Athlete of the MonthJanuary

James Saxenmeyer

Years at Nela Athletics: 2

James has been very consistent, very friendly, communicative, and is always up for trying something new.

  • How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics?
I have been a member of Nela Athletics about 2 years or so.
  • What’s your favorite CrossFit/Ignite achievement?

I just like the realization that each time I go to class, I feel that I’m getting better and stronger at any and all of the exercises that I’ve learned from day 1.

  • What are three benefits that you have experienced through working out?

More energy to get through my days easier, stronger when I’m playing other sports outside of the box, and more overall confidence.

  • How has your life changed from when you first started to now.
I look better physically, I feel more focused mentally and I’m generally happier emotionally because of these things.
  • Have you had any physical changes that you noticed? 
Definitely! More muscle mass and muscle definition, as well as looking leaner and stronger.
  • What is your favorite part of the NELA Athletics experience?
Learning something new and or learning how to do something better from the coaches and then seeing the results.
  • What are some hobbies or activities you are into besides CrossFit?
I play ice hockey on a team in the adult league in Pasadena.
  • The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are three people you want on your team?

Coach Jahi, DeeLee & Bobby

  • If you could be in any movie, what would it be and what character would you play?

Fight Club–Brad Pitt’s character.

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