Athlete of The Month - Dan Dial


All I can really say is that I'm so thankful to be a part of such an active and supportive Crossfit community at TNT. There is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be where I am today in my CF journey if it weren't for the coaches and fellow athletes at our box. I'm honored that I was even considered to be Athlete of the Month after just a year of training. Every day I come in with the mindset of getting a little better and accomplishing something I couldn't the day before. There is always someone to celebrate those accomplishments with at TNT!

From my intro classes with Linda all the way to finishing my first Open, I've felt like I belonged to a part of one of the best Crossfit facilities in the country. I've done drop ins at several different facilities and I can say ours is hands down the best I've been to. From the cleanliness and space provided to the educated and disciplined coaches, TNT has set itself apart from the competition and all the credit goes to Ro and the trainers for putting the time, effort, and elbow grease into making it a truly special experience for the athletes.

In the past month I've seen a lot of my personal goals start to fall in quick succession. That first year was all about the learning process and building my body into competitive condition. Now I'm hitting new movements like strict pull ups, consecutive DU's, rope climbs, etc. every time I come to class. It's a thrilling experience to see your hard work pay off. I've recently started coming in earlier to work on technique on different movements and doing some extra conditioning. My goal for the rest of the year is to be able to be able to do at least one rep of every “Crossfit movement” like bar muscle ups, hand stand walk, etc.

Also, I wanted to say if we haven't met yet, feel free to come up and introduce yourself. I am usually in the 4 PM class so there are a lot of members I haven't gotten to know. I really enjoy the “family” aspect of our box and I'd like to get to know more of you. Finally, thanks to Kyle, Oscar, and Ro for pushing me along over the last year. The initial 5-6 months was very tough for me as I was in the worse shape of my life, but hopefully I don't require as much prodding anymore!