WOD'S

Feb
02
Athlete of the Month - Sydney Latham

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I’m so honored to have been chosen for athlete of the month at CrossFit TNT.
A friend first brought me to a class at another box in 2017. I was immediately addicted and couldn’t wait for the next class. I periodically attended group classes there for about a year.
I found my home box at CrossFit TNT. As soon as I started group classes, I loved it. The community is amazing and the workouts are awesome. I love the motivation from the coaches and my fellow athletes.
The main reason I started CrossFit was to lose weight, build muscle and to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s my dream to eventually compete at the CrossFit Games. I’ve changed my daily habits by eating better, getting more rest and improving my overall fitness goals. Without the help of my dad, I would have never been where I am today. I am so grateful for the coaches and the community. Every day I look forward to a new WOD. As surprising as it is to say, I love CrossFit and pushing myself to new limits.
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Jan
20
Tom Middleton- Honorary Athlete Of The Month For January 2019

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Most of you never got a chance to meet Tom Middleton, but you may have worked out with him at a Bring A Friend day with Matt Dugas a few months ago. Tom had just finished his Personal Training sessions with Coach Oscar and was ready to start group CrossFit classes this week.

It is with a heavy heart that we just found out he suddenly passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Matt Dugas was a good friend of Tom's growing up and was part of the same youth church group. Tom was joining CrossFit for Matt. Since his dad passed, he was trying to be a closer friend.

Starting today, January 20, 2019 CrossFit TNT would like to make Tom Middleton the Honorary Athlete Of The Month for the remainder of January.

Matt wanted us to know that Tom was ...


Jan
10
Athlete of the Month - Matt Dugas

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When I started CrossFit just over three years ago, little did I know how much I would enjoy going to “the gym.” I started CrossFit after my doctor told me I had elevated cholesterol. He said I could take medication or loose weight. At 38 years old, there was no way I was going to start taking medication when I was capable of losing weight. CrossFit re-introduced physical and mental workouts that I had not seen in years but also a focus on nutrition that you simply don’t find anywhere else.
Fast forward three years, I not only found a healthier lifestyle but also a community of support along the way. I appreciate the coaches and those of you that have become my friends over the past few years. Sometimes you all push me harder than I am willing to push myself and we all need that.
When people ask me why I “do” CrossFit, I tell them because there is no machine at a gym called “daddy, throw me in the air” or a machine called “carry me on your back.” Just a few weeks ago, when walking around Disney World, my 8 year old and even my 13 year old wanted to be carried, they said: “Come on dad, this is why you Crossfit!” So, they were carried!
This past year was a year of ups and downs with the cancer diagnosis and passing of my father. When I was a kid, he very rarely missed a game or track meet I was in. So, this past year, I spent time doing things “one last time” like playing catch in Busch Stadium. Along with that, one of the highlights of the year was when he came to watch a few workouts during the 2018 CrossFit open. Having him around to meet everyone and watch one last competition was very special to me.
I can’t say anything about CrossFit that everyone reading this doesn’t already know. So, I will just say thank you. Thank you to Rochelle and all the coaches for investing time in this business and in turn investing in all of us. And thank you to all the athletes at CrossFit TNT for pushing each other and being an active part of a fantastic community.

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Dec
22
December Athlete of the Month- Katie Kelly

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"I never thought I would say that I look forward to going to the gym, much less CrossFit, and I’ve never considered myself an athlete, much less a TNT Athlete of the Month! In fact, when I walked into TNT for my first Transformation Academy class in March of 2017, I saw people lifting barbells and thought, “nope!” I was looking for more energy to keep up with a set of twins and a four year old and stay reasonably sane at work – certainly muscles and callused hands were overkill! Fast-forward to today, and I’m high-fiving the 5 a.m. crew after busting out two dozen (albeit light) snatches, and then picking my calluses during meetings at the office (so gross, I know). "


Dec
04
Athlete Of The Month - Katie Kelly

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I never thought I would say that I look forward to going to the gym, much less CrossFit, and I’ve never considered myself an athlete, much less a TNT Athlete of the Month! In fact, when I walked into TNT for my first Transformation Academy class in March of 2017, I saw people lifting barbells and thought, “nope!” I was looking for more energy to keep up with a set of twins and a four year old and stay reasonably sane at work – certainly muscles and callused hands were overkill! Fast-forward to today, and I’m high-fiving the 5 a.m. crew after busting out two dozen (albeit light) snatches, and then picking my calluses during meetings at the office (so gross, I know).

Now before I get carried away, I’ll admit that I don’t look forward to many-a-WOD, but TNT is so much more to me than just “going to the gym.” It’s the place I go to become stronger and push my limits, mentally and physically; the place I go to relieve stress; the place I go to spend time with some of my greatest friends and motivators; and the place I go to show my three daughters that health is a priority, and that strong women are fierce.

I’m so grateful to the coaches at TNT for the energy and passion they put into cultivating, motivating and growing such a diverse community of athletes and friends. I’m also grateful to my fellow TNT athletes – you all inspire and motivate me in different ways, and are nice enough to check on me when I smash my face with a wall ball multiple times in a single WOD!

Suffice to say, I got a lot more than I bargained for when I walked into TNT – callused hands and all! I’m honored to be a TNT Athlete of the Month, excited to see what I can push to accomplish next (a kipping pull-up, fingers crossed!) and blessed every day to sweat alongside TNT my friends!


Nov
01
Athlete of the Month November - Bree Vunesky

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I started CrossFit at TNT seven years ago and it has become a part of who I am. It has become an addiction of mine and I consider it one of my main stress relievers. Crossfit has made me mentally and physically stronger, which is a must in my line of work. I have been a police officer for almost 13 years, so obviously it’s very important for me to stay healthy and strong.

I would like to thank all of the coaches for their help and giving me that push during the workouts. I truly appreciate that they have noticed my personal progression, since I have been back at it after having my second child in Nov 2016. It would be a lie if I didn’t mention that it has been a real struggle juggling two young boys, working full-time, and trying to still get my workouts in every week. But, I promised myself I would not use that as an excuse and refused to put my health and fitness on the back burner. Even though I’m not at my goal weight, I feel like I’m the strongest I’ve ever been!

I have made some great friends along the way and I truly believe TNT has the best athletes and coaches around!!

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Oct
01
Athlete of the Month October- Molly Griffin

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"I look forward to the challenging WODs, new friends and the progress that came with this commitment. I am able to do things now that I couldn't have imagined doing 10-15 years ago. I am able to run (while not very fast) several miles with a 20# weight vest, multiple rope climbs, and even those squats I was told to avoid have increased by 35# (without any injections or pain) in two years. I love that I have a lot still to work on and that I get to do this with family at TNT."


Sep
03
Athlete of The Month - Stephanie Odegaard

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Oh my goodness thank you! I really love the CFTNT family and can't imagine my life without you all! Everything about the gym (staff, members, facility) is amazing and is a stress reliever.

I started CrossFit back in 2009 after my husband showed me a picture of a guy doubled over after having puked from doing Fran. I think he showed it to me as a joke however I wanted to see what it was all about because I was bored to death at my local globo gym. After doing some research on the internet I learned CrossFit is not about exercising until you puke, however it is constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity. I looked up my local gym (in VA at the time) and went through the on ramp program and thus started my journey with CrossFit. Since that time we have moved to several different states and I’ve been able to find a CrossFit gym each place we’ve moved but I have to say, of all the gyms I’ve been apart of, CFTNT is one of my favorites. The staff, the members, and the facility are all top notch and I could not be more grateful for the place that TNT has in my life. The coaches at TNT push you to be better than before and the members inspire you to push harder than you thought possible. Thank you for choosing me to be athlete of the month and I look forward to continually being better than yesterday.

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Aug
01
Athlete Of The Month - Matt Clark

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I feel honored that I was selected me for the Athlete of the Month. Thank you to all of the coaches who consistently correct my form and recommend accessory work. The coaches and the other athletes at TNT make it easy to want to come to the gym. We have a good community.
However, it didn't start easily for me. I fell into the excuse trap years ago. I started coming to TNT in 2013 for a couple of months and then quit. In 2016 after watching the Crossfit Games on TV, I knew I needed to give it another try. I was out of shape and relatively negative on the idea of getting healthy again. I told myself that I would give it 90 days. The first month was mentally challenging, but I found myself starting to look forward to coming. Now, I can't imagine not doing it. In all seriousness, it's fun to be able to mow the yard and still have the energy to be a dad.
I am probably like most people. I have a family with kids and a job that keep me busy. I travel often, and I could probably come up with a myriad of excuses that justify "I'm-too-busy." Frankly, if you're busy, Crossfit is perhaps the most natural fitness option to fit into hectic schedule-- show up, and an hour later, you're done.
At a Crossfit gym, we are all of different backgrounds and stages of life. There's a scalable fitness option for every ability (google it). Try it. It's fun.
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Jul
02
Athlete of The Month - Mike Burkart

temp-post-imageWOW! Like most other Athlete's of the Month, I was very surprised to be selected and extremely honored. I never knew what Crossfit was until about six years ago when Sarah started Crossfit in Columbia. It took her and my nieces' about two years to convince me to try it. Needless to say, my only regret is all those years I spent in a global gym and not doing Crossfit. It was a huge waste of time, I've had more fitness gains in the last 3 years (minus 6 months hiatus for knee surgery) then I did all the years at the global gym. From my very first free foundations class, with that "damn" chipper that Courtney put me through, I new I had found my place. I'll always remember my very first WOD, doesn't everyone.

Ever since a knee injury in the Army, I have had issues with my knees which got worse of over the years as I gained quite a bit of weight because I couldn't work out, didn't really know how to work out and didn't really understand nutrition. Eventually, I was going to have to have my knees replaced and I wanted to be in the best shape I could before surgery. After my introduction to Crossfit, I knew Crossfit would be my way back to better health and the pre-hab I needed to be able to come back strong from having both knees replaced. Last year, after six months of surgery and PT, I was finally able to get back to the people and community who would really help me get back into shape, Rochelle, Oscar and the whole coaching staff at Crossfit-TNT.
I really enjoy Crossfit and want to thank the Crossfit-TNT community, especially the 6 am Dawn Patrol and my Crossfit family (Renee, Matt, Sammi, Sarah) for their support and encouragement over these last three years. After experiencing being a Master's athlete, I NEVER want to go back to just being.
See you all in class,
...Mike