Athlete of the Month - Alex Schmidt


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...

Athlete of the Month - Sam Platt


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 ...

Athlete of the Month - Kari Tyson


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 ...

Athlete of the Month - Constantin Burcea


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.

Athlete of the Month - Paul Ragan


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 ...

Athlete of the Month - Jennifer Anzalone


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...

Athlete of the Month - Kris Ferguson


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....

Athlete of the Month - Stefanie Harris


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...

Athlete of the Month - Sydney Latham


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...

Tom Middleton- Honorary Athlete Of The Month For January 2019


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 Janu...