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Leader of the Month

Every month our coaches will be watching for members who excel in our community.

Read the criteria the coaches are looking for HERE :)

CrossFit Ashlar Community Leader of the Month:
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We would like to celebrate our JANUARY
Community Leader!

Our Community Leader for January is Ashley!! Hard work and dedication is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Ashley! Her smile and positive attitude always spreads within the 4:30pm class she attends…and when she finds a weakness in a WOD she works on it!! We are lucky to have Ashley within our community! ❤️
 

More about the Ashley:
 

1. What is your favourite thing about CrossFit Ashlar? How can I possibly pick just one?!? The community of course!! Walking through the doors there is a sign that reads “the best part of your day” and hands down…it is always the best part of my day. Tarra and Glendon have built a place where everyone is welcome and no matter where you are at in your fitness journey you always leave feeling like a rockstar 💪

2. What is your favourite post workout meal?  I am typically found in the 4:30pm class after a day of work so I’m usually heading straight home for whatever I have prepped. A classic post workout meal for me is chicken/rice and veg!! Poke bowl style with some hot sauce!
 

3. Which accomplishments are you most proud of? My most recent accomplishment for the year of 2022 was getting my first Spartan Trifecta!! I would never have had the grit and mental toughness to complete a Trifecta before starting at Ashlar. Having some pretty kick ass gym buddies that have the same goals makes it that much more fun too.

 

4. What is your next goal?  Handstand push ups!!! It took me almost 3 years to kick up to the wall (total mental thing) and now I need to get my brain working to do a handstand push up. One day 🤞🏽

5. What is your favourite CrossFit movement?

 Deadlifts and Power Cleans…love the feeling you get when you lift a heavy weight.

What we look for in a "COMMUNITY LEADER":

POSITIVE ATTITUDE/HEART -

A good CrossFit member is positive. They realize that fitness should be fun and enjoyable, and they spread that fun to people around them. This person also stays and cheers on the last person finishing up the WOD.

 

HONEST 
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Very simply, a great member doesn’t shave reps. A great member is secure in himself or herself and realizes that although we are measuring fitness in a group setting, at the end of the day only their personal performance matters. 


HUMBLE
/RECEPTIVENESS TO COACHING -

Being excited about hitting PRs or progressing to a new level is ABSOLUTELY worthy of telling people and celebrating! However, telling others that they got bumped down the PR board or laughing at a score is unacceptable. Leave your ego at the door. If Olympians have coaches and are constantly looking to improve, then we ALL should be. In CrossFit, we do so many different movements that everyone has a “goat,” or a weakness to work on. Listening to your coach on how to improve a movement or listening to some new cues are important. Trust our process.

SUPPORTING FELLOW ATHLETES
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CrossFit is about community. There are very few other venues where you are expected to cheer on your “competitors” anywhere from Saturday morning WODs at your local box to high levels of competition such as the CrossFit Games. Supporting fellow athletes in class can mean helping a new member learn the 400m running route, introducing yourself to out-of-towners, encouraging someone to pick up the bar in the middle of the workout, or going over and cheering them on as they finish a workout. It also means helping them celebrate their successes as much as you would your own.


DEDICATION -

Hard work. It’s something that everyone at all levels of fitness can accomplish. Giving it your all in a workout, working on technique every day or week, doing “extra” work such as pull ups or push ups after a workout: these are all examples of hard work. If you take a look at any top performer in any field, they have put in thousands of hours of work. We DO NOT have a special powder we can sprinkle on members to magically get them to hit a specific move...but we DO have coaching suggestions/plans on how to get it through hard work and dedication :)

COMMUNITY -

Community is very important to us and when members are fully engaged in our events and fundraisers we can't help but feel proud.  It's what makes our sport so much more than just a training regime.  The fact that so many can come together and embrace the suck is part of what makes what we do unique. It is looking at one another when the workout is over and feeling proud at what they’ve just accomplished together. It is the feeling of respect for each individual because they didn’t quit when it got hard. It is caring enough for one another to cheer each other on and help each other push through physical and mental thresholds. It is being there for one another even outside of gym. 

Leader criteria
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