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!!
Community Leader of the Month:
We would like to celebrate our August Community Leader of the Month: Ellie!
Our August Community Leader of the Month is: Ellie!
Ellie's cheerful attitude brightens the gym! She is always the first to strike up a conversation and ask how your day is going. Outside of CrossFit Ellie works hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle through biking and squash. Ellie is motivated in every workout and never gives up or complains. Recently the coaches have noticed how much Ellie's confidence has grown, especially in her weightlifting skills. She has hit multiple PR's in the last two months!
Keep up the great work Ellie!
1. Hometown: Saskatoon
2. Something interesting about yourself: I'm a really big Marvel nerd. I love looking for little key facts in the movies and just watching them in general.
3. Favourite YXE restaurant: Moxies is my top favourite, but I have a lot I enjoy.
4. If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would it be? If I could interview anyone, it would be Stan Lee. Just to know why he created everything Marvel is today and what not.
5. Favourite workout? EMOMs are the best. You get a break in between, but you still work hard.
6. Favourite CrossFit movement? Either Back squats or skipping. Deadlifts come in a top 3.
7. What is your go to workout song? Any songs between the 80s and 2000s always gets me pumped!
8. Favourite superhero and why? Scarlet Witch because she has really exciting potential in the future Marvel movies. Plus she's just really cool.
9. Do you have any special memories/achievements at your time here with Ashlar? Just making new friends and hitting new 1 reps on Mondays. Always the best feeling!
10. What keeps you busy when you are not doing CrossFit? Either talking on discord with friends and playing games or doing other physical activities like biking or playing squash.
CrossFit Ashlar Community Leader of the Month:
We would like to celebrate our August
Community Leader of the Month: Holly L
You can find her in both the early morning and 9:30am classes! Her caring and friendly attitude is always shining within our walls but she is definitely also known as a powerful (super badass) female within workouts and life! 💪 Holly is not afraid to welcome anyone new or introduce herself to someone she has yet to meet!
We are lucky to have you Holly L! ❤️
More about Holly:
1. What is your favourite thing about CrossFit Ashlar?
My favourite thing about Ashlar is hands down the community that Tarra & Glendon have built. I love walking into the gym just knowing that I have an awesome workout ahead of me, that it will always be challenging and the support you get from the coaches & friends makes all the difference.
Aaaand I think we have the best smelling bathrooms in town! 😁
2. What is your favourite post workout meal? I really enjoy an egg &
egg whites sautéed w spinach & garlic, then sprinkle some feta - then try & make it into a wrap!
It’s a good day if the wrap doesn’t split open. 😆
3. Which accomplishments are you most proud of? I have been doing CrossFit for approx 10 years now, there have been many accomplishments during this time. Physically & mentally I have become stronger. It’s made me a better person out in the world, knowing that I train to do hard things in the gym, which will transfer over in life.
I want to be a role model for my 2 girls & show them that strong is beautiful.
My mom has also joined the Legends class & I’m soo proud of her❤️
4. What is your next goal? I have so many goals, lol!
To do a ring MU has been on my list for a long time now.
I could definitely improve on my speed when running as well…
Overall though I just want to stay healthy & fit so I can do my job!
5. What is your favourite CrossFit movement ? I love the snatch. It’s such a technical movement, like all the stars have to align to make the perfect lift - and when it happens it feels so good & effortless! I love all the cues from the coaches as well. Sometimes it just takes that 1 coach to give you a cue that just clicks & it happens.
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.
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 -
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.