Athlete of the Month

October 2020

Terra Weiler

How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? Just under 2 years. What is your favorite fitness achievement? I’m equally proud of my back squat and my “box jump.” It’s taken me nearly two years for my back to feel stable enough t...

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September 2020

Chris Gonzales

How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? About 2 years, I think, but consistently about a year. What is your favorite fitness achievement? I think I'll be really happy once I can do pull ups and HSPUs, but for now I'm defini...

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August 2020

Jennifer and Brendan

Have you met Jennifer and Brendan? How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? One year and one month strong! What is your favorite fitness achievement? Transitioning from kettlebells/dumbbells and learning barbell technique. ...

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July 2020

Alicia Flores

Have You Met Alicia?   How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? I’ve been a member since November 2014… almost 6 years! What is your favorite fitness achievement? My favorite fitness achievement was running the LA M...

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June 2020

Elisha Christian

Have You Met Elisha?     How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? 2 years? 3? I’m not sure….I’ve been in and out of the gym due to extended work travel, so I can’t keep track! What's your favorite Lit Train...

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May 2020

Debbie Calix

Have You Met Debbie?   How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? I have been a member of Nela since January 2020 What's your favorite CrossFit/Ignite achievement? I’ve seen a lot of improvement with my kettle bell swin...

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April 2020

Clyde Hagler

Have you met Clyde?   How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? It seems like we just started, but it has been about 2.5 years. What's your favorite CrossFit/Ignite achievement? Squats. When I...

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February 2020

Maritza Austad

Have You Met Maritza?   How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? I have been a member of Nela Athletics for over 8 years. What's your favorite CrossFit/Ignite achievement? My favorite CrossFit achiev...

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January 2020

James Saxenmeyers success story

James Saxenmeyer

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...

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December 2019

Karina Avalos/Mindy Bleeker

Have You Met Karina? How long have you been a member of Nela Athletics? I’ve been a member since March 2018. What's your favorite CrossFit/Ignite achievement? My favorite CrossFit/Ignite achievement would be just moving u...

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November 2019

Andrew Benavidezs success story

Andrew Benavidez

How long have you been doing crossfit? I have been doing Crossfit for a little over four months now. How do you think you have benefited most from NELA Athletics? I’m getting stronger physically and mentally. What's your...

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October 2019

Patty Quinoness success story

Patty Quinones

How long have you been doing crossfit? I have been doing Crossfit for a little over 2 years now. I started with Ignite for about 6 months before I transitioned to CrossFit. How do you think you have benefited most from NELA Athletics? Def...

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August 2019

Michelle Risucci

Michelle has been a member with us for over 5 years. You will most likely find her in the 8:30 am class working silently in the corner, but always ready with a smile and words of encouragement for everyone around her. She pushes herself relentlessly. She ...

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July 2019

Erin Bowerss success story

Erin Bowers

Erin strives to reach her highest potential day in and day out and continues to show improvement. She recently PR’d her squat snatch and can now do RX push ups as a result of participating in the push up challenge. Erin definitely has a lot more grin...

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June 2019

Brent Kisers success story

Brent Kiser

Get To Know Brent How long have you been doing CrossFit? I have been doing CrossFit for over 3 years now. What’s your favorite CrossFit movement and or workout? I love snatches but I can row better, might have something to do with...

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May 2019

Dejah Ortegas success story

Dejah Ortega

Deja is continually progressing when it comes to a barbell. By doubling up her workouts and it shows. She is constantly serving for the next level. Get to know Dejah How long have you been doing CrossFit? I've been doing to CrossFit for 4 years...

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April 2019

Brandon Daviss success story

Brandon Davis

Brandon constantly walks in a smile, he always tries to better himself on each workout, asks questions about techniques, encourages other athletes to work hard, always helping put away other’s equipment if he is finished, and he also runs Blue Bottle ...

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