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Jan
01
Athlete of the Month - Darrell West


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Darrell
West - vital statistics:


Age - 51
Started CrossFit - March 2012 (literally puked after performing 1st WOD)
2020 starting weight - > 190 lbs
2020 ending weight - 151 lbs


Having started at TNT in early 2012, it’s an honor to finally be selected for AOM!


After 7 years of CrossFit 3x/week from 2012-2018, I completely fell off the wagon in 2019 and didn’t work out once. That’s right, not once. Weekly business travel, work stress, lack of sleep, increased alcohol consumption, and general laziness were my excuses for completely abandoning my wellness program and ending 2019 in a bad physical and mental state.


As 2020 started I bought a Swift 10-pack to see if I could ease bac...


Dec
10
Athlete of the Month - Mitesh Limbachia


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I started CrossFit TNT a year and a half ago. I still remember my first few weeks. I was struggling not finishing work out on time, getting tired quickly. But slowly I started getting my rhythm. I had never done CrossFit exercise in my life and I was enjoying all the group classes. All the exercises are different and challenging. I also like every month of benchmark exercise. All the coaches are great they are always helpful. If you want to test your skill CrossFit TNT is the right place.
I strongly recommend it.



Dec
09
Athlete of the Month - Steve Mauricio

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In thinking about my fitness journey at TNT, I went back to the app to see that my first Swift class was almost exactly one year ago. My last class prior to that was in November of 2016 at another gym. Why the 3-year gap? Lots of life changes meant I could use the familiar and convenient excuse: “I didn’t have the time.” During that hiatus, I hit a weight of 250 lbs., not the kind of PR to cheer about. After my annual physical, other all-time highs for me included blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels. I knew I had to get back on track and change before prescriptions became a necessity. I saw one of the “looking for recommendations” posts on Facebook ...


Oct
01
Athlete of the Month - Don Lowrance


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WOW... I’m speechless. Athlete of the Month?! “Athlete” and
Donald Lowrance haven't been in the same breath in over twenty
five years 😂 .

Seven and a half years ago, I started down a new career path which
required me to relocate from Detroit to St. Louis. At that time, I had
no clue of what was to come. I was distanced from everyone and
everything I was accustomed to. Distancing gave me the space and
opportunity to see myself for what I had really become. No longer
was I guarded by delusion, but I finally saw a man closing in on
400+ lbs (again), diabetic (type 2), high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, SVT, anxiety, depression, and whatever else medical
science didn’t find.

A...


Sep
01
Athlete of the Month - Dave Lanzarini


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THANKS FOR CHOOSING ME AS ATHLETE OF MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER, WHAT AN HONOR.



LIKE OTHERS I BELONGED TO A GYM BUT WAS BORED AND INCONSISTENT AND READY FOR A CHANGE.

JEFF BUCKNER TOLD ME ABOUT THE UPCOMING TRANSFORMATION ACADEMY AT TNT.

I WAS A LITTLE HESITANT SINCE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WORKING OUT IN A GROUP SETTING.

I'M SO GLAD I SIGNED UP.


I HAD A BLAST-LEARNING NEW MOVEMENTS, LOSING SOME WEIGHT AND MEETING SOME GREAT PEOPLE.

AFTER THAT I STAYED WITH SWIFT FOR A FEW MONTHS UNTIL DOREEN BUCKNER INVITED ME TO A

CROSSFIT CLASS. I DONT REMEMBER THE SPECIFICS OF THE WOD, BUT I DO REMEMBER THINKING "WHO

COMES UP WITH THIS STUFF?" AND HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS CLIMBING OUT OF BED THE NEXT DAY.

THAT WAS 2017 AN...

Aug
01
Athlete of the Month - Elizabeth Wollenberg


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In November 2017, my husband, Mark, and I relocated to St. Charles from Raleigh, North Carolina for Mark’s job. I had been doing a small group training class in NC since 2015 and had become very close with a group of people, so of course one of my biggest fears in moving was losing that. After a month of settling in from our move, my priority was to find group training and a new home gym so I could get back into my fitness routine. In December 2017, I took my first Swift class and it was just what I had been looking for and I felt so welcomed right away.



In the 2 months leading up to our move to Missouri (like relocating isn’t stressful enough), I had also been dealing with the ...


Jul
01
Athlete of the Month - Nykki Dash


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I am overwhelmed with joy! What an honor it is to be selected as Athlete of the Month!



I had seen a few CrossFit competitions on ESPN and I figured why not try CrossFit. I was nervous, but I told myself I could do this. I knew lifts, squats, and cleans. What I didn’t know, is that what I thought I knew how to do, wasn’t even close to how it should be done. I didn’t know how to execute anything by CrossFit standards and it showed.


CrossFit humbled me quickly and wasn’t gentle about it. I stuck with it though, and it was tough in the beginning. It hurt a lot, but I couldn’t give up.


I’ve learned to take every PR, NO Rep, Rips, and Bail Outs as reasons to con...


Jun
01
Athlete of the Month - Justin Carter


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I started going to TNT in October of 2018. I remember being so nervous and afraid to walk through those doors to try something new. I really needed to get out of my shell. I was so mentally and physically out of shape. I initially started with Swift classes and will never forget my first one. It was on the assault bike and I could barely do 10 straight calories on it. I felt like I was going to die afterward but continued to push myself to be better. I eventually transitioned to doing Crossfit classes. As I write this story I am now down 50+ pounds and in the best shape I have ever been. I am so glad I took that leap to try it out and even picked up some new friends along the way!



May
01
Athlete of the Month - Brooke Doherty


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I’ll never forget my first few Swift classes when I could barely snatch a 10lb dumbbell. I have extreme gratitude for my soul sister, Valerie Farrell, who encouraged me to join her for a Swift class in August of 2018. I texted her the day after something along the lines of barely being able to walk up and down my stairs... so sore...etc. but I came back for more... and a mere four months later was working out 4-5 times a week! I felt good, stronger, overall happier! I have met some of my best friends and amazing mentors at TNT, and I always look forward to surrounding myself with good, down to earth, strong and kind people.

I jumped into CrossFit the month of January 2019 (in additio...


Apr
01
Athlete of the Month - Lyndy Kachadorian


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This AOM post is a little different this time because it’s not written by the athlete! April’s athlete of the month actually thinks it’s going to someone else but little did she know we’re going to take some time to talk about how awesome she is.



CrossFit TNT’s April Athlete of the Month is Lyndy Kachadorian! Lyndy joined the TNT staff as a coach a little over two years ago. We are so thankful that she decided to become a full-time coach at TNT as she is a great example of an overall good human-being for all of our members.



Lyndy always goes above and beyond for TNT and its members. From running nutrition challenges to coaching clients at 5am, to starting a...