Member Spotlight – Meet Adam

Love having you in class Adam, you always bring positive energy and make the workouts fun. Absolutely the biggest hype man at 5:30am!! Thank you for being part of Unbroken. 💪

 

Q: WHY DID YOU JOIN US?

A: I joined Unbroken because I needed to make a change. I had tried the traditional gym workout so many times in the past and nothing ever seemed to stick.

Q: WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT SINCE JOINING US?

A: My biggest accomplishment is achieving my first goal of consistently attending classes for for 4-5 days per week through the first month.

Q: WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?

A: My goal is now a minimum of 5 days a week with a bonus day of training on the weekend. This is a goal for the next 6 weeks, then it is on to attacking my diet.

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT OUR GYM?

A: My all-time favorite memory happened on either my second or third class. It was a partner workout, and I remember thinking to myself that I didn’t want to let anyone down since I had not put that much time in yet. But without hesitation Honie asked me to be her partner, and that feeling of being welcomed into the group was overwhelming.

Q: WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO CONTINUE TRAINING HERE?
A: The team/family atmosphere is amazing. Knowing that the person next to you is going through the same physical and mental struggle as they work through the WOD drives me. But the most rewarding is afterwards, because obviously you are proud of yourself, but the feeling of watching other complete the workout is even better. There are two feelings that happen, 1 watching others finish before you is motivating to continue to push yourself, and 2 watching others push themselves to finish is unexplainably rewarding.

Member Spotlight – Brian D.

Meet Brian. 💪 Love seeing you progress, try new things and continue get better every time you come in. Thank you for being part of Unbroken.

WHY DID YOU JOIN US?
A: I had a lot of encouragement from my girlfriend Michelle in joining (July 2020) but most importantly I was looking to make major health changes as I get was getting migraine headaches really bad. Between my diet and exercise lifestyle changes, I have felt a million times better and my migraine are very seldom now..

Q: WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT SINCE JOINING US?
A: Doing a 30″ box jump. I didn’t have a lot of fear of not trying it for the first time but once I tried it the 30″ box jump the first time, I felt like that I conquered the world after doing them.

Q: WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
A: Everything…LOL! I still have a lot to work on as I can’t do a lot things (i.e. pull ups, rope climb, handstand).

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT OUR GYM?
A: Lots of good memories are being made so I can’t think of one in particular. Really have been enjoying with hanging out with the other members and my girl Michelle.

Q: WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO CONTINUE TRAINING HERE?
A: Knowing that I continue working on getting healthier every time I come. Plus, my migraines are completely under control which I don’t want to go back to those old ways and not feeling well.

Member Spotlight – Meet Joan

We love having Joan in classes. She’s always happy to get to work and always encouraging to other members. Thanks for being part of Unbroken, Joan! Keep up the great work!

WHY DID YOU JOIN US?
A: I’m trying to get healthier and I realized I could help out a locally owned business.

Q: WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT SINCE JOINING US?
A: Actually running 400m without stopping and doing better burpees (better being the key word)

Q: WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
A: Just trying to keep plugging away at getting a bit better every week. Also trying to get a handle on my sugar addiction.

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT OUR GYM?
A: Class #2 when we were to climb the rope and realizing I wasn’t the only one that was not able to do it. Coming to class was way less intimidating after that.

Q: WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO CONTINUE TRAINING HERE?
A: The people (coaches and other classmates)! I thrive on classes that are at a set time that engage more than just me.

Athlete Spotlight – Mallory Fennell

Each month Unbroken Athletic recognizes one athlete in the group that stands out as demonstrating grit, effort, positive attitude and embodies the spirit of Unbroken Athletic. Congratulations to Mallory Fennell for being nominated this month by her coaches here at Unbroken. Check out her story below to see why.

What’s your story?
I am in 7th grade at Olmsted Falls Middle School. I like to hang out with my friends, make bracelets and cook/bake. Also like to babysit 😉

How long have you been training with us?
6 months

Why did you start?
Looked fun and wanted to gain strength.

What was the biggest thing that scared you about this type of training? How did you overcome that?
Snatching is scary! Other than that I just really wanted to start going with my mom and sister.

What has been your proudest achievement so far?
Pull-ups and hand stand pushups!

What result did you gain from training here that you did not expect?
Didn’t expect to gain strength so quickly. Could barely do banded pull ups when started and now I can string together a few kipping pull-ups.

What’s your favorite movement?
Handstand push-ups

What’s your least favorite movement?
Snatch

What are you working towards now?
Bar muscle up

Why do you keep coming back?
It’s really fun!

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Athlete Spotlight – Steve Schultz

Each month Unbroken Athletic recognizes one athlete in the group that stands out as demonstrating grit, effort, positive attitude and embodies the spirit of Unbroken Athletic. Congratulations to Steve Schultz for being nominated this month by his coaches here at Unbroken. Check out his story below to see why.

What’s your story?
Married to Shelly for seven years (we met at a crossfit gym of course!). I have three adult children, 40, 32, and a 21 year old grandson. For work, I am a Director of Operations for a chain of Nuclear Pharmacies. I am originally from Michigan (GO Blue!!), but have lived in Ohio since 1990. I started crossfit 11 years ago in my garage, and haven’t looked back.

How long have you been training with us?
Almost 6 months

Why did you start?
Honestly, because I needed a break from home workouts, and the previous gym I belonged to required a mask during warm-up, strength, and even WOD’s. Our friend Ginger Kate invited us to check out Unbroken one Saturday and I signed up after the first WOD.

What was the biggest thing that scared you about this type of training? How did you overcome that?
Nothing really about the training. However, it is always a little anxiety producing walking into a new gym. i have dropped in to over 250 different crossfit gyms ( i keep a list with notes about each one), and i still get a little nervous walking in someplace new!

What has been your proudest achievement so far?
Making the Master’s qualifier for the second time this year. I suffered a severe rotator cuff injury resulting in two full thickness tears about 18 months ago. It was bad enough that the surgeon suggested not repairing it and waiting to do a full shoulder replacement. So even with that injury, to still compensate enough to qualify made me really happy. Honestly, I did not even sign up for the Open until after doing the first Open workout in open gym.

What result did you gain from training here that you did not expect?
My bar and ring muscle ups came back. And really without practice. A couple of the coaches just provided me the perfect combination of encouragement and technique and boom here they are again.

What’s your favorite movement?
Burpees, and every variation thereof. Think like Bubba in Forest Gump, (BarFacing, lateral, pull-up, box-jump, borad jump, lol)

What’s your least favorite movement?
Thrusters are the devil!

What are you working towards now?
I made a list of goals over 10 years ago of things I wanted to do in this sport. The list was long, and I have accomplished all but two. A 400lb deadlift, which is getting close, and a bodyweight snatch which stills seems a long way off, unless I drop my bodyweight to about 135 pounds, lol.

Why do you keep coming back?
We have a pretty BadAss crossfit gym at our house, so I am blessed to be able to workout any time of the day with no notice, but I make the 30 minute drive most days, because I work better, and harder with the 530 pm crew and the coaches than I ever could at home.

Get started on your story here: ​​https://www.unbrokenathletic.com/get-started