Athletes of the Month – August 2015 – Lisa and Dave

Lisa

I am a massage therapist. I stopped working a little over two years ago because of a repetitive elbow injury to both of my elbows. As a result I gained 20 lbs., and was in poor shape. I worked out a couple of times a week, but I needed more. We joined CF in November of 2014.

Since starting CF I have lost 10 lbs, but my skinny clothes are fitting again. I am very pleasantly surprised how my body has changed shape. But more importantly is how much better I feel. I struggle with Fibromyalgia, and although I have to drag my self to the Box many days, working out has really improved my overall symptoms. I have a lot more energy, and I am in the best shape of my life. When I first started I couldn’t even do a burpie or lunge my own body weight. Not to mention my inability to run 200 meters. Now I usually do the whole work out. Yes I scale my weight and sometimes my run, but I have achieved several of the first goals I set for myself.

The coaches and people are what keep me coming back. Everyone is always so encouraging and supportive. I have a long way to go to achieve all my goals, but with all the support I receive, I believe I can achieve things I would never have tried before.

This 60 year old Young lady is going to be Feisty in her “Old” age. Largely because of BCF.

Dave

When I first came to BCF in Oct 2014 I thought I was in fairly decent shape. I had retired in Aug. 2012 after 44 years working on the waterfront as a longshoreman. I was walking a couple of miles every day, but after my first on-boarding class I knew I had a LONG way to go!
 
My goal then and now is to continue to improve and get better everyday.
 
Probably the thing that’s most important to me about BCF is the friendliness and support of the other members and trainers. No matter how much or how little I’m able to do in a workout people are encouraging me to do my best.
 
Maybe my favorite part of being a member of BCF is to be able to say I’m the only 65 > year old there.
 
My “Ah Ha” came when I realized that me and everyone else were only competing against ourselves. As long as I’m doing my best I’m a winner.
 
Everyday that I come into BCF, everyone I see–members and trainers alike–inspire me to continue!
Dave Mosher and Lisa Romary of the 8:45am class.

One year as of this September? Is that it? After this short period of time Dave and Lisa have become mainstays in the 8:45am class, regularly attending 4-5 classes a week, and always showing up with a smile and enthusiasm to get a sweat going. These are the kind of people we as a community are lucky to have. Even when injured  you won’t hear a peep of complaint from either of these athletes, just a question of what movement can be used to scale or replace anything they may not be able to do that particular day. From day one both have been very receptive to coaching and are always eager to learn, a great recipe for success!!

Dave is one of the most skilled handymen I have ever met and with Lisa’s guidance his projects only become more elaborate and complicated, haha. Lisa is a very talented massage therapist who is always willing to give you a tip on how to loosen up if you’re feeling stiff. In addition to being great all around people Dave and Lisa are also big Oregon State University Beaver fans, which only solidifies their kindness, loyalty, and work ethic, I think we can all agree on that.

If you have yet to meet Dave and Lisa be sure to clear time in your schedule to make it to an 8:45am class sometime. These two are also very active at our social events, having a great time at last year’s holiday casino night and regularly attending our barbecue events. You will see them rolling up in a beautiful, purple, Pontiac GTO, most likely listening to a little Jimi Hendrix. Congratulations to the Beaverton CrossFit couple on being named athletes of the month, it is well deserved!!

– Chad-Robert Judy

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