Jay Dyal: CrossFitter of the month

Congrats Jay on being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Coaches “Always great to see Jay in here giving it all he can, when he can. Even when Jay gets tied up and busy he’s always do throwing down whether it’s here with us or at the firehouse. He loves his lifting and gymnastic moves which always makes for some great conversation, brain picking, and mini clinics between us, ha!Jay puts a lot of effort into solid technique and is always working on dialing in flawless form. Keep moving that weight and keep flying up on those muscle ups Jay!” Ryan “It’s cool to see Jay rip up some of those gymnastic skill elements and I appreciate his relaxed attitude as well as the focus he puts in towards technique in the barbell lift. It’s cool to see him take advantage of the accessory programs which can be a valuable tool. Keep up the good work Jay!” Eric “Happy to have Jay as CrossFitter of the Month. Jay is always paying attention to detail, listening to coaches, asking questions, and showing consistency day in and day out. He also frequently takes advantage of the accessory programs that are offered through the gym and it pays off. Glad to have him a part of our community and always look forward to seeing him in class.” Chris “Jay has been with CrossFit Park City for a few years now and what I appreciate is his passion for the sport. Jay has volunteered at regionals twice now and he also does workouts at his base at work if he is unable to make it into CFPC. If you can’t find him in the afternoon classes he likes to come in at noon and work his high box jumps. All around great guy and I love having him in class”- Kenzie “Jay Rocks! I enjoy seeing him at the gym and his positive attitude and demeanor are contagious! He’s throughout about his fitness, asks great questions, and is a true asset to the gym!” Doug From Jay My wife and I moved to Utah in 1996 and Park City in 2006. I have been working for the Salt Lake City Fire for 20 years and am looking forward to retirement. For 8 of those years, I functioned as their media specialist, producing media content for various departmental needs. My wife is a…

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Alison Minter | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Alison on being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Trainers Alison is awesome to have around. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a complaint and she has worked hard every time I’ve had her in class which has lead to her seeing some solid gains. She has made a habit of visiting other CrossFit gyms while on the road for work which can be a challenge at times and only the truly dedicated make time to do. Keep up the great work Alison!-Eric Alison has a great attitude and is always ready to give it her all no matter what the workout is! She’s always willing to put in the extra effort and extra work to improve on all of her skills. Before and after class she’s always performing the extra accessory work and body maintenance that is essential to improvement. With a big smile and positive motivation her energy is contagious even at that early hour! Nice work Alison! – Ryan Alison is awesome! She has a great attitude, works hard at everything she does, and I truly appreciate her dedication to doing the movements correctly AND quickly. She’s easily coachable and a model class member! Congratulations Allison.-Doug Alison is always ready to go at 5:15 am. Never a complaint at the early hour and ready to work hard. She frequently listens to both coaches and her own abilities while still working to push the limit. She cares about movement, is willing to receive feedback, and isn’t afraid to ask questions. Love her attitude toward the gym and working out and I have a huge appreciation for it- Chris Alison W. Is one of my favorite people to watch work out (not to sound creepy!) All of her gymnastic skills are fluid, she cycles a barbell well, and she always seems calm yet determined mid & after workouts. I can tell she listens well to her body and navigates workouts with a clear goal. All of her hard work pays off because her son Zach is a rockstar in kids class and works really hard to understand the movements. Way to go Alison, keep up the good work-Kenzie From Alison: Such a great surprise to get Kenzie’s email, thank you so much! It turns out that when you fling yourself off the pull-up bar onto your back during a WOD that you probably increase your chances…

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Andy Cordray | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Andy on being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Trainers “Andy is a breath of fresh air in the gym…. sort of. Love that he works hard, fitness is an important part of his life, and he is consistent, but it doesn’t define or control him. He never gets so wrapped up in the workout that he misses the community element of heckling his friends, jamming out the music, or just catching his breath to see how much he lost count 🙂 Our gym wouldn’t be what it is without characters like Andy. Plus, he’s always putting his fitness to use outside the gym and helped me to do the same. “- Chris “AC!!! I love having Andy in class. Not only to provide immediate humor to any comment, but the dude works hard. He always comes in with a smile on his face and approaches every workout with a positive attitude. Sometimes we get so hung up on a workout whether its the weight or the time domain and let it bury us, however I appreciate looking over at Andy mid-WOD and he is guaranteed to be “Air-guitaring” or busting out the “air-drums”. Keep bringing that vibe Andy, I love it”-Kenzie “Oh Andy…where do we even begin…The sarcastic comments about how amazing a 30 minute EMOM is? Laughing when someone out lifts him? Air guitaring and jamming out to the Metallica station mid workout? Haha! For real though Andy is a great dude and couldn’t be more stoked to have him at our gym. Always knows how to make you laugh and carries his easy going attitude with him everywhere he goes. He’s a good friend and anytime I want to spend the majority of the workout laughing until my sides hurt, I’ll partner with him! Congrats man, keep working hard and see you at the next WOD! #fastestkidalive “- Ryan “Andy is always a blast to have around the gym for the fun environment that he creates as well as the heckling and it’s awesome to see other people feed off of his energy. It’s cool to see him push hard on a daily basis and put up some awesome scores but also not take the workouts so seriously that it becomes frustrating….that is a great attitude to have. You are the man! Keep up the good work” – Eric “Andy is awesome. Always sporting…

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Teddy Sternagel | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Teddy on being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Trainers “It’s awesome to see how dedicated and how motivated Teddy has been from the very start! Teddy puts in great work and is always striving to improve. Even through pregnancy Teddy has never given up and to see her m compete in this year’s Open is incredibly inspiring and motivating no matter who you are! Never give up Teddy and keep fighting the good fight, the whole CFPC Fam is proud of your effort! ” -Ryan “How awesome is Teddy! So great to see her getting fit each day. When we first met, she had discovered she was pregnant and had decided to discontinue her intro sessions. Shortly after our conversation, she let me know that she’d like to continue and has been consistent ever since. She works hard, is easily coachable, and her effort is inspiring. Keep up the good work Teddy, glad you decided to keep it up!” -Doug “Teddy has set such an awesome example for all of our members. It’s easy to be intimidated when you walk in the doors and aren’t sure what to expect, but Teddy stuck with things all while being newly pregnant and has consistently come in the gym, worked hard, scaled when needed, and had a positive attitude. So awesome to see another mom taking care of themselves and there soon to be little one. Plus, she signed up for the Open… bonus!”- Chris “Teddy has been with Crossfit Park City for less than 9 months and is taking the afternoon classes by storm! Starting a new exercise program at the beginning of pregnancy can often turn people away and in this case Teddy takes every workout as new experience, scales down to her comfort level and maintains great pacing to control her heart rate. She listens to the coaches and asks questions or options if needed. I love having her in class as she sets such a postive example to expecting moms. Congrats Teddy, happy to have you as part of our community”- Kenzie “Teddy is a great person to have around the gym and I have NEVER heard a single complaint or negative comment. It is unique to have someone start any new fitness program, especially a CrossFit program, after finding out that they are pregnant so that alone is extremely impressive. Beyond that she is…

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Jon & Leslie Snavely | CrossFitters of the Month

From the Trainers “The Snavely crew! Well deserving of CrossFit couple of the month! While juggling full time jobs in which one is constantly traveling and two kiddos under the age of 7, the Snavelys continue to make their Health and wellness a priority by coming in to CrossFit consistently. I love having the whole family come in, you can tell what a positive influence Jon and Leslie are on their daughter Katherine and son “shifty” Matthew. The two kids always want to imitate their parents after workouts. Keep doing what you do Snavelys! ” Kenzie “Love the Snavely’s! Largely because John is such and easy target for heckling and he can dish it right back… not really, although that is great. Both have been members for a number of years now and have shown their commitment to health and fitness by their consistency in the gym. Even after a knee surgery from skiing John continued to come in after recovering and used CrossFit to gain some of the strength back in his leg which I have a huge appreciation for. It’s a pleasure having their family be a part of ours at CFPC.” -Chris “Jon and Leslie are CrossFit PC couple of the month! I love seeing you guys at the gym and enjoy the atmosphere you help create as well as the friendly banter. Keep up the good work!” – Doug “Love the Snavely’s and the fun energy they bring to the gym! Even when it’s a whole family affair they are always having fun and working out stress free. Can always count on Leslie to be there for a partner WOD and can always count on John with some quality, smart-alec humor to liven the mood. Keep it up guys you’ve been killing it!” -Ryan “Let’s face it, we wanted Leslie to get the CFer of the month award but we were afraid that Jon would throw a fit so we were forced to do a couple of the month award…..okay, just kidding. I love having both of them around and in class. I always enjoy having Jon around and he does a great job with the heckling. He has been with us for quite a while now even with a few set-backs and works hard on a consistent basis. Leslie is a ton of fun to be around but honestly I thought she was going to…

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Jake Malloy | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Jake on being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Trainers “Jake has done a great job of staying consistent over a long period of time and making schedule adjustments to do so. It takes a lot of willpower to come to open gym on a consistent basis and workout by yourself, this is awesome and very difficult to do! He’s always a great addition to the class……especially when he beats Addy in the workouts. Keep up the great work!”- Eric “Congrats Jake, well deserved. I appreciate your great attitude, dedication, and good conversation at the gym. Also, I love watching you throw down solo during open gym times, I know that it can be tough to get done on your own, and appreciate that you make it happen! You’re a great part of the community and I enjoy seeing you there whenever you come in. Congrats again!” -Doug “Jake was one of the first people I met at CrossFit Park City back in 2009. 6 Years later and I look forward to having him in class or at OPEN gym. He gives each of us trainers and ADDY some sort of witty comment and keeps us on our toes. Jake is a no stress exerciser, he comes in and tackles each workout and is clearly sold on the programming of CrossFit (member since 2007). His hard work pays off, his daughter is a competitive Volleyball player and attends MOVE 2 nights a week to work on her strength. Way to set a good example in and out of the gym Jake!” -Kenzie “Jake is definitely what we like to call “O.G.” The fact that Jake has been with CrossFit PC since 2007, and still going strong, is almost a bigger and cooler accomplishment than being CrossFitter of the month! Jake has been with this crew since the beginning and to this day still believes in Crossfit and trusts what it has and will continue to do for him. I had the pleasure of having Jake on my team for the intra gym competition and can confidently say he is an incredible athlete that can push past his own limitations to find new heights, conquer new skills, and tell me to get a move on! Always great to see his dedication at hard work in the gym almost every single day, and very Stoked to still have him…

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Siri Zakaras | CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Siri of being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Trainers: “To me, Siri is what the CrossFit program is all about…….overcoming physical and psychological obstacles and having an improvement in quality of life. I have seen a lot of progress from Siri over the last year and she is doing things that I didn’t know she would be capable of doing. This type of effort and consistency has been motivating and inspiring to myself as well as other members of the gym. Beyond the physical feats that she is doing, I have noticed a huge change in her overall mindset…..which for many of us could be the most important thing to change. Siri, you are awesome and we are proud of you! ” – Eric “Siri is giving it her very best every time she’s in the gym. Since coming back from a tough shoulder injury she’s stayed smart and worked her way back to getting stronger than ever one small step at a time. She’s always pushing herself to new heights all while staying healthy and mindful of what her body can handle. Great job on pushing yourself to those new PRs and stepping up to that next level Siri!” – Ryan “Congratulations to my wonderful wife! Your hard work and effort pays off and I’m happy for you that others have started to notice it. Spending so much time at the gym, I love being able to share time there with you and even workout with you from time to time. Keep up the hard work and I love you!”- Doug “Siri has shown a great level of commitment over the past year in the gym. She continued to do what she could in the gym while rehabbing her shoulder and stuck with CrossFit through a variety of subs with her shoulder. I recently got to have her on my team for the intragym competiton and she was a team player and always willing to step up to the plate. PR’d her snatch twice in one day and did burpees for 7 min with a head cold and no complaints. It was awesome to see her step outside of her comfort zone a bit and rise to the challenge. Plus, she has to put up with Doug everyday. Is there a separate award for that?”- Chris “Siri is absolutely deserving of CrossFitter of the Month….

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Chris Rutkowski |CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Chris on being our next CrossFitter of the Month IMAG0778IMAG1261IMAG1528IMG_0243IMG_0564 From the Trainers "Chris is the man and I want to be like him when I grow up! I love his attitude and the intensity that he brings on a continuous basis....you always know that he will give 100%. A prime example of his intensity is when he rowed a blazing 2k (top time in the gym, including the trainers), which would have place him in the top 30 in the world for his age group, I then made fun of his technique and he proceeded to tackle me......there's only two people that could possibly do that: Superman and Chris Rutkowski. Beyond his effort, he is always fun to be around and has been gracious and respectful throughout his journey with us. Keep up the great work Chris!"- Eric "I Nominate Chris R. due to his insane ability to push himself in workouts. The man moves fast and works hard to get the Workout of the day done. Chris also knows his limits, some of his lifts are limited do to his mobility and he works within his parameters. I appreciate his gracious manner when he is in the gym, always saying thank you to the coaches and cheering other members on. Keep up the hard work Chris, love having you in the gym" -Kenzie "I am nominating Chris Rutkouwski for CrossFitter of the Month simply because of his nickname... "Chainsaw". Anyone that has that nickname has an automatic in. On a serious note Rut is always working hard. Intensity is one thing he doesn't lack. Frequently putting in the effort, even when his schedule doesn't always cooperate, and trusting the process of the programming. Always great to have Rut in the gym for the high fives and slaps on the back that nearly knock you over. Well deserved and long awaited my friend. Keep up the great work."- Chris "Chris A.K.A. The Chainsaw, Is an absolute beast! Chris brings his A-game and attitude every day and does whatever he can to get a workout in no matter what's happening around him. Whether he's sprinting to chase down another athlete, or if he's leading the pack Chris always gives 110%. Hard working man in and out of the gym, he'll be the first one to cheer you on or congratulate you on any accomplishments in or out of the...

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Laura Lamando |CrossFitter of the Month

Congrats Laura on being our next CrossFitter of the Month From the Trainers “Congratulations Laura! I appreciate Laura’s willingness to learn and her constant interest in improving her technique. Her hard work and dedication are inspiring and she’s great to be around!”-Doug “Laura is consistent, works hard, asks questions, and is receptive to suggestions from trainers. So great to see her improvement over the year. I am especially proud of her willingness to participate in last years Open with such a great attitude. Knowing her abilities but still working to push through perceived limitations set a great example to others around her. “- Chris “I nominate Laura because she is constantly trying to improve. She takes the teaching cues we give her in class and puts in extra work at open gym to improve her technique. I enjoy her positive attitude in class, she helps make the 5:15 class awesome! I am impressed with how far she has come in her time with CFPC and I look forward to seeing her progress over the year!”-Kenzie “Laura is a dedicated and persistent individual. What I enjoy most about about having Laura in a class is her constant willingness to ask questions and seek out additional assistance. She’s never afraid to speak up and ask a trainer to watch her perform a movement to make sure she is 100% on the right path. Always asking for additional efficiency tips and the best way to approach each and every workout, Laura is on a constant mission to better herself. Keep up the good work Laura!”- Ryan “Every time I have Laura in class she attacks the workouts! She has done a great job with staying consistent and working on the mechanics of the movements. She uses her fitness to help her do things she loves outside of the gym as well which is something that I appreciate. Keep up the good work!”-Eric From Laura Who is Laura? What do you do for work? Where are you from? So first off…Wow-Wheeee what an honor! I am humbled and excited at the same time! To be recognized and nominated by our world class trainers has truly made my year! Thank you so much Chris, Eric, Kenzie, Doug and Ryan for the recognition, for watching out for all of us while pushing our potential at the same time. Our gym is a magical place filled with…

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Terry and Aimee Preston | CrossFitters of the Month

Congrats Terry and Aimee on being our next CrossFitters of the Month From the Trainers: “Proud of the Preston family as our CrossFitters of the month. I enjoy working with all of them and their dedication to healthy family living is inspiring. Keep it up!”-Doug “I Love having Terry and Aimee in class. They both come in ready to attack a workout and use the time almost as a date for the two of them. They work hard and enjoy their hour here. I appreciate their dedication to technique and listening to their body when scaling may be needed. Lastly TP and Aimee set a great example for their three kiddos, two of which we have the pleasure of training. The boys work hard and want to get technique down (as well as get gainzzzz!) Great job Preston family! Keep it up.” -Kenzie “It is awesome that Aimee continues use her amazing athletic background to crush the workouts and Terry continues to strive for the mediocrity that most former basketball players try to achieve….haha!. On a more serious note they are both great to have in the gym and are a lot of fun to be around. It is great that they have made fitness a family affair and they do an amazing job of leading by example for their kids.” -Eric “The Preston family is awesome! From the dedication they show from parents to kids they are well deserving for CrossFit couple of the month. So cool to see their commitment to a healthy lifestyle have such a positive effect on their kids. Plus, I can pawn my Reebok gear off on them since no one else is my size.” -Chris “Congrats to the Preston’s on being this months CrossFitters of the month. Amy and Terry are great and it’s always fun seeing them in the gym. They are very hard working in and out of the gym and it definitely shows even during the toughest of WODs. They’ve always made great improvements and have achieved incredible feats in the gym. I always love seeing them partner up on every partner WOD as husband and wife ready to take down and couple who oppose them! Of course it’s all in good fun! Even their young ones are on the rise in the gym so watch out for those younger Preston’s and the next generation. Keep up the great work…

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