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Athlete Of The Month - Jim Rigas

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It is an honor to be chosen as athlete of the month and what a great way for me to end 2016. I moved to New Town in July of 2014 and I noticed TNT right away. I heard of Crossfit but I didn’t know much about it. On my way into work at 5AM I would see the lights on and all the cars in the parking lot. I remember thinking, “There must be something really good going on in there for people to be up this early.”


September was rolling around and I wanted to lose weight for an upcoming vacation in November. I figured CrossFit would be worth a shot to lose the weight quickly. Walking in for the very first time I said to myself, “Where’s all the equipment?” It did not look like any other gym that I had been to. My first class, after Foundations, was the Saturday morning Olympic lifting class. It was a bit overwhelming, but Oscar and Courtney helped me through the class. As I started coming to more and more WODs, I remember feeling exhausted and spent after each workout. Everyone around me though was so encouraging and helpful that CrossFit was really to starting to grow on me. It became a place I started to look forward to at the end of my day.

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It was time to go on vacation and I accomplished my goal of losing the weight I wanted in just a few short weeks. Even with losing the weight, I knew I wasn’t in as good of a shape as I thought, and in as good of a shape as I could be in. I knew I had a long way to go. TNT had made an impact on me in those few weeks. During my vacation I remember making better decisions about what I ate and how much I ate. I also couldn’t stop thinking about coming home and picking up where I left off.


Over the next two years TNT has given me an entirely new perspective on how to live a healthier and more active life. I feel like I am in the best shape of my life and I feel great. All of the coaches have been amazing in helping me learn how to train correctly and meet my goals. I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go, but I think that is what makes this journey so fun and exciting. I look forward to seeing my WOD partners and all the laughs (Josh & Joe) we share along the way.


Thank you for welcoming me into your family two and a half years ago and thank you for making me athlete of the month.

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