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October’s Athletes of the Month: Aaron and Tara

Congrats to our brother/sister duo, Aaron and Tara Bernardo, on being October’s Athletes of the Month! Please read their stories below.

 

Name:  Aaron Bernardo

Age: 32

Hometown: Hamilton, Bermuda

How long have you been CrossFitting?  Roughly 2 ½ years.

What is your favorite WOD/Exercise? Honestly I love everything about CrossFit, the more challenging the WOD the better but if I had to choose I guess I would say chippers (Filthy 50) or anything that involves body weight or gymnastics (handstand push-ups, muscle ups, pull-ups) and running.

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September’s Athletes of the Month: Michael & Mary-Ellen

Congratulations to our September Athletes of the Month: Michael & Mary-Ellen!

Michael Carnahan

Name:  Michael

Age:  55

Hometown:  St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

How long have you been CrossFitting?  8 months

What is your favorite WOD/Exercise?  My preferred workout is short and intense:  Tabata or Fight Gone Bad style.

What is your least favorite WOD/Exercise?  Long chippers like Filthy Fifty.  I’m not crazy about large volumes of push-ups or pull-ups as they are my weaknesses.

What is your previous workout/athletic background?   I enjoy windsurfing, paddleboarding, volleyball, skiing, tennis, yoga, but […]

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Then & Now: Vincent Baker

Then
Now

We all come from somewhere. Meaning, we all have our own beginning, our own starting point that got us to the place we are today, especially when it comes to our journey in health and fitness. It is too true that society constantly flashes advertisements of ‘quick fixes’ or ‘easy dieting’ that guarantees us to achieve our desired goals within a matter of weeks, sometimes days. But the actual truth that no one desires to hear and accept […]

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August’s Athletes of the Month: Craig Morgan and Karmen Berube

Congratulations to Craig and Karmen! 

Karmen Berube
Name: Karmen BerubeAge: 40Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta, CanadaHow long have you been CrossFitting? Almost 4 years What is your favorite WOD/Exercise? Anything with deadlifts or cleans. What is your least favorite WOD/Exercise? 16.5 which was 14.5 (seemingly never-ending thrusters and burpees over the bar) What is your previous workout/athletic background? I have skied since I was a young child, briefly tried Taekwondo, briefly tried kickboxing, went to a typical gym on and off, and I golf. What was your first […]

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Then & Now: Celene Crance

Celene Crance

Left: July 2013 | Right: November 2016

 

We all come from somewhere. Meaning, we all have our own beginning, our own starting point that got us to the place we are today, especially when it comes to our journey in health and fitness. It is too true that society constantly flashes advertisements of ‘quick fixes’ or ‘easy dieting’ that guarantees us to achieve our desired goals within a matter of weeks, sometimes days. But the actual truth […]

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July’s Athletes of the Month: Melanie Khouri & Roberto Toffoli

Congratulations to Mel & Roberto, our July Athletes of the Month!

Check out our interview with both of them below! 
Melanie Khouri

Name:  Melanie Khouri

Age:  50

Hometown:  Grand Cayman

How long have you been CrossFitting?  8 plus years (I think)

What is your favorite WOD/Exercise?  Anything with snatches (which I used to hate)

What is your least favorite WOD/Exercise?  Fight Gone Bad

What is your previous workout/athletic background?  None till my twenties when I started to run and then gym classes being a mix of […]

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Then & Now: Nate Gemmiti

We all come from somewhere. Meaning, we all have our own beginning, our own starting point that got us to the place we are today, especially when it comes to our journey in health and fitness. It is too true that society constantly flashes advertisements of ‘quick fixes’ or ‘easy dieting’ that guarantees us to achieve our desired goals within a matter of weeks, sometimes days. But the actual truth that no one desires to hear and accept […]

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June’s Athletes of the Month: Ghilly Ghyoot & Caroline Barton

Congratulations to Ghilly and Caroline, our June Athletes of the Month!

 

Check out our interview with each of them below!
Ghilly

Name: Ghislain Ghyoot

Age: 34

Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa

How long have you been CrossFitting? Since January 2011 – 6 years and change

What is your favorite WOD/Exercise? I like the technical things, Rope Climbs, Olympic lifting work, Muscle Up’s, Hand Stand Push Up’s, Double Unders…and squatting and deadlifts.

What is your least favorite WOD/Exercise? Long slog metabolic type workouts are not so fun.

What is your previous workout/athletic background? General […]

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May’s Athletes of the Month: Niko Whittaker & Bianca Leacock

Congratulations to our May Athletes of the Month: Niko & Bianca!
 Check out our interview with them below!

Name: Niko Whittaker

Age: 40

Hometown: George Town, Cayman Islands

How long have you been CrossFitting? Since it opened; around 7 years

What is your favorite WOD/Exercise? Any with pull-ups, push-ups and snatches

What is your least favorite WOD/Exercise? Fran

What is your previous workout/athletic background? Steady gym goer

What was your first experience at CrossFit Cayman like? Badger, nuff said!

What results have you seen since CrossFitting? Better overall fitness compared to the gym

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April’s Athlete of the Month: Maxim Matienzo

Congratulations to Max, our April Athlete of the Month!

Check out our interview with Max below!

Name: Maxim Matienzo-Martinez

Age: 26

Hometown: Cuba  

How long have you been CrossFitting? Over a year and 2 months
 
What is your favorite WOD/Exercise? Filthy Fifty and Power Cleans
 
What is your least favorite WOD/Exercise? Anything overhead! Those movements are super challenging for me, but I’m getting better!
 
What is your previous workout/athletic background? I have a boxing and aerobics type of workout/exercise background.
 
What was your first experience at CrossFit Cayman like? […]

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