CFHY November Athlete of the Month: Brian Barnes!

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for November is Brian Barnes.  Brian is a humble, hardworking guy who shows up to the gym ready to throw down, do his best, and is always committed to getting better every day.  During his time at CrossFit Hyannis he has shown extreme growth as an athlete and continues to get stronger and stronger every day. He doesn’t rush the process, but shows up and works hard knowing that the daily effort adds up and leads to strength and fitness gains over time.  Brian never makes a show of his hard work- he just come in and gets after it, always with a smile on his face and often cracking jokes. He is a great example of consistency, enjoying the process, and bringing the right attitude to the gym everyday. We’re lucky to have his positive energy at the gym which helps make us all better- thanks Brian and keep up the great work! 

Brian being carried around like the champion that he is.

Brian being carried around like the champion that he is.

CFHY October Athlete of the Month: Meghan Green

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for October is Meghan Green.  Meghan is a committed member of the 5:30am class, but can also be seen in evening classes if she can’t make it in the morning.  No matter the class Meghan always comes in with a great attitude and lifts up those around her. In all of her time at the gym she has not been heard complaining once.  Literally not once. It’s so easy to come in and start listing reasons that things are hard- being overtired, overworked, your sore, the workout has things you don’t like, etc.  But Meghan has found a way in her daily life to always see the positive and never let the day to day grind get her down. She works hard, tries new things, and embraces challenges.  We’re lucky to have her at CrossFit Hyannis and grateful for the positive energy she brings every day!

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CFHY Athlete of the Month September- Sean Parrent!

The CrossFIt Hyannis Athlete of the Month for September is Sean Parrent.  Sean brings his youth, enthusiasm, work ethic, and good vibes to the gym every time he is there and we’re lucky he has made CrossFit Hyannis part of his training regime.  From the first time Sean attended class at CFHY with his dad, he has always been extremely coachable- he listens, absorbs information, and is always seeking more feedback to help him improve.  He recognizes that the only way to get better is put in time, learn the right way, and show up and get to work. It’s amazing to see how Sean has progressed in his relatively short time here- he is strong, has a great engine, and is always willing to learn new skills while accepting that it takes time to accomplish mastery .  Sean worked hard all summer and it has showed in his cross country season- where he is leading his team and crushing his competition. We are so proud of Sean and all of his accomplishments because we’ve seen his work ethic and his dedication to the process. Keep up the great work Sean, we’re all rooting for you and excited to see what your future brings!

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CFHY Athlete of the Month August: Karen Cahill!

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for August is Karen Cahill.  Karen is an absolutely amazing woman who is inspiring and a great example of prioritizing your own health to better take care of your family.  Karen has maintained her workout routine through her pregnancy- knowing that staying healthy and fit is a huge benefit when it comes time to bring new life into the world.  She does all of this with a toddler at home, and she always comes in with a great attitude and full of positive energy. No matter the workout, Karen approaches it with the right attitude and focuses on doing all of the little things right to help her continue to gain strength and stay healthy.  Karen is strong, compassionate, and kind and we’re lucky to have her as a member of the CrossFit Hyannis community.

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CFHY Athlete of the Month: Pablo!

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for July is Pablo Martinez.  Pablo is an animal, there’s just no other way to say it. Pablo has been a member of CFHY since literally day one and since the very beginning he has not only put his full effort forth every day at the gym- he has also done so much for our community and gym and is always willing to lend a hand.  As you likely know, Pablo was instrumental in getting our new location ready- but it’s hard to put into words just how much he did. Over the last two months he has been working extremely long days- often working past midnight then coming to the 5:30am class in the morning and crushing it (and probably beating you, whoever you are reading this- no offense).  When it was pointed out that he could sleep in if he wanted to he replied how important it is to stay in the routine of getting up, because once you break that routine it can be hard to get back into it. So wise. From an athletic perspective, Pablo proves that hard work and tenacity can bring you a long way. No matter the workout Pablo brings his A game and pushes those around him, and always cheers on and supports those working around him.  He’s also been known to tack on some extra miles to make sure that no one has to run alone at the end of a workout. What a good guy. It’s easy to see Pablo as just a bodyweight/gymnastics ninja, but what’s really impressive is how strong he is particularly for his bodyweight. A huge thanks to Pablo for all he’s done for the CrossFit Hyannis community over the years!

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CFHY June Athlete of the Month: Taylor McKeown

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for June is Taylor McKeown!  Taylor is extremely hardworking, athletic, dedicated and is always willing to throw down and have fun at the gym.  Taylor puts in time to do extra work on her weaknesses and improve her overall fitness. She excels at gymnastics, is incredibly strong, and has a great level of overall physical capacity.  Her name is regularly found at the top of the leaderboard, but she is always humble and willing to help others at the gym. Over the last several years Taylor has become a mainstay at CrossFit Hyannis- and her presence is always positive and encouraging.  Keep up the great work Taylor!

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CFHY Athlete of the Month May: Dave Coursey

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for May is Dave Coursey!  Dave is a loyal member of the 5:30am crew, with occasional appearances in the evening.  Dave always shows up ready to work hard and throw down- no matter the workout or time of day.  He brings a positive, friendly attitude to the gym and he’s always welcoming to all. Throughout his time at CrossFit Hyannis Dave has taken the time to move well and learn how to do things properly.  He understands that it is a process- and isn’t afraid to put in the work to get better. Whether it’s watching YouTube videos to better understand different movements, asking questions and implementing feedback from coaches, or soaking in experiences daily- Dave is always learning and putting in work to get better.  Keep up the great work Dave!

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CFHY April Athlete of the Month: Erin MacDonald!

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for April is Greyson MacDonald.  Just kidding- it’s his inspiring mother Erin MacDonald! Erin is coming up on one year of being a member of CrossFit Hyannis- and her daily daily presence and persistence have no doubt had a positive impact on our community.  Erin worked out daily throughout her pregnancy, recognizing that taking care of her own health was important for both the health of her baby and also her own mental and physical health. She always prioritizes moving well and keeping the big picture in mind- never compromising so that she can continue to see progress, gains, and results.  After having a healthy baby boy, Greyson, she was soon back at the gym and getting back to her daily routine, but now with her little guy in tow. Again, Erin committed to coming back the right way- being patient, yet persistent and consistent, in her return. Whether it’s pregnancy, injury, or just taking time off- many people try to rush back to their previous level- but Erin has been extremely smart about understanding how to ease back into it.  That being said, it’s truly amazing her level of strength and fitness so soon after giving birth. The most impressive thing about Erin is her level of commitment and consistency. No doubt it is not easy to bring a newborn to the gym everyday, but Erin has committed to making the gym part of their daily routine- and we’re glad that she has. She somehow manages to get in a workout while still feeding, changing, taking care of, and keeping her baby smiling all at the same time.  Having Erin and Greyson (and later in the day Grey’s dad Matt) at the gym is a great reminder to all of us how important it is to make health and fitness a priority for one’s family. Congrats Erin and keep up the great work!IMG_3029 2

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CFHY Athlete of the Month March 2019: Angie Zambelis!

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for March is Angie Zambelis!  Angie is a loyal member of the 10:00am class- and she comes in every day with a smile and amazing attitude, no matter what else she has going on in her life.  Angie works incredibly hard as a leader in the Cape Cod restaurant industry- but she doesn’t let her ridiculously long hours or crazy schedule stop her from attending class at CrossFit Hyannis almost every day.  She knows that taking care of herself allows her to better take care of others- which she does daily.

Angie can usually be found working out in the back room- and at first you might think she’s hiding back there, but upon further inspection it’s clear that she just doesn’t want to intimidate anyone with her strength, power, and grace.  No matter the workout, Angie always comes ready to throw down and put her best effort forth. Not only that, she always does it in style- with outfits that are always on point.

It’s not always easy to juggle everything that life throws our way- and yet Angie seemingly does it with ease.  She is an extremely loving and devoted mother, business woman, wife, and overall badass. She manages to do all of these things with a smile on her face while simultaneously making everyone around her feel welcome and supported.  Thank you Angie for being part the CrossFit Hyannis community and bringing your amazing energy to the gym each day!

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CFHY Athlete of the Month January: Tim Lewis

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for January is Tim Lewis.  Tim is only the second athlete to be a two-time CFHY Athlete of the Month, having also received this prestigious honor exactly four years ago in January of 2015.  Four years ago in his Athlete of the Month description Tim was described as “an incredibly strong athlete who shows up, works hard, and focuses on moving well.  Tim never backs down from a challenge, and isn’t afraid to work at the edges of his comfort zone.”  Not surprisingly those attributes remain true today.

Tim has been a committed member of CrossFit Hyannis for many years.  On every fitness/health journey it’s natural to have times where you are more committed- perhaps you have a specific goal so you dial in your nutrition, hit the gym more regularly, etc.  and times when you perhaps are just “getting by”- showing up and eating decent but not laser focused towards a specific goal.  THIS IS OK and normal- at different times in life our focuses can shift to different areas.  What’s important is that whether we are in a more “dialed in” time or a “getting by” phase of our fitness- we still make time to take care of ourselves- move, sweat, and respect our bodies.

Over the last few months Tim as recommitted and upped his game at the gym- regularly attending both boot camp and regular classes and putting in work to improve.  And all his hard work shows- he has been crushing workouts, hitting PRs in benchmarks, and just generally showing up and standing out.

For many years Tim has been an important part of our community- always showing up ready to throw down and bring great intensity and energy to the gym.  Keep it up Tim!

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