November, 2015 Rick & Leaha

CFP's Members of the Month

We want our community to grow together in strength. One way we are hoping to help you to grow and connect with other CFP members is by getting to know one another a little bit better! Every month we will interview our latest "Members of the Month" this month we are featuring Rick and to Leaha, two individuals who have epitomized consistency and hard work, both inside and outside the gym! 

Rick has been a huge success story. Calisthenics has helped to heal his back pain, restore confidence, and driven his strength to new heights.

Rick has been a huge success story. Calisthenics has helped to heal his back pain, restore confidence, and driven his strength to new heights.

Rick at  a running event, before his time at CFP.

Rick at  a running event, before his time at CFP.

Rick M.
     We've chosen Rick as our male member of the month because of his diligent work ethic. When he is in the gym has an attitude of a student and is always willing to learn new exercises. Rick is inspiring to other clients and strives to have the best form he can! Rick is not only encouraging as an athlete in the gym, but he is active outside of the gym as well. Here's a little bit more about Rick:
--How long have you been strength training at CFP? 10 months
--What is your proudest accomplishment so far? Losing 11lbs of body fat while gaining 6 pounds of muscle in a 6 week period.
--What are your current goal(s) you'd like to achieve in the next 3 months? Staying on track and not gaining fat through the holidays. Really want to start the new year improving from where I am at today.
--What is one goal you'd like to achieve over the next year? Would like to do a set of 5 full pull ups and a hand stand push up.
--What is your favorite cheat food, drink? I have two - Chocolate and Ice Cream. Can't get that afternoon chocolate or evening ice cream craving to go away. I guess I now have a bit of understanding what a smoker goes through trying to quit....
--Most "love it or hate it" exercise?  I really like a lot of the exercises we do. Probably my favorites are the complexes or the ending metabolic ropes or kettle bell swings. I get a good sweat and elevated heart rate on those.
--How many days per week do you strength train at CFP? What do you do for exercise outside of CFP, # times per week? I work out 2-3 times a week at CFP depending on if I'm traveling or not. I try to hit 2-3 times at home or other gym but don't always get that much done. I like to run, do complexes, bike or body weight exercises when I'm not at CFP.
--Which habits (pick 1 or 2) do you most attribute your continued success to? 1) Consistency in the strength training. I've trained for triathlon, marathon, did P90X and frankly never have seen the changes in body composition that I have seen working out at CFP. 2) With Bret's guidance, I've been able to eliminate most starchy carbs and dairy. Its been good because I have replaced them with a lot more protein and tons of veggies.
--Favorite ability you’ve gained from your training? I have significantly reduced my nagging back problems. That's huge as I'm a pretty active guy.
--Anything else you would like to include about yourselfIt's been a lot of fun working with Bret and Megan. They have created a great facility and experience of camaraderie and accountability among their clients. Bret has done a great job teaching the right mechanics which has given me a great deal of confidence as I have progressed. 

 

Leaha, pre-CFP. 

Leaha, pre-CFP. 

Leaha W.
     We've chosen Leaha as our female member of the month because she is a leader in inspiring other women to be strong and get fit, inside and outside of the gym. She works hard, has strong determination and we love how she pushes her own boundaries for gaining strength! Here's a little bit more about Leaha:
--How long have you been strength training at CFP? Nearly 2 years.
--What is your proudest accomplishment so far? Mass quantities of uneven push ups.
--What are your current goal(s) you'd like to achieve in the next 3 months? Master a pull up, accomplish first handstand push up.
--What is one goal you'd like to achieve over the next year? I want to progress through the body weight strength exercises and hopefully be ready at some point for one-arm work.  I’d like to begin to prepare to potentially participate in masters track when I turn 50.
--What is your favorite cheat food? Brownies
--Most "love it or hate it" exercise? I hate pull ups. They are killing me.
--How many days per week do you strength train at CFP? What do you do for exercise outside of CFP, # times per week? I strength train a minimum of 2-3 days/week at CFP. Outside of CFP, I occasionally run and play golf at least once/week
--Which habits (pick 1 or 2) do you most attribute your continued success to? Never giving up - even at things that I think I’m not good at, and working on my stretches and functional movements on off-training days.
--Favorite ability you’ve gained from your training? Turkish Get-ups. They are just flat awesome.
--Anything else you would like to include about yourself? I cook the meanest chicken enchiladas in town. Ask all the neighbor kids.

Leaha has been a huge blessing and motivator to all she comes across at CFP. She has made great strides in her movement quality and worked through some "stuff" in her back, hips and knees. Calisthenics has helped restore mobility and made those joints less creaky.

Leaha has been a huge blessing and motivator to all she comes across at CFP. She has made great strides in her movement quality and worked through some "stuff" in her back, hips and knees. Calisthenics has helped restore mobility and made those joints less creaky.