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April – Member of the Month

Monday April 8, 2019

April- Member of the month

Congratulations to our April Member of the Month- Alex Gehlert! Alex has been with us for 4 years now and has only continued to improve every year. He destroyed 19.1 (345 reps!) and got bar muscle ups for the first time in a workout during 19.4. Alex is laid back and incredibly kind, but don’t let that fool you, he has been attacking workouts and is getting leaner every week. He was in the running for CFL’s “Most Improved 2019” award,  an impressive distinction considering he has always been a good athlete. Alex is a joy to have in class- he is respectful, pushes others to be their best, and is the kind of friend you are lucky to have. We are happy to celebrate you this month, Alex- because people like you make the CFL community what it is!
When did you start CrossFit?
I started in 2013 while I was working in Long Beach, and I hated it. I found CFL in 2015 after a year with the other gym in town.
Why did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit to get back into shape after gaining lots of weight at work. I needed someone to push me and keep me accountable.
What class do you frequent?
1000 am is my go to.
When is your birthday?
November 9th
What would you sign at karaoke?
“You’ve lost that loving feeling.” Righteous Brothers
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Pizza and Ice Cream.
List your 3 best personality traits:
Punctual, kind, and honest
List your 3 worst personality traits:
I’m selfish at times, I never say no to people, and short tempered
What is your favorite movie quote?
Not a movie: “I don’t know Brian, their shirts say they have No Fear.”
A movie: “And I was like where’d who go!”
What is your best hidden talent?
I can play the trumpet.
What would be your favorite CrossFit workout?
19.1 called to me!
What is your least CrossFit workout?
Anything with ring dips
What does CFL mean to you?
CFL is where I go to unwind and forget about everything for an hour. It is the real life Cheers for me. Where everybody knows your name. I felt welcomed from day one, and Doug was my coach that day. I look forward to that hour everyday now and find myself hanging around longer all the time just to catch up or BS with all of the friends I have made alone the way #TeamClydesdale
Congratulations Alex, thank you for being an important part of who we are at CFL!