Bijou Hunt- July 2020 Member of the Month

Join us in congratulating our July Member of the Month - Bijou! Bijou has been with us since September 2018 and has been active in our community from the very beginning. Bijou bounces around from early morning classes to the occasional evening and weekends - so you've probably seen her around. She puts in great work when she is trying to learn or improve a skill - she was determined to crush Double Unders and joined in our early morning Barbell sessions to improve her strength and technique. She is a blast to have around and we are proud to have her as a great example and member of CE!
⁣⁣ Check out her video with new questions! And show her some love in the comments!⁣⁣
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Jane Miller- June 2020 Member of the Month

So even though we’re technically closed we’re still rolling along with virtual workouts and community events. And that also means we’re still rolling with Member of the Month!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
Join us in congratulating our June Member of the Month - Jane Miller! Jane has been with us since September 2019 and is our youngest member at age 15. We would normally see her on Tues/Thurs at 4:30s after school, but has become a staple in our 5pm Virtual Classes. She also participates in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Rock Climbing outside of our classes, as well as keeping high academics and being a very talented artist. She a delight to have around and we are super excited to see her continue to crush her fitness and grow as a person with us!
⁣⁣ Check out her video (done virtually of course) with new questions! And show them some love in the comments!⁣⁣
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Darren and Jodi Larson- May 2020 Members of the Month

So even though we’re technically closed we’re still rolling along with virtual workouts and community events. And that also means we’re still rolling with Member of the Month!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
Join us in congratulating our May Members of the Month - Darren and Jodi Larson! They came to us from another box just over a year ago and have happily found a home with us (lucky for all of us!). Both of their jobs have them traveling for work here and there, so they can be seen in classes anytime of day. However, while we've been shut down they have been a staple in the 5pm virtual class. Their enthusiasm for CrossFit and CE is obvious as they both often participate in our community events (in person and virtual). Darren even received is CF-L1 during one of our hosting weekends! 
Also - both of their birthdays are in May! So make sure to wish them both a happy birthday!
⁣⁣ Check out their video (done virtually of course) with new questions! And show them some love in the comments!⁣⁣
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Ryan Bartusek- April 2020 Member of the Month

So even though we’re technically closed we’re still rolling along with virtual workouts and community events. And that also means we’re still rolling with Member of the Month!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Join us in congratulating our April Member of the Month - Ryan Bartusek! Ryan has been a member with us for quite a few years and is often found throwing down with the 5:45am crew. He may have weak glutes, but his stretching/warm up game is strong. 😂 We love having Ryan around - he’s friendly, extremely helpful, and an all around good guy. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Check out his video (done virtually of course) with new questions! And show him some love in the comments!⁣⁣
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Kevin O'Neill- March 2020 Member of the Month

Our Member of the Month for March is Kevin O'Neill! Kevin has been a member with us since for about 2 years having started at the now closed CrossFit Chicago. He has put in a ton of hard work into his health and fitness! He's predominantly a 6:45 am guy, but can be seen in the evening depending on his work as a lawyer. Over his CF journey he has continued to put extra weight on the bar, improve some skills, AND lose some weight himself! We love having Kevin around - as he's just an all around great guy. Next time you see him - say Congrats!
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Ashley Barnes- February 2020 Member of the Month

Our Member of the Month for February is Ashley Barnes! Ashley has been a member with since March and has become an amazing part of our CE family. She is usually the one you see in SugarWod making goofy faces for the camera while working out! She's got a pretty busy work schedule as an orthodontist - but you can usually catch her hanging out with the evening crew. She super impressed us during last year's March CF Open crushing some heavy cleans and has continued to do so ever since! We're lucky to have her around!
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Kaitlyn Witmer - January 2020 Member of the Month

Our Member of the Month for January is Kaitlyn Witmer! Kaitlyn has been a member with since April and has fully immersed herself in our CE community. She has been seen at all different class times - but is often found in the evening. She has spent plenty of her time as well continually working to improve - showing up to open gym and Olympic Lifting. The even better part is she has found some great friends along the way! We're super excited to see how she continues to grow as an athlete and part of our community!
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Heidi K - December 2019 Member of the Month

Our Member of the Month for December is Heidi K! Heidi has only been a member with us for a little over a year now, and has really stepped up her game lately! You can usually find Heidi at 5:45am with a smile on her face - despite the early time! She has recently been participating in our gymnastics seminars with Coach Blas and pushing herself to her limits with strength. It has been exciting to see her exceed her goals! We're proud to have Heidi as part of our community - so click the picture and check out the video!
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Gabe Wapner - November 2019 Member of the Month

Our Member of the Month for November is Gabe Wapner! Gabe has only been a member with us for a little over 6 months now, but has fully immersed himself in the community. Often found at the 5:45 am class throwing down with all the other dudes, he has seen great progress by showing up regularly, seeking help, and trying new things. He even participated in this Septembers Garage Games competition and did awesome! We're proud to have Gabe as part of our community - so click the picture and check out the video!
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Sierra Neuharth - October 2019 Member of the Month

Our Member of the Month for October is Sierra Neuharth! Sierra has been a member with us for awhile and in that time has encouraged plenty of people (including her husband Danny!) to join us as well! She bounces around on class times depending on her work schedule, but no matter what she's always in here working hard. We have seen some huge improvements in her strength and skills (even though I'm pretty sure she thinks Double Unders are her nemesis) over the past few months and we wanted to celebrate her!
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Bill Colbert - September 2019 Members of the Month

Our Members of the Month for September is Bill Colbert! Bill can often be found in the early AM classes and has recently joined in on Olympic Lifting! He even participated in our annual Olympic Lifting meet where we was supported by his entire family (including mom and dad!). One of our favorite qualities about Bill is how supportive he is of his classmates and our CE community - and his sense of humor! Check out and enjoy his videos!
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Angela and Tasso - August 2019 Members of the Month

Our Members of the Month for August are long time members Angela Eve and Tasso K! These two are often found in the noon class and getting in extra work after. They are also the super talented folks who are so kind to take pictures during the Open to make you all look like badasses while working out! We love having them as part of our community and we value everything they do.
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Cris Salgado - July 2019 Member of the Month

Cris has been coming to CE for almost 9 months now. She enjoys both the Burn and CrossFit WOD programs and mixes the two as her schedule of working, mother allows. In her interview, Cris opens up about her enthusiasm for CrossFit as well as her struggles. Look for her in either of our class types! She’s the lady with the smile on, working hard, with fantastic eyelashes!
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Max Mitchell - June 2019 Member of the Month

Our June Member of the Month is Max Mitchell! Max hasn't even been with us for a year, but has already rooted himself in our community and made such incredible progress! He recently took 2nd place in the Rookie Rumble competition and is hoping to participate in more when he can! He's always here ready to get at it - we're proud to have him!
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Jen Jauregui - May 2019 Member of the Month

We're taking a new approach to our Member of the Month interviews this year! Welcome to our video interviews - think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee without the comedians (although some of you pretty much are!) and the driving around. We'll still use Tim Ferris's 11 questions in our interviews, but now you just get to see Neil's face as well!
Our May Member of the Month is Jen Jauregui! In the time that Jenn has been with us here at CE we have seen great things out of her! She's always in with a smiling face, ready to encourage others, and crush her goals. We've even seen Jen participate in two CF competitions - going outside of her comfort zone and making us proud!
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Adam Ronich - April 2019 Member of the Month

We're taking a new approach to our Member of the Month interviews this year! Welcome to our video interviews - think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee without the comedians (although some of you pretty much are!) and the driving around. We'll still use Tim Ferris's 11 questions in our interviews, but now you just get to see Neil's face as well!
Our April Member of the Month is Adam Ronich! He just recently celebrated his 1 year anniversary with us and has made HUGE improvements in that amount of time! He’s a fantastic supporter of his fellow CFCE’ers – as was seen in the behind the scenes emails with THICC Mints throughout the Open and frequently in class. We’re proud to have Adam with us and enjoyed being able to sit down and chat with him for this interview!
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Alex Pasquale - February 2019 Member of the Month

We're taking a new approach to our Member of the Month interviews this year! Welcome to our video interviews - think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee without the comedians (although some of you pretty much are!) and the driving around. We'll still use Tim Ferris's 11 questions in our interviews, but now you just get to see Neil's face as well!
Congratulations to our February Member of the Month Alexandra Pasquale! For the year that Alex has been a member I’ve truly been impressed in her progress, perseverance, and positivity. She’s the woman that is always smiling at CE, except when she’s in “Beast Mode” where her face shifts to pure determination. Alex’s fortitude is wrapped in her young exterior demonstrating that wisdom is never limited by age.
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Enrique Rojas - March 2019 Member of the Month

We're taking a new approach to our Member of the Month interviews this year! Welcome to our video interviews - think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee without the comedians (although some of you pretty much are!) and the driving around. We'll still use Tim Ferris's 11 questions in our interviews, but now you just get to see Neil's face as well!
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Enrique is our youngest member of the month, and clearly the Greater Rojas now with this selection. His athletic progression from the hard hitting 15 year-old, extremely polite boxer to a dedicated lifter and CrossFitter. I enjoyed sitting down with him and discussing this and his evolving interest in fitness in general.
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Zach Getzelman - January 2019 Member of the Month

We're taking a new approach to our Member of the Month interviews this year! Welcome to our video interviews - think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee without the comedians (although some of you pretty much are!) and the driving around. We'll still use Tim Ferris's 11 questions in our interviews, but now you just get to see Neil's face as well!
Our first 2019 Member of the Month is Zach Getzelman - a long time member who you'll catch at the 6:45 am class and is never short of witty comments. He works hard and we are happy to have him as a member of  our CFCE family - check out the video to learn more! 
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Rich Daniels - December 2018 Member of the Month

I had a great time talking with Rich. He and I share several pieces of our past and subsequent makeup on things including similar academic paths, personal interests outside of CrossFit (not Phish though), as well as the answer to the question of “Why CrossFit?” Rich has made an amazing transformation during his time at CrossFit CE through sticking to the program as well as living the purposeful life. In his own words...
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John Guzman - November 2018 Member of the Month

John Guzman is a fun member of our community with a quirky, dry sense of humor. A quiet and unassuming man, often seen at a 9am Burn or Noon CF, he comes in participates in the class in a work-person-like attitude. He does a good job encouraging others and getting his stuff done. His transformation has been great to watch. He has dedicated himself to improving little bits every day. 
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