ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

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Athlete of the Month: September 2018

Hollie Harper You may remember Hollie Harper from this inspiring essay she wrote about her CrossFit experience and the importance of making time for oneself. Let us assure you that Hollie doesn’t just write about tackling new challenges and…

Athlete of the Month: August 2018

Katie Mountain For Katie Mountain, CrossFit is a family affair. Her brother owns an affiliate and has always encouraged her to join a box. But it took a cross-country move to inspire her to finally trade in her living room workouts for functional…
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Athlete of the Month – July 2018

Stephanie Lowenthal  When most people are hitting the snooze button for the second time, chances are Stephanie Lowenthal is already in the middle of a set of unbroken butterfly pull-ups. It’s a skill she’s worked hard to achieve in her…

Athlete of the Month – June 2018

Aimee Huang Before joining CrossFit 718 in January of 2016, Aimee Huang was a self-professed “gym hopper.” She knew what she wanted in terms of her health, but she struggled to stay motivated in a typical gym environment. So she jumped…

Athlete of the Month – April 2018 

Fatima Wehidy Fatima Wehidy came to CrossFit 718 looking for a new type of workout and some built-in accountability. She’d never tried CrossFit (or even touched a barbell), so she started from scratch, developing new skills and tracking her…
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Athlete of the Month: March 2018

Ben Schaffzin This is a big month for Ben Schaffzin. Not only is he March’s featured athlete of the month, but he’s also turning 18! We’ve known Ben since he was an athlete in our CrossFit Kids class, and it’s been a pleasure to watch…

Athlete of the Month: February 2018

Karen Hennegan A stroke of luck brought Karen to the box, but her love of the sport and CrossFit 718’s community have kept her in the game since 2012… and she’s just getting warmed up! In just the last year, she’s gained new gymnastic…

Athlete of the Month: January 2018

Jenessa Connor  My five years as a CrossFit 718 member have given me so many gifts: health, physical and mental strength, confidence, new friendships, and access to a supportive community of remarkable athletes. That’s why I’m so honored…

Athlete of the Month: December 2017

Troy House  Not all New Year’s resolutions are doomed, and Troy House is proof! He joined our “New You” beginner program on January 1, 2017, and the gains – or, in his case, losses – haven’t stopped since then. Troy has dropped…
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Athlete of the Month: November 2017

Mario Delgado Meet the man behind the lens! If there’s a stunning snapshot of you soaring mid box jump (or keeled over post workout), Mario Delgado is likely responsible. A CrossFit 718 member since 2015, Mario is the box’s official photographer.…
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Athlete of the Month: September 2017

Peter Martinez If you’re looking for a good example of a model CrossFitter, sign up for the same WOD as Peter. A CrossFit 718 member for two years, Peter is consistent with his training. He sets goals and puts in the time – and it shows!…
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Athlete of the Month: August 2017

Anne Smanik  By Jenessa Connor  About three years ago, Anne unsuspectingly attended a CrossFit 718 party… and she never left. Well, that’s not entirely true. But she did have fun and, lucky for us, decided to become a member of the…
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Athlete of the Month: June 2017

Erik Fezzuoglio Being active is nothing new for Erik Fezzuoglio. Practicing Tae Kwon Do for over 30 years and training for 17 New York City Marathons has kept him in above-average shape. But the benefits he gets from CrossFit are a little different.…
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Athlete of the Month: May 2017

Robert Gentile Robert tried to convince us that there were other 718 members more deserving of May’s Athlete of the Month status. A member since February 2016, he felt that he was too new to the box… But we stand by our decision. Although…
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Athlete of the Month: April 2017

Tanya Tringali  It took a while for Tanya to pull the trigger on signing up for basics. Months before joining, she’d occasionally Google “CrossFit,” and then immediately talk herself out of the whole thing. But we’re so glad she caved!…

Athlete of the Month: March 2017

Mark Mitchell We love watching new athletes join the box and completely change their lives in just a few months. But, it’s also really satisfying to see the members who have been with us since the early days continue to grow, challenge themselves,…
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Athlete of the Month: February 2017

Dana Nelson Before Dana joined CrossFit 718’s “New You” program, she struggled to make fitness a consistent part of her life. She wasn’t sure what to do on her own, and none of the group classes she tried felt quite right. She figured…

Athlete of the Month: January 2017

Sky Holden  If you’re looking for a model 718 athlete, Sky Holden is your man. We don’t say that just because he consistently works to improve his skills and set new PRs. He’s also been an active member of our community since 2012, participating…
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Athlete of the Month: December 2016

Jennifer Guerrero If you love transformation stories, we’ve got a good one for you. Jennifer discovered CrossFit through a six-week fitness challenge in May of this year. After a month and a half of high intensity, constantly varied, functional…
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Athlete of the Month: November 2016

Amita Bhandari By: Jenessa Connor  Amita is walking proof of CrossFit’s “functional fitness” and real world application. After joining the 718 community two and half years ago, Amita began feeling more capable and confident in everyday…