Athletes of the Month!

 

 

Congratulations to Jenn Siemann and Kolin Sweeting, they are our Athletes of the Month! Be sure to give them a big high five when you see them!

Here is what they had to say to the fun questions we asked them:

When and how did you get started with us?
February 2017. My friend told me about CrossFit and convinced me to try it and I ended up loving it.

Favorite workout?
Deadlifts and lately pull ups.

 

Least favorite workout?
Anything with burpees!

 

What’s the best part about working out with the 10am?
I love how it is usually the same people at this time and we all encourage each other to keep going. Everyone who comes is amazing.

 

What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
My tortoise.

What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?
Everything about CFTE has been amazing. I look forward to coming here and don’t dread exercise as much. It has changed my outlook on being healthy and wanting to make a change for the better. Everyone is so encouraging and it has the safest and most amazing environment I’ve experienced.  – Jenn Siemann

When and how did you get started with us?
I got started in June 2017. I had always been doing workouts at home like Insanity: Max 30 but even though the workouts were difficult, I started to get bored, especially because I did them by myself. My older brother, who’s a Crossfit coach back home in the Bahamas, had been telling me for years that I should try it out. I wish I had listened to him sooner. After visiting a few different boxes, CFTE was by far the most inviting and welcoming. I knew after the first WOD that I would be joining and it’s been a great few months. 

Favorite workout?
Probably rope climbs and/or muscle ups just because depending on how the WOD is structured always changes their difficulty for me. 

Least favorite workout?
No question man makers and atomic anything (sit ups, walls balls, whatever other movements there are)

What’s the best part about working out with the 6am?
The fact that people are so alert in this class amazes me. Initially, I was going to the 8 pm class but I had to change that to 6am because of my work schedule. Best parts of the class are the people there that are always encouraging one another and the coaches that are always pushing me and helping me improve. 

What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
I’m pretty boring. The same wallpaper that came with the phone. 

What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?
My overall experience has been beyond amazing. My fellow athletes, the coaches, the WODs, the environment, everything. Like I said before, I wish I started Crossfit earlier but if the delay is what brought me to CFTE instead of another box, I’m glad I waited. I look forward to seeing everyone, including myself, progress over time and become better and better. In starting to set goals and I’m confident CFTE is the best place for me to achieve them. – Kolin Sweeting

 

Check out the PR’s!

Congratulations to all!  Look at this month of PR’s!!

 

CFTE Athletes of the Month!

 

Congratulations to Maka Namahoe and Matthew Blanar! They are our Athletes of the month!!

Check out their answers to a few fun questions we asked:

When and how did you get started with us?

Least favorite workout?

Favorite Workout?

What’s the best part about working out with the 6am?

What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?

What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?
“I googled crossfits around me since I found my current work out regime to be boring and repetitive. Walked into TE and got hooked!

Least favorite workout – #summerofjenn

Favorite workout – cleans

Best part of working out with the 6am – everyone in the class is always killing it. 

My wallpaper is a photo of my brother & my dad back home. 

CFTE – always provides the good vibes! Blessed to be a part of a great community of people who are constantly striving for improvement. ” – Maka

When and how did you get started with us?

January 2017

Favorite workout?

Power cleans

Least favorite workout?

Deadlifts

What’s the best part about working out with the 6pm?

The people, I look forward to the 6 pm class because it’s always a good time, even when the workout is insanely hard we still have a good time.

What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?

Me and my beautiful 3 month old niece


What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?

Amazing, there is no better way to describe it. It’s become my second family and second home. On days I’m not there I miss seeing everyone and being there. The environment just makes you want to be better and worker harder, the coaches are amazing, the people are amazing. It’s all around an awesome experience every time. – Matt

Check out the PR’s!

Congrats to all CFTE Athletes who hit a Personal Record!

CFTE Athletes of the Month!

Congratulations to Tanya and Donovan Fray!  They are CFTE’s Athletes of the Month!!!  Check out what they had to say:

1.  I started the 6 week challenge on March 27th and fell in love with the classes and had to continue.

2.  Dumbbell Snatches, deadlifts, sit ups and push-ups are my favorites.

3.  I would have to say running and burpees.  I must admit I do cringe when I see either in the WOD, but I know as I continue to progress it will become easier.

4.  I work out with the 8pm class during the week and the 8am class on Sundays and i love the groups.  There is definitely as sense of commradery and I have developed a few friendships.  Everyone including the coaches are encouraging and even with the struggles I am able to finish.

5.  My wall paper on my phone are my 2 boys.

6.  My overall experience with CFTE has been amazing, I am excited to come each evening to get challenged.  All of the coaches make the classes fun and enjoyable coupled with the great people I get to work out with.  Believe it or not I look forward to working out. – Tanya Fray

I got started with CFTE by joining the January 2017, 6 week challenge. I’d seen it advertised in the weeks prior and decided to give it a shot.

My favorite workout so far would have to be DB Thrusters. It’s a new exercise, to me, but I learned it quickly. They provide a very cool total body workout.

My least favorite exercise is the overhead squat. Still struggle with that one but I’m working on it.

I typically workout with the 7 or 8pm crew. The time provides me a chance to get home from work, unwind a bit, then head back in for an evening workout. The athletes in those classes are all really cool, nice, encouraging and most of all competitive. Their hard work and effort pushes me to try that much harder. RESPECT!!!

The wallpaper on my phone right now is a pic of me with my 2 sons after a youth track meet. Those guys are my heartbeat.

I tell everyone that my experience at CFTE thusfar had been awesome. Even better than I expected. Great coaches, a competitive atmosphere, and great members who again are encouraging and help motivate you to push through to the end. Im glad I gave CFTE a chance and I look forward to training with them for long time.

Thanks again for your consideration.

Regards,

Donovan Fray

Check out the PR’s!!

 

CFTE Athletes of the Month!

Congratulations to Mary Crinnion and Alex Garofalo for they are CFTE Athletes of the Month!!

When and how did you get started with us?

I got started in February when my friend, Monica came to talk about Crossfit at a program I volunteer at.  She inspired me to join and I am so grateful for that.

 

Favorite workout?

My favorite workouts are those that involve weight lifting because it gives me such as rush. Even though it may not seem like it all the time, I love the really challenging wods because I love to push myself to do things I never thought I would.

 

Least favorite workout?

My least favorite workouts are ones that involve dubble unders and running but they’re two things I would love to improve my performance in with the help of my coaches.

 

What’s the best part about working out with the 7pm?

I like to switch up the classes that I attend because I want to get the chance to meet new people and to have some fun working out with them.  I also like having a chance to work out with all of the coaches.

 

What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?

There’s a picture of my dog for my lock screen and my home screen is a picture of my baby cousin.

What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?

My overall experience at total empowerment has been awesome.  Everyday I look forward to coming to get my workout in surrounded by people who really inspire me.  When I worked out at a regular gym, I would always look forward to the workout out being over but here I love the beginning, the middle and the end.   All of the coaches and other athletes are always motivating me to try my hardest and that is something that I might not receive anywhere else.  I never thought I would be able to do a lot of the things I do here.  Just 4 months ago I had never picked up a weight! Thank you guys for all you do form me.  You are some of my biggest inspirations. – MARY CRINNION

When and how did you get started with us?
I started at CFTE in February, I started the same time with my sister and mother. 
Favorite workout?
Favorite workout would be anything with Bench Press.
Least favorite workout?
Least Favorite- Anything involving Kettlebells.
What’s the best part about working out with the 6pm?
Best Part about working out at the 7:00 PM class, it typically ends up being a High Energy Class with great support. All the classes I attend are like this!
What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
A picture of the New York Rangers.
What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?
I love going to CFTE, the experience has been nothing short of awesome.
– ALEX GAROFALO

 

Personal Records (PR’s)

 

Congratulations to all our athletes for achieving their PRs!!

 

CFTE Athletes of the Month!

Congratulations to Stephanie Carlstrom and Mike Belfiore for they are CFTE Athletes of the month!  Here is what they had to say:

Thank you for choosing me as Athlete of the Month! I appreciate it more than you know and its awesome to be recognized for my hard work! 🙂

 

When and how did you get started with us?
I started at CFTE in January 2016 for a 6 week challenge after seeing an ad for it online. Despite my hesitation to initially try CrossFit, I am so glad I decided to try it- let alone keep up with it and became a member after the challenge was over.

Favorite workout?
I definitely love my back squats and push presses. Also any workouts that provide me opportunities with working on pull ups, and honestly.. I oddly enjoy burpees. In moderation, of course!

Least favorite workout?
Even though my running has gotten much better since starting at CFTE, seeing an 800 meter run for multiple rounds on the board is quite the mood killer.

What’s the best part about working out with the 7pm?
After a long day at work, my favorite part of working out with the 7PM crew is coming to unwind and have fun together. I love the bond we all have while going through the same thing and how everyone motivates each other. Special shout out to my boys Coach Mike and Coach Vinny for always pushing me to go the extra mile!

What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
A skull made up of flowers.

What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?
Throughout the years, I always had trouble finding a routine to stick with and more importantly, something that actually gave me results. Ever since my first day at CFTE I’ve seen nothing but results. Not only have I lost significant weight, I am both the healthiest and strongest I’ve ever been and have done things I thought I’d never do. Stepping out of my comfort zone and stepping into CFTE has truly changed my life and I am eternally grateful! Not only do I love the way I look and feel, but I have also met so many caring, amazing people along the way and tons of new friends who encourage me to try my best everyday.

– Stephanie Carlstrom

When and how did you get started with us?
All day long I’m preaching to my patients that exercise is a major component of good health.  Regardless of their age, illness, and physical condition some form of exercise can be implemented and could show benefit.  Being an anti/aging functional medicine physician I was starting to feel old with my sedentary lifestyle.  I decided to start practicing what i was preaching especially dealing with lifestyle medicine.  During Spring of 2016, I saw a facebook ad for a six week challenge, my work schedule didn’t allow me to do it, so i had to wait for the summer challenge. Before CFTE, I was the perfect gym member (paid every month, didn’t go).  I was looking for something different.  All I ever heard was bad press about Crossfit, but you would never guess that from the feedback I received from ALL of my patients ages 15-78 who currently participate in Crossfit.  I didn’t receive the rave reviews from patients who were going to other gyms and clubs as I did from the patients who attended Crossfit. So I gave it a shot.  The six week challenge was 3 days/week. Since it’s completion I’ve been doing 4-8 sessions/week (averaging 5-6) including barbell club!!! I’m so impressed with the program, I also got my daughter “Kat” to join as well, she’s progressing rapidly and having a great time too .

 
 
Favorite workout?
Usually something sick, twisted and challenging and doesn’t involve double unders- i.e. “death by front squats (Barbell Club), ” any of the hero workouts.
 
 
Least favorite workout?
Oh, did I already say DOUBLE UNDERS??? I must owe you guys about a dozen jump ropes…or any exercise that ends in “NO REP!!!”
 
 
What’s the best part about working out with the 5pm?
Doesn’t matter what day or what time. All that matters is that you’re there!!!  I usually workout sunday, early mornings, mid-mornings and late evenings.  I love the team vibe from all sessions! With the 6 am crew the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet while 7 pm everyone is burning off post-work adrenaline.  I have something in common with almost everyone there.  It really is a nurturing community!!!!
 
 
 
What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
a picture of Frank Sinatra and Elvis together
 
 
 
What’s your overall experience been like here at CFTE?
Science-wise:  The science is there and it’s correct and proper.  Everyone I’ve seen has been showing great results.  I love how technical, safety minded and properly trained our coaches are. They are on-spot with modern technique and all are models of motivation. 
 
Physically:  Everyone has noticed the changes. I’ve lost around 50 lbs since starting, my lifts have gone up in weight tremendously.  I CAN DO BOX JUMPS AND LUNGES!!! My recovery is quick.  I’m needing less rest periods now and completing almost all of the workouts whether they be scaled or not.
 
Professionally:  I prescribe CFTE to all of my patients!!!
Emotionally:  I look forward to getting my butt kicked every session!!! Whether I crush it or it crushes me, I walk out with feeling a sense of accomplishment. I get a kick out of with working out with my fellow athletes. They as well as the coaches have now become an essential part of my day.  I especially look forward to daddy-daughter workouts when our schedules allow.  I never thought exercise could and would be so much fun!!!!

– Dr. Michael Belfiore

 

Personal Records (PR’s)

Congratulations to all CFTE Athletes on hitting their PR’s!! Keep up the good work!