ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

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Athlete of the Month: July 2019

Chris Vivion For Chris Vivion, CrossFit isn’t just the most effective workout he’s ever done, it’s a family affair…and a business one, too. He regularly hits the box with Jess, his wife, and their two year-old son. And his 9 a.m. WODs…

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Patrick Uliano  Patrick "Patty" Uliano is no stranger to the weight room. Before starting CrossFit over six years ago, he was a dedicated bodybuilder. But over time, he stopped seeing the results he wanted. His body may have adapted to the…

Athlete of the Month: April 2019 

Lindsey Conon Six years ago, Linsdey Conon was searching for a more efficient way to work out. Separate “lifting” and “cardio” days didn’t fit in her busy schedule, so she was happy to discover CrossFit. Considering she’s managed…

Athlete of the Month: March 2019 

Kevin Smith  Back in 2014, Kevin Smith discovered CrossFit through ESPN’s broadcast of the Games. The intensity of the WODs and the athletes’ skill level made a lasting impression, and he began researching nearby boxes. Little did he know…

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

Michaela D’Onofrio  If you happened to read our 2018 year in review, Michaela D’Onofrio’s name probably looks familiar. She topped the leaderboard for the most PRs: an impressive 114! And, of all of CrossFit 718’s female athletes,…

Athlete of the Month – January 2019

Jason Tabick  Jason Tabick knows firsthand that a LOT can change in just three years. Since joining CrossFit 718 in September 2015, he’s set new PRs, opened a family business, and married a fellow CrossFitter (yes, they met at the box!).…

Athlete of the Month: December 2018

Joe Burkard Sometimes you have to do something a little crazy to change your life for the better – just ask Joe Burkard. He’d heard people compare CrossFit to an addiction or cult, but he was willing to take the risk if it meant getting…


Athlete of the Month: November 2018

Steven Nelson After a serious illness put exercise and competitive sports on the backburner, Steven Nelson struggled with getting active again and eating right. He knew he needed to make a change, so, shortly after his wife completed the New…

Athlete of the Month: October 2018

Leslie Grisdale  An avid runner, Leslie Grisdale used to jog past CrossFit 718’s open garage door and wonder what was up with all the crazy people throwing medicine balls and swinging kettlebells. Ten months ago, her curiosity got the best…

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…

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…

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.…

Athlete of the Month: October 2017

Autumn Neuharth Autumn Neuharth just joined the box this summer, but she’s already making a big impact on our community. First of all, she’s crushing it. A former rugby player, she brings all of her intensity and team spirit to every WOD.…

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!…