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May 2016 Athlete of the Month

image1Crossfit Pledge Fitness presents our May Athlete of the Month: Angel Martinez!

Hi Angel! Congrats on being named athlete of the month for May! We’re really proud of your improvement and consistency!

CFPF: What is your proudest fitness achievement?

AM: To date, one of my proudest fitness achievements has been to run a mile under 7 minutes. Seeing improvements in my speed and overall strength. I remember when I first started, I could barely lift the bar and now not only can I lift the bar but I can add weight!

CFPF: When did you start Crossfit and what attracted you to Crossfit Pledge Fitness?

AM: I started in August of last year. Prior to joining Crossfit Pledge Fitness, I was already going to the gym and although it was helping, I realized that I needed something else to bump up my workouts. I heard about Crossfit Pledge Fitness through a friend and decided to check it out and I am grateful I did. I came in with an open mind and saw the positive environment created by the coaches and the rest of the other athletes who have become like a family to me.

CFPF: What does your ideal workout look like?

AM: My ideal workout includes a lot of cardio and pushing sleds at 5:30 AM. I hate having to wake up so early, but I love the workout. The pushing and pulling puts all my extremities to work which is something that I love. It is difficult, but it gives me a great sense of satisfaction especially when I compare my progression from the first Friday session I did to now, which makes the waking up at 5 AM worth it!

CFPF: One thing that people don’t know about me is:

AM: I don’t like scary movies.

CFPF: What are your future goals as an athlete?

AM: Among other things, my future goals are to make fitness a permanent part of my life and to continue to learn and improve my fitness and lifestyle as a whole. I want to share what I have learned here with those around me as well as getting slimmer and stronger. I want to get in the best shape of my life and get that highly desired summer body!

CFPF: What’s your secret to achieving and maintaining fitness?

AM: There is no real secret, I believe that staying dedicated to one’s goal and working out consistently are key not only to maintaining fitness but in life in general.

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February 2016 Athlete of the Month

Crossfit Pledge Fitness presents our athlete of the month for February: Miguel Casillas. Congratulations Miguel!

Miguel CasillasCFPF: Take us through the process of not being able to complete a 400 meter run when you first started to finishing the LA marathon this past month.

MC: The process to be able to complete the 400 meters at the beginning was a big achievement for me because I couldn’t do it without stopping. I remember I fell down one time hitting the corner and another time I almost tripped. But honestly, just the people and the vibe at Pledge were always pushing me and supporting me, to the point that I kept pushing and showing up to class to the track on the Saturday and blacklistLA on Monday. All of that lead me to complete the L.A. Marathon. I went from 400 meters to a 5k to a half marathon to finally 26.2 miles. Thanks to all the coaches and friends from Pledge and through mind over matter.

CFPF: What’s your least favorite and favorite WOD or lift?

MC: My least favorite is the snatch because I struggle with those more than others but they’re also my favorite, I know I’m weird like that…And my favorite WOD is whatever is on Friday because after that is food time!!!!

CFPF: When did you start at Pledge Fitness?

MC: I started Pledge at the end of February of 2015.

CFPF: What is your proudest fitness achievement?

MC: My biggest fitness achievement so far has been completing the L.A. Marathon. But my proudest moment, I still haven’t achieved it. I’m working on it.

CFPF: What is your advice to someone who wants to start Crossfit or exercising in general?

MC: If someone want to start Crossfit, I say do it. It only benefits yourself. It’s what you make of it that makes it count. Follow your fitness goals and execute them. Time and patience will get you there. Thank you to everyone at Pledge.

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