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February Athlete!

The First Athlete of the Month goes to Ashley Meyer!

I asked Ashley a few questions so everyone can get to know her better. Here is what she said!

Hey that's cool! That's so nice of them to pick me! Ah geez, now I gotta talk about myself. Here goes.

How long have you been at CF Philia and what made you want to join?
I have been at Philia since August of 2012 and knew from the beginning it was the place for me. The name is what first drew me in. I had heard of the four types of love, Philia being one of them, in a church sermon once and was excited to be part of a gym that knew what that meant and emphasized "brotherly love" among it's members. I knew they would be able to help me reach my goals in the gym and walk along side me in my faith as well. So glad I went with my gut and am still here!

How is your life different after being a member at CF Philia?
I think it's given me more confidence in trying new things, and just confidence in my abilities as well. I was so, so scared to start my first elements class and doubted I'd be able to handle it, and now I've been a part of it for 2 years! It's kind of the same way I feel about a wod. I read it on the board and I think "Oh man this is gonna suck", "I don't think I can do that weight", "I hate burpees", "Thursters? I'm leaving." etc. But I try anyway, and at the end when I feel like dying, I also feel so accomplished! Yay CrossFit!

Whats your favorite part about the gym or a favorite moment?
My favorite part about the gym is most definitely the people. Even though we are all super competitive at times I know that we are all here for each other and want to see eachother succeed. I love when we do max outs and everyone gathers around the one person that's left trying so hard to get a PR and everyone is just as excited about it as the athlete doing the lift! I also have to throw out love to the coaches. I've been lucky enough to be a participant in each coach's class and really appreciate their various styles of coaching and the special things they each bring to the table. We've got a pretty great bunch at Philia!

What do you do for a living?
I mold young minds! AKA-Preschool Teacher.

What are your interests outside of work and the gym?
This makes me sound like such a nerd but I really love to read. And have recently started to dabble in children's book writing....not so sure about that yet. I love finding new tunes and probably watch a little too much reality t.v. But mostly, I just love spending time with those that I love and care about!
Whats your favorite color? I think I appreciate all the colors of the rainbow at one point or another, just depends on my mood. :)

Thanks Ashley for sharing!