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May – Member of the moth

Tuesday May 14, 2019

May – Member of the Month

We have chosen one of our longest members, Angie Banks, as our May Member of the Month! Sad for us but exciting for her, Angie is set to start her new relaxed life in Idaho this month. Angie has been with us since the old-old gym, back in 2012. She’s been a staple in our morning classes since we can remember. We’ve enjoyed life highs and lows with her, most notably her marriage a few years back to Jeff (who has been to just about every CFL party yet manages to skip most of the workouts.) She is always first to support and encourage others, has relentlessly worked around injuries, and will always hold a special place in our coaches hearts. Her presence in the morning classes will definitely be missed (she has always helped the coaches calm the chatter down, now we don’t know what we’ll do!) She has been an awesome part of our CFL community and an even better friend to have.
When did you start CrossFit?
I started crossfit in Jan 2012.
Why did you start CrossFit?
I was running full marathons at the time and was only running. I needed to cross train and heard an ad on the radio that crossfit is the hardest workout you’ll ever do and love, so I had to try it!
What class do you frequent?
Of course the 8 am class is my home base ❤
When is your birthday?
January 2nd
What song would you sing at karaoke? 
It’s my Life by Bon Jovi (of course!)
What is your favorite cheat meal?
I love the filet melt with fries at Hop DeVine! Yummy!
List your 3 best personality traits:
Committed, persistent, loyal
List your 3 worst personality traits:
Have high expectations of others, too structured at times, need to be in control
What is your favorite movie quote:
I’ll be back!! (-Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator)
What is your best hidden talent?
Writing
What would be your favorite CrossFit workout?
Anything with Power cleans and running
What would be your least favorite CrossFit workout?
Anything with snatches ugh!
What does CFL mean to you?
How do I put this one into words?? Crossfit is my life, my second family, my mental health, my fitness, my passion. It’s what starts my day, gives me energy, and something that keeps me committed to fitness! I have so many new friends who I cherish and love. I have been so blessed to be a part of CFL and it’s a huge loss for me that I won’t be there everyday anymore. I will miss everyone and will always remember the amazing coaches who taught me so much and pushed me beyond what I thought was possible! Matt, Grace, Jess, and Dylan have been so impactful on my life.  From the challenges to the daily WODs, I will miss the smiles as they open the large door so I don’t have to walk around to the front! 😊. I am truly blessed and will always remember you all!