October’s Member of the month is Emmylou Scherman!
When I have the class circle up to introduce themselves for the 100th time, because of our constantly growing community, it miiiiight solicit some groans from a few of you 😉 The purpose of these introductions are to help make future conversations easier with the fit homosapian standing next to you 🙂
Sometimes when we’re pressed on time, I’ll go around the room and say something about everyone in class as the introduction. On any given day, I might introduce a member by saying where they work, what they’re studying, or where they’re from. When introducing Emmylou, it’s usually as “the girl who cuts animals throats for a living…” (even though we all know she works at JBS, and doesn’t cut animals’ throats). This usually entices a few laughs for those who haven’t heard the joke and it makes me laugh just typing this; good thing Emmylou has a good sense of humor, too!
Emmylou is the Member of the Month for October, because she has been, per se, a “super-glue” force within the gym. She introduces herself and makes friends with everyone that walks into class; she has taken my vision to make everyone in the gym into one big, fun-loving, fit, and “really-really-really good looking” family (name that movie reference anyone?), and taken off with that vision like a plane at DIA. Destination #fitfriendsforlife.
Emmylou is bubbly, fun, and motivated. She gives her all in each workout and always has a plan and objective for herself in each class. Methodically and impressively, Emmylou has gotten stronger, faster, and more athletic during her time at the gym. She is always doing extra work to help her hip and ankle mobility, and improve both her strength and endurance. And she’s usually not alone as she typically ropes in a posse of other members from the gym to join in! She is a very motivational and convincing person to get others to improve themselves in and out of class!
What absolutely shocked me was when she convinced coach Bre to sign up for the Rock and Roll half marathon in Denver. This was surprising because I’m shut down regularly by Bre to join in on my crazy workouts, like Shaquille O’neal stuffing me on a layup! I love the fact that she pushes others to express their fitness in and out of the gym, and to live a healthy lifestyle.
Just a few weeks ago I was trying to convince Tristin to do a practice 5k row to just get a baseline of where he was at for an upcoming physical assessment for the fire station he’s at in Denver. He was hesitant, probably because it was after he’d just finished that day’s workout, and doing a 5k alone would not be super fun. Lucky for me, Emmy was standing by and jumped in to do the extra 5,000 meter row with Tristin! Now he has a target to improve on before the upcoming test 🙂 Good job Emmy for getting him through it!
Emmylou lives out the Yeti Cave mantras “Win the Week,” and “Move More, Live More” well with her commitment to a healthier lifestyle. She constantly strives for improvement by creating goals, empowering others, and putting in hard work. Congratulate her on being October’s Member of the Month next time you see her 🙂