May Athlete Spotlight..

Now that May has arrived we decided to give many thanks to all of our CrossFit SLU athletes in place of our usual athlete spotlight. Before we close our doors at the end of the month, we need to continue sweating it out with our swole-mates, celebrate more PR’s, give/receive all of the high fives, get our mobility on, earn that “RX” on the whiteboard, earn that number one spot on the leaderboard, and so much more.

We’re so happy and honored to feel the love and support from you all. We cannot thank you guys enough for making our community what it is: a fun, safe, inspiring, and strong group of people who love to work out hard and party just as hard! As we share quotes pulled from your feedback surveys, please know that we are so appreciative of your sentiments and contribution to our community over the years. It’s hard to put into words but the feeling is mutual.

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CrossFit SLU has given me . . . 

“…skill, confidence, respect for form and stability over speed and volume.”

“…a better appreciation of the unique ways that sweat can pool around you on a rubber floor.”

“…you guys have really created such a community of athletes and they welcome all new athletes. It’s sometimes hard to start at a new gym and not know anyone and CrossFit SLU really encouraged the camaraderie.”

“…mobility! Its so freakin’ important, and I probably would have avoided my knee injury had I been doing that in the first place. Thank you for always having all of the stuff we need to roll out, etc. And thanks to Tony for always showing me the newest toy and how to use it!”

“…the ability to push myself to the limits, knowledge to begin the life long lesson of learning to lift, courage to try things I never thought I could do (handstand push up, kipping pull up), and an awesome group of hard working, athletic, fun friends!”

“…my discovery of a healthy lifestyle! Before starting at SLU, I hadn’t been in shape since high school. Through my training there, I discovered that I could get back to being as active as I wanted to be and figuring out the best methods to take care of myself, eat better and be ready to do it all again the next day. That truly was my first thought when I got the closure email, that a huge positive influence on my life over the last 3 years would be going away and how would it be possible to replace that? No matter where I end up, FCF or otherwise, y’all have really changed my life, so thank all y’all for that.”

“…constant encouragement from the staff, delicious food on First Fridays, a home away from home after working alone in my apartment all day (I know, rough life)…but again fortunately I’ll see many of you at Foundation!”

“…I actually think about this a lot. SLU has made me part of a community and helped facilitate life long friendships. For that I will always be grateful. I think that it has given me mental toughness and I know that I can conquer any challenge, not just in the gym but outside of it. It is part of who I am as a person and one of the best decisions I ever made in my life was to join SLU. I am extremely thankful.”

“…good experiences and stories to share.”

“…a rekindling of the fact that “going to the gym” doesn’t have to be a horrible chore. :)”

“…tons. Too much to fit in this little virtual box. I’ll bring a metric ton of chalk to the gym and go to town on the chalkboard wall instead.”

“…permission to be at peace with working out at MY level of ability and not be concerned or worried that others will look down on me for not doing everything as prescribed. And it’s been an amazing place to come at 6am, before the sun rises and wake myself up with great people! CFSLU is better than coffee!”