EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
May 2018 - Jenell Vanel
Not only the month of May, but the last 2-3 months, Jenell has been stepping up her game. She's been working tirelessly on her goal of getting pull-ups, and has been improving her bar-work in all of her lifts. Jenell is always smiling and bringing a great attitude - even though she runs from home to the gym almost every day! As coaches, we've all watched her get stronger, faster and leaner, all without ever complaining. So if you see her hanging from a pull-up bar, struggling to get that chin up high enough, cheer her on! It won't be long until she smashes that goal and is on to the next. Congrats Jenell! You're an inspiring athlete and an amazing roll model to your girls ;)
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I am a mother of two girls (12 and 7 years old). I am a twin. I also have a rhyming name thanks to hubbylicious Billy Vanel. When I am not being a mommy and wife I’m an IT Support Specialist. May 31st, Bill and I will be celebrating 15 years of marriage.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. I got started with CrossFit and CrossFit Cobalt on a groupon. Honestly, I had no intentions of staying after my month ended. I attended a Christmas party that same year and got so many compliments of how “Fit” I looked and at that moment I was married to CrossFit for life. I also knew CrossFit Cobalt was my home the first time I got yelled at by Coach Joe (lol).
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. My Favorite part about CrossFit is that it has something for everyone. There are so many variations of different workouts that you can easily find a class that can be tailored to fit your goals.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. I don’t recall the workout but it was a day that Coach Beth forgot to post the WOD and Coach Jacky came up with her own. The workout involved med ball cleans and a lot of running. It was like 100 degrees that day. I seriously thought I was going to die but I “Survived” and will do it over and over again.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. To stay fit, healthy and happy. Also, to one day do hand stand walks.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. The Filthy Fifty workout. That WOD is just all kinds of Nasty but yet so good.
APRIL 2018 - Andy Spencer
MARCH 2018 - Jamie McLaughlin
FEBRUARY 2018 - Mike Renner
JANUARY 2018 - Liz Johnson