Posts tagged Female Athletes
CrossFit Sandpoint 5 Year Alumni Spotlight: Aleya Hutchens

To say that Aleya has transformed herself over the last 5 years would be a tremendous understatement.  When she first walked into one of my classes, I remember feeling like she didn't like me, nor did she like what I was asking her to do.  If you would have pulled me aside that morning and said, "over the next 5 years, you'll watch her develop into one of, if not the, best movers in the entire gym" I'd have thought you were crazy.  It wasn't personal at all, it was just definitely something out of her element. 

Yet, through these years, I have watched her do things I imagine she never thought possible.  From gymnastic feats like muscle-ups and huge sets of pull-ups to Weightlifting at a nationally competitive skill level, she continues to grow and achieve.  I'm incredibly proud to be able to say that I'm her coach.

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CrossFit Sandpoint 5 Year Alumni Profile: Valerie Bucholtz

Val has been here almost daily since we first opened to the public.  She only misses when she's out of town, and even then seems to find her way into another gym whenever she can. 

I remember the first time I recognized that Val was in here with a slightly different motivation and intent than the rest.  While most others were here for a great workout, she was here to find out what she could do, what she couldn't do and test those in competition.  I remember one day early on where she was the only one who showed up for class.  We got to get really in-depth on rowing technique.  She wanted to know everything she could about improving something she had never really done before.  That really impressed me. 

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