Congratulations to Jessica Schaefer and Joe Annunziata for they are CFTE Athletes of the Month!
Here is what they had to say:
“When I first walked in the doors of CFTE just over a year ago I had no idea what an impact it would have on my life. I was recovering from a herniated disc and hadn’t worked out in over 4 months. Needless to say, I was apprehensive about starting over in a new place especially with how cautious I was going to have to be, but when I told Anthony he was positive and encouraging and from that day I haven’t looked back. Soon after my first class and countless reminders from Anthony about icing my back, I felt so at ease and comfortable in what is now my new home away from home. The coaches were all so attentive and showed genuine concern and if there was anything I felt I wasn’t ready for or capable of at the time, they were right there with a modified move. In a short time I was lifting heavier, moving faster and felt better than I had in months.
Crossfit Total Empowerment has done just that, empowered me to keep pushing, keep moving and breaking through my physical and mental barriers. Every time I walk through the doors, I know in less than 1 hour I will feel the best I’ve felt all day and I have the coaches and the other CFTE members to thank for that. Whenever I feel like I can’t do one more rep or get that bar off the ground just one more time, I hear my coaches or my fellow athletes cheering me on and that is what keeps me going. I’m in the best physical and mental shape of my life and CFTE has had a huge role in getting me here. I am so thankful for finding such amazing, positive and genuinely caring people and I couldn’t imagine finishing my days anywhere else.
I am beyond honored to be named one of the athletes of the month. There are so many incredible athletes that walk through those doors and I am astonished every day from what I see being accomplished around me. I want to thank each and every one of my fellow athletes for showing me what true perseverance, camaraderie and commitment to being the best looks like. Without all of you and the phenomenal coaches I can guarantee I wouldn’t have come this far and because of you I will continue to reach for greatness.” – Jessica Schaefer
“After one full year as a member of CFTE, I can say with 100% confidence that the culture of this crossfit gym is second to none. For me working out used to be a monotonous chore, something I would have to literally force myself to do. But now, figuring out what time I’m getting to CFTE for my daily workout is priority number one.
The motivation I am able to draw from the other members is unbelievable. And with such a seasoned and knowledgeable staff, it does not surprise me to see members breaking their own personal records on a weekly basis. One of the best aspects of the incredible regiment these trainers have put together is how evident the progress is, both physically and mentally. As a fairly new gym, it has been quite a rewarding experience to see how far all of the members, myself included, have progressed over the last year together.
The only thing better than taking a look at the progress that has been made is thinking about how much we will accomplish together in the future! I am extremely humbled to join an already impressive list of Athlete’s of the Month at CFTE.” – 2017 Crossfit Games Winner, Joe Annunziata