ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

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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!…

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…

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.…

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…

Athlete of the Month: October 2016

Dave Smanik  By: Jenessa Connor Dave’s been CrossFitting for over three years, and it’s changed his entire perspective. Literally. (He recently added handstand walks to his gymnastics repertoire!) But, in addition to seeing the box…

Athlete of the Month: September 2016

Elaine Kanak By: Jenessa Connor Elaine Kanak September is a special month for Elaine Kanak, and not just because she’s this month’s featured athlete. In just a few short weeks, she’ll be welcoming her first child into the world!…

Athlete of the Month: August 2016

Chrystie O’Brien By: Jenessa Connor  Chrystie started working out with Tammy and Iz when CrossFit 718 was just a twinkle their eyes. She was there for the very first workouts in the park, the Brooklyn Fitness Factory days and the gym’s…

Athlete of the Month: July 2016

Lauri Schindler  By: Jenessa Connor  Before joining CrossFit 718, Lauri Schindler wondered if she’d ever feel like a “real” member of such a dynamic community. A local business owner and mom to college-aged children, she was older…

Athlete of the Month: June 2016

Kenny Restrepo  By: Jenessa Connor Prior to joining CrossFit 718 in April of 2013, Kenny “K-Bar” Restrepo had been dealing with injuries by skipping the gym. A chance encounter with Coach Tambot brought him to the box, but planning,…

Athlete of the Month: May 2016

Brian Wood By: Jenessa Connor Brian Wood describes his intro to CrossFit as a bit of an “ego check.” He was 41 at the time and, despite hitting the elliptical machine at the gym and pushing a stroller around Park Slope, felt pretty out…