Leaders 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 :)

We know our morning people (the mystical 5AM-ers etc)  don’t always know the afternoon or evening people and vice-versa. This is a great way for all of our CFA family to get to know each other!!

Ashlar Kids/Youth
Community Leader of the Month:

We would like to celebrate our June Community Leader of the Month: Sophia!

Our JUNE Youth Community Leader of the Month is: Sophia!

Sophia is one of our most committed athletes who attends class at least twice a week. Each class she comes to she gives 100% effort. I can always count on her to work hard and try hard at everything she does! She always has a positive attitude, always works to perfect each movement and is an awesome leader in class. Sophia is also very kind and thoughtful, she always takes the time to ask me if I need help setting up before class starts and she will take a break from her own workout to help the younger athletes set up their rower or get their weights out. 



More about Sophia:


1. What is your favourite thing about CrossFit Ashlar?


It is so much fun and I love the feeling of me becoming stronger.

2. What is your favourite post workout meal?


Lots of ice water and yogurt.

3. What accomplishment are you most proud of?


Perfecting the bar muscle-up

4. What is your next goal?

Work on my pushups

5. What is your favourite CrossFit movement?

Biking or rowing

CrossFit Ashlar Community Leader of the Month:

We would like to celebrate our June
Community Leader of the Month: Cindy W

 Our JUNE “Community Leader of the Month” is Cindy W! She is one of the most positive, supportive and caring person you have ever met! You can find her at all the events and fundraisers and she also challenges herself with things like the OPEN and learning new skills! If you are new to Ashlar she is the first one to welcome you! Her positive attitude is contagious and we are lucky to have her in our community! If you see this amazing human (and any of the other Community leaders announced since January) please give them a thumbs up and a huge congrats!

More about Cindy:


1. What is your favourite thing about CrossFit Ashlar?

There are so many things I love about Ashlar but first and foremost my favourite thing is the community and the people in it. It is definitely one of my favourite places to be and I look forward to going everyday because of the people.

2. What is your favourite post workout meal?

One of my favourite meals has to be a burrito bowl - filled with chicken, corn, pickled cabbage, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, peppers, sweet potatoes, rice, guacamole, salsa etc. So many options.

3. Which accomplishments are you most proud of?

I think I’m most proud of finally getting my bar muscle ups. They’ve always been a goal of mine and after being stuck in an Open workout this year at BMU’s, it lit a fire to start practicing.

4. What is your next goal?

I’m excited to improve my bar muscle ups and learn to link them. I’d also like to build up to 5 strict hand stand push ups.

5. What is your favourite CrossFit movement?

It’s hard to pick one, but I’m always happy to see cleans, pull ups or chest to bar in a WOD.

What we look for in a "COMMUNITY LEADER":


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.



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. 


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.


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.


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 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.