Every month we will be spotlighting one of our members, were not picking favorites, we just feel that the hard work our members put into achieving their fitness goals deserves acknowledgement.
With that being said, this month we would like to recognize Evelyn Maller! She is our oldest member, but that does not stop her from giving all her effort on every WOD. When Evelyn called Trevor to find out about becoming a member she told him something along the lines of “I’m older, I don’t have much strength, and I’m out of shape, but I’m ready to get fit.” Since then Evelyn has made lifestyle changes that are doing incredible works for her health. Last week Evelyn did her first squat to the 12’ box and we couldn’t be more excited for her. The accomplishments she has made are remarkable. She has gained incredible strength, core stability, and can sustain intensity for long periods of time. She is a true CrossFit athlete. On the weekends and rest days she goes on trail walks with her husband, some of which are as long as 40 miles. Evelyn now has to be lectured about the importance of rest days by her coaches, because she has gotten so active. When I was talking to her at the gym the other day she said, “you know I’m not here to do better than anyone or compete, I’m just competing with myself.” This is because intensity varies among all athletes, but what keeps everyone coming back is the self-fulfillment CrossFit provides. Competing with yourself is how you become a better athlete, and we admire Evelyn’s determination and positive attitude as she works to accomplish her goals. Everyone has different goals, different modifications they have to do on workouts and different motives for why they are CrossFit athletes; however, if every athlete comes to the gym with Evelyn’s determination and smile nothing will stand in the way of accomplishing greatness.
Evelyn is more than an amazing athlete; she is also an amazing person. She supports local sports teams and her community. Throughout workouts we rarely glance over at her and don’t find a smile on her face. She is positive, optimistic, and compassionate. We truly value the time we get to spend in the gym with Evelyn, and hope we can inspire others like she inspires us!
Thank You Evelyn!!!