I wanted to take some time to reflect on where we have been as a community and as a box this past year. It is ONE day before Christmas, a time where most people spend time with their family and friends. While I am partaking in just that, I can not help but to think about how thankful I am to be a part of our home at Reebok CrossFit ONE and how it has grown so strong in the past year. It truly makes me proud to be able to be a part of it!
In the past year we have seen steady growth of members. We had 11 on ramps take place and graduated over 50 CrossFitters that are still with us today! All the while we have had our veteren CrossFitters strengthening the foundation of who we are day in and day out. These OG’s have participated in local competitions, taken the Level 1 Certificate Course and started to intern with us here at Reebok CrossFit ONE! We have had two internal competitions which were both a blast and brought our community together even stronger when we needed it the most!
We had a team make it to the regional competition and finish in the top 15! Spencer and I competed as individuals and made it to the big show! It was amazing to feel the support of our community during these times, it really was unreal to have the unparalleled support and family behind us. It is a feeling that I will never forget. When people ask me my favorite part of the CrossFit Games season that is it, the support of Reebok Community!
We had Denise who was a huge part of our community leave and take her talents across the pond and spread the good word of CF to the world, and she will be back in a few weeks for good!!! We also saw Caleb move on in his life to open up a CrossFit box in Colorado, it is exciting to see one of our family members move on and pursue his dreams! We are also sending Spencer on his way to open up his own box down the road in January! In addition to some departures we had Jared and Joe join us this year, and it almost seems like they have been here forever. They have been a huge asset to our team and we are lucky to have them! Recently we have had Mel join us and she has been amazing in her short time here, we are excited to have her on board for the next year!!!
I did a significant amount of travel this past year and while it was fun and important to help the spread of CrossFit and Reebok around the world there was one emotion that was always consistant, missing my community and my members. I am always wondering how they are doing and what is going on at the box. I get so excited to come home and come straight to the gym to see everyone! To walk in somewhere and be welcomed with hugs, hellos and how are you doing’s is the best feeling in the world, it is not a gym, a box…it is a HOME.
I know this feeling is the same for all of our members and it is this feeling that makes Reebok CrossFit ONE a home beyond anything else!
Take some time to write in the comments section what feeling, emotion or word comes to mind when you walk in the box, when you think of the box. For me, it is a home.
Have a great holiday season and see you back at the box!