of questions; eager to learn more about CrossFit and get better...now, Matt is a member you won’t miss when you walk into the gym! He is always in a great mood, smiling and cutting up with people, still asking questions and learning how to be better, along with some SWEET dance moves between wods 😂 Matt is a full time college student who aspires to be an electrical engineer. He currently works as an electrician along with his schooling-AND showing up and putting in some serious work day in and day out! We are so proud you’re part of the family Matt! Congrats!
August 2017 - Megan Shelton
August Athlete of the month—� Megan Shelton! Megan has been a member with us since June. She eased into a routine and modified workouts due to suffering a back injury a few years ago. Now, Megan says that her advice to anyone who may be skeptical of trying CrossFit due to previous injuries or aches and pains, is DON’T WAIT! Try it! She has seen results and actually strength
July 2017 - Cody Jarmon
Check out July athlete of the month! Cody Jarmon! --Cody is a full time student, and has been a CrossFit athlete and member at Sand Mountain CrossFit for almost two years. In March, Cody started eating strictly clean in addition to training 5-6 times a week. He is fueling his body with exactly what it needs to perform well in the gym and he has had amazing results! His times are faster, his lifts are heavier...and obviously he's had some serious physical results! Cody is a leading exemplar of the quote "you can't out exercise a bad diet"! Awesome work, and we are so glad you're part of our CrossFit family, Cody!
June 2017 - Eric Lowery
June athlete of the month--- Eric Lowery!
Eric has been putting in some serious work this past month! He competed in The Barbarian Challenge which was his first obstacle course race and loved it so much, he is already signed up for another ocr in a couple of months! Eric worked on double-unders consistently for weeks until he got them down pat, working on strict pull-ups several times a week, AND has been running extra after his workouts everyday. Not to mention sticking to his clean eating plan! We commend your hard work and hope you know that you are motivating to everyone around you! We are so glad you're part of our CrossFit family here at Sand Mountain CrossFit! Great job!
May 2017 - Kaci Watts
We are super late posting this BUT...our athlete of the month for May was Kaci Watts! Kaci is SUPER dedicated and her results are surely showing! She comes to the 5:30am class consistently each week and has also brought friends with her to try it out! Kaci has one of the best attitudes you'll ever encounter...she lets nothing get her down and can make friends with anyone who walks in the door. Kaci, you are truly an inspiration to all of us at the gym and we appreciate your smile and hard work! We applaud your good form and always working towards AND crushing all of your goals! It wouldn't be the same without you! Enjoy your free tshirt!
April 2017 - Olivia Owens
April athlete of the month! Olivia Owens! Liv is one of the most soft spoken, kind hearted, sweet spirited girls you will ever meet! She absolutely gives 110% everyday in the gym and has shown such great progress since she has been with us. We are so appreciative of you Liv and your smiling face makes workouts better! Congratulations!
March 2017 - Jimmy Brooks
Congratulations to our March Athlete of the Month-Jimmy Brooks! Jimmy is in the gym daily and you can always find him in the corner working on a weakness or standing behind other members cheering them on to finish. There are many days Jimmy leaves for work at 3am and drives to a couple of different states and STILL makes time to get a workout in! He is an example to follow when it comes to dedication and attitude...we appreciate you, Jimmy!
February 2017 -Amy Knighten
Congratulations to our February Athlete of the Month- Amy Knighten! She is one of THE most consistent members at SMC, showing up 5-6 times a week with her teenage son Jake. Not to mention Amy is also a cancer survivor! She definitely sets a great example and we are so thankful to have her as part of our Crossfit family! Great work, Amy!