January, 2016 Larry & De Ann

 We wanted to take a minute and let you know a few reasons why we've selected Larry & De Ann as our members of the month! Larry and De Ann have both put in the effort and determination that has not only inspired the CFP team, but will hopefully continue to inspire other CFP members as well.
   During his time here at CFP Larry has increased his overall strength, and has improved his movement and flexibility as well. Larry is working out consistently every week, but he is not just exercising--he is leading as an example by regularly playing pickleball and swimming, each twice per week, putting the skills he has developed from training in to practice!
   In addition to Larry, De Ann has made great strides in both her commitment inside and outside of the gym, also playing pickleball multiple times per week. She's made great strides with her eating habits at home, too. De Ann has also successfully recovered from several long standing injuries, including reducing her visits to the chiropractor. She has also achieved great progress in her body composition! It's because of all these reasons, we've selected both Larry & De Ann as our members of the month!

 

  Meet De Ann!

De Ann uses her strength training to further her pickleball game! Staying strong, flexible, and stable has helped her to stay healthy and avoid injury when playing.

De Ann uses her strength training to further her pickleball game! Staying strong, flexible, and stable has helped her to stay healthy and avoid injury when playing.

How long have you been strength training at CFP? January 2015
What is your proudest accomplishment so far? I have two, a full push-up that is in correct form, without chicken arms. And my other is a double dead lift at 40kg.
What are your current goal(s) you'd like to achieve in the next 3 months? Tighter abs.
What is one goal you'd like to achieve over the next year? Pull up with my body weight.
What is your favorite cheat food, drink? Chocolate chip cookies and/or an order of french fries dipped in a vanilla shake.
Most "love it or hate it" exercise? Love it: Two arm dead lifts, Hate it: Hinged one legged open hip exercise while holding on for support, they suck.
How many days per week do you strength train at CFP? 3 times per week.
What do you do for exercise outside of CFP # times per week? I play pickle ball twice a week and/or ride a stationary bike.
Which habits (pick 1 or 2) do you most attribute your continued success to? Working out at lunch time.
Favorite ability you’ve gained from your training? Stability and mobility in my left leg after knee surgery.

 

  Meet Larry!  

Larry has become the biggest fan of pickleball since he and Bret and De Ann started playing in the summer of 2015. Strength training has been Larry's way of furthering his performance on the court.

Larry has become the biggest fan of pickleball since he and Bret and De Ann started playing in the summer of 2015. Strength training has been Larry's way of furthering his performance on the court.

How long have you been strength training at CFP? Since January
What is your proudest accomplishment so far? Just having stuck with it for an entire year.
What are your current goal(s) you'd like to achieve in the next 3 months? Undecided
What is one goal you'd like to achieve over the next year? I'd like to develop the ability to squat down and be  able to stay there and perform a chore.
What is your favorite cheat food, drink? Milkshake
Most "love it or hate it" exercise? Love it = Bottom up press, Hate it = Knee tucks
How many days per week do you strength train at CFP? 2 days per week
What do you do for exercise outside of CFP, # times per week? Swim three times per week, play pickle ball two to three times per week.
Which habits (pick 1 or 2) do you most attribute your continued success to? Being willing, consistent and gradually progressing.
Favorite ability you’ve gained from your training? The ability to bend over and pick something up off the floor without bracing against anything.