"Lately I have realized that I know my body much better, I know my weak spots and I know how to turn those weak spots in to strong spots. :-) "
Another month has gone by so it's time to award another member for the great effort and team spirit shown during the past month!
This month, the choice was easy. This athlete has shown, not just that he's always in it with 100% but also his will to learn!
Alex started with us just a few months back, but already he is an inseparable part of our community! He's a great team player always cheering on others and also challenging his team mates to do some extra fun together!
He's a perfect example of someone who has fully understood the fact that you don't get better by just going harder and heavier, but by sometimes taking a few steps back and doing it better and wiser. That's the way to go Aleks!
What was your goal(s) when you first came to Stadi CrossFit?
There were 2 reasons why I came to Stadi CrossFit. One is to strength my legs and CORE since I've been struggling with runners knee injury and I haven't focused to basic CORE exercises before. And second reason was to get to meet new people and to learn from them. Recently I moved to Finland from Latvia and I didn't want that here I have only work. I believe that training can help to balance work and personal life. But now I'm hooked with CrossFit philosophy thanks to professional Stadi CrossFit coach crew. I really enjoy workouts because main focus always is on right technique and I got so many good tips from each coach that I want learn more and more. And by the way Stadi CrossFit is only box which is communicating in all social networks in English what was crucial for me when I've been searching for CrossFit possibilities in Helsinki. :-)
Describe a little how was your experience with the coaching style in Stadi CrossFit and how it has helped you in reaching your goal(s)?
Well, I already mentioned in previous answer that I enjoy focus on technique from each coach. I like that all coaches are different and from everyone I can take something for me. One other important thing is that all training are in small groups and coach can focus on each athlete. During each session I'm getting new tips about how I can improve my performance. It's great that coaches are sharing those tips not only during official workouts but as well when I'm warming up or when I'm staying after workout to work with my weaknesses or to learn new movement. All this experience helps me a lot and lately I have realized that I know my body much better, I know my weak spots and I know how to turn those weak spots in to strong spots. :-)
Any other comments you would like to make?
Thanks to Stadi CrossFit, I'm hooked with CrossFit philosophy overall. I started to read about it and realized that CrossFit is not only about hard and tough workout sessions but as well about lifestyle, about people and about right body movements. I really like that CrossFit community is focusing on kids and in the feature I want to know more about that. As well it's great to see how community is focusing on seniors. Each time when I see 50+ group performance I'm impressed. For example in Latvia this is not so common that seniors are so active and focusing on their overall fitness. And it's really sad.
One additional and very important thing is that each Stadi CrossFit member with whom I've worked out have shared their own tips and tricks how to be better in something and this is really nice feeling when you can learn from each other. Thanks for that.
"I really believe that your only competitor is you and each day you should compete with yourself, with person who you were yesterday. Be better version of yourself. :-))) "