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Sylvianne Whiting | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Sylvianne on being our next CrossFitter of the Month "I am so proud of Sylvianne for pursuing CrossFit and overcoming her self-doubt. I had the privilege of working with Sylvianne until she felt comfortable joining the Elements class. Despite feeling intimidated and discouraged at the beginning she stuck with it. Through hard work and consistency she gained strength, an understanding of movement, and the best part - confidence! I love seeing her walk into a regular class ready to tackle the workout of the day! Way to go, Sylvianne!" - Shannon "Although I have not had the pleasure to work with Sylvianne yet, I have noticed how dedicated she is to putting aside time to come to the gym everyday. We often say that the hardest part of what we do is just having the motivation to show up and overcome the intimidation to perform in a regular class time. Not only does she defy that intimidation, but she reminds us of what true determination is by checking her ego at the door and rocking every WOD!"- Ryan "I've only had the opportunity to work with Sylvianne twice, i've seen her dedication to Shannon for the past few months. Its challenging to face your fears on the continuous basis and she shows us its possible to overcome your fears and tackle your weaknesses consistently. She is diligent when it comes to completing the workout and I'm proud of how she stuck with the program and is comfortable in the group classes!- Kenzie "Sylvianne had every right to be intimidated when she first came into the gym. She trusted us as coaches/trainers and stepped outside of her comfort zone on a continual basis in order to make improvements. In her own time she has made the transition to regular classes and her improvements and self confidence speak for themselves. She is a great reminder as to why I do what I do as a trainer. Love it"- Chris "I nominate Sylvianne because she worked through the discomfort and intimidation that she felt when starting to improve her fitness. Due to this difficult work, she' now stronger in many ways. She's proof that we can conquer difficult things in our lives both physically and mentally, and a great inspiration." -Doug "I'm very proud of Sylvianne for sticking with it and being consistent. She had to overcome the biggest obstacle of all:…
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December 13, 2013
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Mike Bacon- CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Bacon on being our next CrossFitter of the Month! "Bacon has put in a lot of hard work with the training and nutrition side of things. He has been consistent and recently has devoted more time to technique improvements and it has been paying off well. He's a good supporter of the gym and is awesome to be around"- Eric "I nominate Bacon because of his consistency, additional work outside class times, and amazing mustache with is Halloween costume."- Chris "I nominate Bacon for CrossFitter of the month because of the awesome motivation and dedication he brings to the gym. Bacon is constantly pursuing and targeting his weaknesses and practicing movements he struggles with to further improve his overall fitness. Keep beating those weaknesses to death Bacon!" -Ryan "I've had the pleasure to get to know Bacon both inside and outside of the gym. He is a great guy with a lot of heart and drive. He has persevered through a lot personally and it is great to see him push himself in the gym as well. He takes advantage of the open gym time and is always willing to hear feedback. He is a hard worker, great friend and constantly trying to better himself" -Katie "Oh where to start with Bacon.... Not only is he consistent with his fitness, takes care of himself nutritionally, he works on his weaknesses, 2+ times a week! He is always asking for feedback and works hard to improve on all things CrossFit. Bacon is a genuine guy outside the gym and even though I yell at him (EVERYDAY TO SHUT HIS TRAP WHILE WE TEACH)......he is very appreciative of our coaching. Way to go Bacon, well deserving!"- Kenzie "I nominate Mike Bacon for CrossFitter of the Month because of his overall effort. He's always receptive to tips and cues on how to improve his technique. Mike also completed a zero point Paleo nutrition challenge, showing great commitment and success in and out of the gym"- Shannon "I nominate Mike Bacon because he's great to have around the gym. He's fun, funny, works hard, and has a great attitude." -Doug I am extremely excited to be the CrossFitter of the Month. With so many great athletes at our box it is an honor to be recognized by our amazing trainers. I am lucky to have you all helping me every day (even if…
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November 18, 2013
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Doug & Tanya Roach

"I nominate the Roach's for CrossFit Couple of the month because of the awesome positive energy they bring to the gym. They are always super friendly and very supportive of our community. Whether it's Tanya's willingness to never give up on any workout or Doug's ability to push himself and others around him to perform better. The Roach's are a great addition to our gym's community." -Ryan "I nominate Tanya and Doug for Crossfitters of the month because their fun personalities and support of each other are contagious. Tanya has stayed consistent and has persevered both in the gym and with her nutrition. Doug is always pushing to be stronger and faster, while maintaining focus on technique. Both have made great progress as a result." - Shannon " I'm nominating the Roach's because Tanya wasn't afraid to stick with a program that was outside her comfort zone and it has paid off a ton. Doug pushes himself on the daily basis and does a nice job of working within his abilities but still pushing the envelope." - Chris "I nominate Doug and Tanya because of their great attitudes and work ethic. They are always fun, friendly, and encouraging. They work hard and see results because of it. Congrats Doug and Tanya" - Doug Z. "Tanya and Doug are 2 of my favorite people to see in class. They are always incredibly positive and are constantly pushing themselves and each other. Its wonderful to see a couple having so much fun in the gym" - Katie "I nominate Doug and Tanya because Tanya has stayed committed and achieved things that she used to think were impossible. Doug has a great attitude and had a good level of fitness before joining us but has still seen lots of improvements due to his commitment. Overall they are extremely supportive and have made CrossFit a fun family activity." - Eric "The Roach's are a perfect example of CrossFit couple of the month. Tanya was the first to join and her positive attitude is contagious. You can't help but smile when she is trashing talking the workout of the day because she turns around and tries her hardest and is determined to finish. Doug is receptive to feedback and is constantly getting stronger and faster. Good thing he listened to Tanya to join! Way to go Roach's, well deserved." - Kenzie We are jazzed to…
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October 15, 2013
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Nancy Tallman – CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Nancy on being our CrossFitter of the Month. "Nancy has been consistent over the last few years and has seen great results. She comes in with a positive attitude, works really hard, supports others, and celebrates improvements in the gym. She has been a great supporter of the gym and it is appreciated" -Eric "I nominate Nancy for CrossFitter of the Month because of her commitment and consistency. She is always looking to improve her technique and challenges herself with each workout. Her devotion to nutrition and a healthier lifestyle is a great example for others!" -Shannon I nominate Nancy for CrossFitter of the month because she is consistent and dedicated to improving. She works hard and sees great gains because of her effort! Way to go Nancy!"- Doug "I nominated Nancy because of her consistency and dedication in the gym. She continually works to improve and it shows in her health & performance" Chris "Nancy is always trying new things and pushing her limits. She did incredible with the last paleo challenge and is consistent in the gym. You can see its paying off." Katie "Nancy always has a smile on her face when she comes in and is one of CrossFit Park City's biggest cheerleaders! Her commitment to the gym has not gone unnoticed and she is well deserving of CrossFitter of the Month!" Kenzie I grew up in the heart of Los Angeles, between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, and went to high school with some famous people. I never thought I would leave LA, but in 2003 my husband was offered a great job in Salt Lake City and I decided I would be open to “moving anywhere people go on vacation.” I have a BS in Nutrition and an MPH in Health Education. By the time we moved to Park City, I was ready to get out of health care and corporate life. My kids were 2 and 3 at the time and I decided to pursue something I was really interested in, which was real estate. I’ve been a real estate agent in Park City for 10 years and have built a significant business. I was not active in high school or college. I did not start exercising regularly until I was in my early 30’s when I took up running. I ran a marathon and a few half marathons before I moved to…
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September 13, 2013
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Rick Maggio | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Rick on being our CrossFitter of the Month. Here is why we nominated you. "Rick has really excelled this last year. He really pushes himself, is consistently in class and has been working on his form. Its been great to see how much he has improved lately and hi is getting better all the time" -Katie B "I nominate Rick for CrossFitter of the month because of his consistency and eagerness to learn. He challenges himself with loading, while also striving for proper mechanics. he is seeing great results in movement and strength because of this." -Shannon D. "I pick rick because he has been super consistent, has focused on improving his technique as well as his weaknesses." Eric O. "Rick is super consistent, listens to coaches, and pushes himself appropriately. It's showing and he has totally changed since walking in our doors" Chris S. "Rick is my nomination as the dark horse of CFPC. He has been very consistent and is starting to see some major gains all while maintaining proper mechanics. He keeps to himself but mostly because he's going to sneak up and give Chris and Eric a run for their money during the OPEN!"- Kenzie R. "I nominate Rick because he works hard and pushes his limits mentally and physically. He sees results because of this and has made some huge gains"-Doug. Z. Very cool to be nominated as CrossFitter of the Month. It has been a long time since I have been nominated for anything athletically that wasn't just a participation "award," so thank you to all the coaches for critiquing my technique on everything. I grew up outside a town called Coarsegold in the Sierra foothills south of Yosemite. I learned to hike, backpack, and snowboard in Yosemite and I feel that it gave me a somewhat adventurous spirit that has greatly affected my life decisions. I studied hard and went to the University of California, Davis because it was the closest UC to Tahoe (and they have a good mechanical engineering program). When I graduated I had the good fortune to get hired at a start-up biomedical device manufacturer in Tahoe as an intern. I worked my way up from the basement (literally, as we were operating in a cabin at the time) and eventually got promoted to a R&D engineer for the the company. The company eventually relocated to SLC when…
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August 17, 2013
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Steve and Brooks Addicott | CrossFitters of the Month

Why we nominated Brooks & Steve: "I nominate them because they are the originals. They have been with us from the very beginning they understand the value of CrossFit and our trainers, and they see the benefits in their daily activities. Awesome, supportive couple." _Chris "I Nominate Brooks and Addy because of their great attitude and dedication to hard work. They're a great representation of CFPC"-_Doug Z. "The Addicott's were some of the first people I met when I started CrossFit. They have always been so helpful and able to put a smile on my face throughout my almost 3 years at CFPC. They are a true and shinning example of what makes our community so great. " _Katie B. "I nominate Brooks and Steve for our CrossFit Couple of the Month because of their dual commitment to the gym and to improving their fitness. Each in their own way, they are equally determined to work on their weaknesses, adjust and scale when they need to, and thus have see excellent results. They both bring such great energy and personality to the gym." _Shannon "I nominate Brooks because she is awesome and puts up with Steve.. That is an amazing feat itself! I nominate Steve because of his amazing grammar skills and if we nominate Brooks without Nominating him they he would cry and get his panties in a bunch! Haha, On a more serious note, they have always been an extremely supportive part of our community, both to the trainers and to the other clients. I appreciate their hard work, effort and comedic personalities."_Eric O "The Addicotts have been part of my CrossFit journey from my first day at CFPC. They set the example of what hard work and dedication can get you. They continuously strive for technique and welcome any and all feedback. Not to mention the banter on the Blog is much appreciated!"_Kenzie From Brooks It is quite the honor to be selected as CrossFit Couple of the Month, (although we can think of many other people perhaps more deserving). We love our CF community! I was raised in New York and attended the University of Vermont. I had a career in public relations in the television industry before moving to Utah in 1997. I oversaw p.r. for for four years; now I write for various CrossFit affiliates and spend most of my time driving our children…
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July 17, 2013
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Lia Aguirre | CrossFitter of the Month

Why we nominated Lia Aguirre for CrossFitter of the month: "I think Lia is a great nomination for July CrossFitter of the month, not only did she rock the Paleo challenge, she's put some serious time into open gym and a squat program."- Kenzie "Lia works incredibly hard and has such a sweet heart. I love seeing her make use of open gym and push herself in class. She also makes a great tailgating buddy"- Katie "I nominate Lia for CrossFitter of the Month because she has made an impressive commitment to upping her game in the gym and improving her nutrition. Both have paid off tremendously." - Shannon "I nominate Lia because of her great attitude, hard work, and dedication. She's proof that hard work pays off" - Doug "Lia has shown consistency and continues to push herself in the gym on the daily basis. I can tell she is working to get out of her comfort zone and its paying off" - Chris "I nominate Lia because she has been putting in a lot of effort in the gym lately by focusing on her weaknesses and challenging herself more with loads in the WODs. Also, because she has been committing more to her nutrition and continues to have a positive attitude." - Eric This is so AWESOME!!!! Who is Lia? I grew up about an hour away from Park City in Layton; however I was born in Arizona and was lucky enough to spend 3 lovely years there, I’m kidding of course, like I really remember. Growing up I did all the normal girl stuff; dance, tap, ballet, gymnastics then discovered soccer and that stuck. I started playing soccer when I was 5 and played all the way through high school. After graduating from high school I went to Weber State University where I received my degree in Interior Design. My senior year of college I landed an interior design job that brought me to Park City almost 10 years ago. In The spring of 2008 a friend and I decided to take the plunge to start our own business, Area Design LLC. Almost 6 years later and we’re still going strong. When did you start CrossFit? I started at CFPC June of 2011; my roommate at the time was going and convinced me to sign up and after finishing my first marathon in February it was time…
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June 17, 2013
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Doug Dillon | CrossFitter of the Month

Why we nominated Doug Dillion for Crossfitter of the month: "Doug has been my parents neighbor for a while now, he is a great guy with a great family. I've really enjoyed watching such an avid runner learn to throw some big weight in the gym"- Katie Bova "Although Doug participates in the 8:30am class, he shows up ready and prepared to throw down, even if he just came off the night shift as an ER Doctor. He fights for technique and it shows when lifting heavy."- Kenzie Rowland "I nominate Doug because he has shown consistency with a challenging schedule with work and is taking the time to lear mechanics instead of focusing too much on intensity"- Chris Spealler "I nominate Doug because of his commitment to improving nutrition and fitness both inside and outside of the gym. Doug is an ER doctor and as we can imagine that is a freaking stressful job where most people eat crap out of convenience. When Steph and I were in the hospital after we had Abe, I saw Doug at the cafeteria and was extremely impressed by what I saw on his plate; especially after nearly every other employee there was eating complete trash. This type of commitment is extremely difficult when not surrounded by like-inded people especially when combined with a stressful job/ In the gym I have see Doug focus more on technique as well as being consistent with minimal time available to train on most days. It has been great to see his progress as well as him starting to crush a lot of the WODs."- Eric O'Connor "I nominate Doug for CrossFitter of the month because he is always pushing himself to work outside of his comfort zone. He's moving better and getting stronger as a result. In addition, I admire his spirit in the gym-always encouraging others to push beyond what they think they are capable of. "-Shannon Doleac "I nominate Doug because of his great attitude. He works hard and inspires others to do the same. He's also got a great first name! Congrats Doug" -Doug Zakaras Its 0330 (that’s 3:30 am for you non military folks), there are 20 people to be seen in the waiting room, and the head nurse just informed me that 2 trauma patients will be here in 5 minutes. Thank God I worked out today! The life of an…
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May 17, 2013
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Nicole McMullin

Why we Nominated Nicole McMullin “I nominate Nicole because she has made good strides throughout the last couple months by challenging herself more on the WODs and I think she has been doing a good job on the nutrition side of things. She is starting to surprise herself with her strength numbers and it was awesome to see her enter herself into a very different environment by doing the CrossFit Open. “- Eric O’Connor “I nominate Nicole for CrossFitter of the month due to her determination to simply be better! I love her desire to move better, feel better, and work on her weaknesses. She has made huge progress as a result. “- Shannon Doleac “Every time Nicole comes to class she is not afraid to ask questions to improve her fitness. She always asks to make sure her technique is right and it really showed in her performance during the open. It is absolutely rewarding as a trainer to see her dedication and determination!”-Kenzie Rowland “She is always willing to listen to suggestions and feedback and give things a try. She is also super motivating and encouraging to others in class.”-Katie Bova “I nominate Nicole because she steps out of her comfort zone and encourages others to do the same. She works hard and sees results because of it.” – Doug Zakaras “Nicole stepped out of her comfort zone competing in the open and has really started challenging herself more in the gym; you can tell its paying off”- Chris Spealler Words from Nicole: Being chosen for CrossFitter of the month is super awesome! Thank you. “Whatever stage of life you’re in, do your very best. Give back to your community. Make a daily commitment to faith. With God’s help, I pray that you will finish your “race” with the assurance and hope that God is with you.” Yes, I believe...in God, myself, my family, and all of you. Goodness, I have come such a long way since my initial session with Chris and Eric back in October 2011. I had never used a barbell, kettle bell or even knew what Olympic lifting entailed. I was more accustomed to body bar, dumb bells, and indoor cycling. My max weight was a mere 45 lbs, now I work towards the prescribed weight knowing I have my work cut out for me yet I am determined I will achieve it. Knowing…
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April 19, 2013
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CrossFitter of the Month – Erik Hamilton

Here is why we nominated Erik to be CrossFitter of the Month. Congrats! "I nominated Erik for Crossfitter of the month because of the nearly full circle lifestyle change he has made in a short amount of time. The extremely noticeable change in body and performance came through committing himself to working on the movements he is weak at and really focusing on his nutrition be diving into the nutrition challenge in the fall immediately after joining the gym. After hearing about what he used to eat at work and the unhealthy challenges that he faces on a daily basis there, it really hit home as to how big of a change being healthy and fit was going to be. Proud of the dedication and commitment he has shown." -Eric O’Connor "I nominate Erik for CrossFitter of the Month because I am truly impressed by his dedication in and out of the gym. Not only has he made huge gains in his workouts, he has also made huge gains from his commitment to nutrition. Erik has even inspired those he lives with to clean up their diet and look at food differently. He sets a great example for others to follow!" -Shannon Doleac “I nominate Erik because he comes to the 5:30pm class with a smile on his face and ready to attack any workout thrown at him. He comes to us asking questions and is always interested in ways to improve. From the first time I met him, the overall commitment and dedication to CFPC is evident and reminds me why I love to train.” –Kenzie Rowland “Erik busts his but in the gym, works on his weaknesses, and doesn’t complain!” - Chris Spealler “I nominate Erik because he has a great attitude, works hard, and is fun to be around!” -Doug Zakaris A little summary by Erik I know it’s all been said before but I am absolutely shocked and honored to be named CrossFitter of the month. My goal from day one has just been to come in work hard and try to compete and keep up with all the other phenomenal athletes. So to be recognized by such great trainers is very special and I really appreciate it. First of all I want to thank those world class trainers we are honored to work with every day; they really are what make CFPC so special. I…
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March 16, 2013