December’s Member of the Month – Adéye!
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Congratulations to Adéye for being December’s Member of the Month! Adéye came to the gym one year ago looking for a place to do something for herself. At home she is the rockstar mother of 10 kids! She saw working out at Yeti Cave not just as a way for her to do something for herself, but as a way to better herself so she could be a stronger caretaker at home. A perfect example of training in order to enrich life outside the gym :) The epitomy of the “power of positive thinking,” Adéye deals with adversity each day in the gym. Because of a pretty serious back injury coming into CrossFit, Adéye has to be highly in-tune with her body and we modify each workout to ensure we build her fitness without adding to the injury. Adéye exercises incredible patience with each workout to ensure she progresses at a safe rate, humbling herself to modify when necessary and being smart about which areas/workouts to really push herself. Adéye is one of the most welcoming faces to see in the gym. Whether it’s a new member or someone who has been here for awhile now, she greets them like one of her best long-time friends. She encourages others before during and after workouts and is a shining example of hard work and perseverence in workouts! She is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met and sees nothing but absolutely the best in every single person. One of my absolute favorite things is seeing you all do things you did not think was possible. Adéye always makes me laugh when she says she’s not going to be able to do something…because I know she can and eventually will get it! I can vividly remember each day of Adéye struggling to learn with the class how to climb a rope, or do a double under, or do some other challenging movement in the gym. And each time, I would make her practice those movements throughout the day’s workout and see her get better and better. Recently she had a “light bulb” moment with double-unders! The ever frustrating jump and rope swing combination that can cause the most serene person to throw something across the gym when they aren’t getting them lol… Adéye had written off double-unders as something she would never do, yet as her stubborn coach I made her practice during every workout with various double-under drills and double-under attempts. I’m happy to say that now Adéye has gotten double-unders, and is only going to get better at them from here! An example for everyone to stick with it through those challenges in the gym, to be patient and work hard, nothing is impossible :) Adéye represents the Yeti Cave mottos “Win the Week,” and “Move More, Live More.” Congratulate her on being December’s Member of the Month next time you see her :) #WintheWeek #MoveMoreLiveMore