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Jan
01
Athlete of the Month - Joe Moll


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It’s an Honor to be Athlete of the Month, great start to 2020!


I started CrossFit almost 6 years ago now. I’ve gone through many stages in my CrossFit journey. When I first started it was about survival, going 2 days a week and being super sore for the other 5. After 6 months to a year, the soreness went away and started to see a lot of changes and that’s when I was hooked. For the next 4 years or so I’ve probably at the gym doing 5-6 CrossFit classes a week and 2 Olympic lifting classes a week and some extra squatting.


The last year and a half have been a bit of a struggle for me because I injured my knee and was forced to take a step back from how much I was doing. ...


Dec
01
Athlete of the Month - Mark Carey


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WOW!!! I am extremely honored to be selected as the athlete of the Month for December!





My CrossFit journey began with a visit to CrossFit TNT in January 2018. My only objective was to get to CrossFit classes as quickly as possible and get myself back in shape. I started with the Transformation Academy, followed by a few months of Swift classes, and then moved into CrossFit full time in May 2018.



I was not a model of health and was certainly not happy with myself. I always had an interest in weightlifting, fitness, and working out but it was always like 3 months on and then I would find excuses to miss a day or two and that eventually turned into 2-3 months off and then nothing, typical fitn...


Oct
02
Athlete of the Month - Alex Schmidt


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Everyone has a journey, but finding joy in the journey is half the battle. After being blessed with the arrival of my youngest, I experienced severe post-partum anxiety that left it difficult for me to leave the house. For 9 months I debated returning to the gym as I knew I wouldn't be able to accomplish any fitness goals without help. I found it difficult to attempt to get off the floor, couldn't air squat, jog, or do push-ups. My beloved husband encouraged me to return to TNT every single day. I was terrified to walk through the gym door being a mere portion of the athlete I was prior to my multi-year athletic hiatus. Once I hit rock bottom, I knew I needed to do something positive both p...

Sep
01
Athlete of the Month - Sam Platt


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Looking back in my email, I find that I first connected to Crossfit TNT in December 2017. I had tried Crossfit at another box, but I didn’t really connect there. I had gained a few pounds of fat and lost a few pounds of muscle every year since college, and was sick of it. I first joined Weight Watchers, then once I was at a manageable size, began to work out. Up to that point, I had not ever really had any success in gaining true fitness in my workouts. Although many of the people I flew with and served with in the Navy were excellent, and even elite athletes, I did not progress past barely passing my required fitness scores.






My first goal for Crossfit was to show up regularly, work ...


Aug
01
Athlete of the Month - Kari Tyson


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I started my Crossfit journey in Madison, WI about 4 1/2 years ago. As most crossfitters know, the obsession is strong and loyalty to your first box can be even stronger.

My husband and I moved to St. Charles last year and I immediately searched for a new gym. Crossfit TNT was my first stop, and an hour later I was a member. The programing at TNT is outstanding, the members are friendly and encouraging, and the coaches are just alright ;) I kid. The coaches are kind, attentive and extremely knowledgeable.

I will be starting nursing school in September and will, unfortunately, be unable to attend CrossFit. I will greatly miss my time at TNT and look forward to stopping back in many times in ...


Jul
01
Athlete of the Month - Constantin Burcea


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Before I came to TNT, I was riding my bike and lifting some weights. However, when I started at TNT, I found that I definitely needed work on some of the movements. Most particularly my front squat and snatch. Over the years, I've finally improved both of these and much more. I still like biking and anyone at TNT is always welcome to join me on a ride! Thank you to all the coaches and nice, friendly people at TNT! A special thank you to all the coaches for selecting me as Athlete of the Month and coaching me throughout the years.




Jun
01
Athlete of the Month - Paul Ragan


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I first showed up at CrossFit TNT in June 2017 hoping to improve my conditioning for a backpacking trip in the Rockies later that summer.





The initial baseline (that I've since used as a light warm-up workout) was *brutal*. Here’s exactly what Siri heard me say afterward:



I did my first CrossFit workout today and holy sh*t I feel like I'm going to die. I am going to throw up for sure I can't lift my arms killing my legs wow this was a bad f*cking decision. Return return enter enter





I didn't throw up and, spoiler, it wasn’t a bad decision. But it did convince me to stick with it because my goal was simply "improve conditioning," and I could feel that there was a lot of catching up ...


May
01
Athlete of the Month - Jennifer Anzalone


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I’d like to start by saying thank you!! I started at TNT in October 2017 and it’s definitely been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my health and peace of mind.


I had worked out for years at my local gym but was starting to get very bored with my workouts. I wasn’t pushing myself and I know I could do better. I had heard a lot of talk about CrossFit but thought to myself, “ I’d probably die”. I had found a six week intro program at a box (not TNT) and was starting to really like the results I was seeing! After a gentle nudge from Laura Grieb, I decided to try out TNT. After my very first foundations class I knew that TNT was the right fi...


Apr
02
Athlete of the Month - Kris Ferguson


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I started CrossFit in September of 2018 because I was heavier than ever and wanted to be a better example for our 3 kids. My wife, Alice, started at TNT months before me and was making great strides with her fitness and it was inspiring to me. With working out twice a week for about 6 months, I had lost 50 pounds. When I saw such great results, I started going 3-4 times a week and have made great strength and conditioning gains.



I grew up riding BMX bikes and snowboarding so weight training and fitness wasn’t something I did much of. With CrossFit, I learned a whole new way of working out. At this point I have gone from scaled on nearly all workouts to being mostly intermediate or RX....


Mar
03
Athlete of the Month - Stefanie Harris


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Three years ago a girlfriend of mine asked if I would go with her to try out Crossfit at CrossFit TNT. I had always been physically active. I played football and ran track in high school and I never stopped going to the gym 3 times a week, but CrossFit was unlike anything I had done before. I remember when I told my husband and he was like “YOU? YOU wanna doCrossFitt?” (Jokes on him, because now he does it too..haha). It was a whole new health/fitness adventure for me and I was HOOKED from day one. 3 years later and I'm still here 5 to 6 days a week. It is the best workout I've ever done with the best community. It has helped me get stronger than any other physical activity i've...