February Athletes of the Month
Our February AOTM are two incredibly hard working athletes, and we are so proud to have them as part of the Cadre Crew! Want to know what makes them such stand outs? Read on to learn more about Josh Grimsley & Megan Johns.
When we congratulated Josh on being the February AOTM and started talking about his CrossFit journey, he shared the following with us: “November 2014 is my CrossFit birthdate. I was driven to CrossFit out of necessity after sustaining a back injury while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012; with three herniated discs in my lower back I became inactive for fear of reinjuring myself. In 2014 I decided to search for a lifelong path to balanced fitness and mobility, so I gave CrossFit a shot and I haven’t looked back. Since joining Cadre in July I’ve shed 27lbs and continue to set new PRs, but more than anything CrossFit has helped me recover from what looked like a lifelong injury, given me the ability to find my lost competitive spirit, and allowed me the opportunity to bond with other driven individuals. Being new to Ohio, Cadre is truly a home away from home. At the moment my favorite day in the box is on front squat day with snatches still being the bane of my existence.” Coach Katie enjoys coaching Josh because he sets such a great example for the other athletes through his hard work and his ability to be coached. He is also an incredible encouragement to the other athletes by cheering them on until the last rep is completed. Josh is a valued asset to the Cadre Community. His drive, determination, and sense of humor are an integral part of his success in CrossFit. We are so proud of your accomplishments and can’t thank you enough for your service to our Country. Congratulations, Josh and Keep up the outstanding work!
Megan has been a member of CrossFit Cadre since August 2014. She’s a devoted member of the morning crew and always shows up with a smile on her face. Megan has made incredible improvements over the last few months, most notably in her squat form. This improvement has allowed her to consistently hit new PRs with amazing technique! Megan is drawn to Crossfit specifically because of the variety movements and length of WODs. Her favorite movements include back squats, snatches, and cleans. If she never had to do another thruster or overhead squat again, she wouldn’t complain. When we talked to Megan about the progress she’s experienced she said, “I’m doing things I never thought I’d be able to do. I see pictures of myself and I still can’t believe I’m capable of this! CrossFit has helped me build so much confidence and has been such a positive part of my life.” Coach Whitney loves working with Megan because when pushed to add more weight or get a few more reps, Megan always rises to the challenge. Most recently, Megan has sought out personal training services to get even stronger! She’s so dedicated to being fit and healthy and we love that about her! Megan’s absolute favorite thing about being part of the Cadre Community is, “The coaches and family like atmosphere. Whenever I think I can’t do something, I’m always told I’m so much stronger than I think I am. It makes me feel good that people believe in me!” We all believe in you Megan and we are so very proud of all your hard work and success! Keep crushing it!
CONGRATULATIONS JOSH & MEGAN! We are so proud to coach you, WOD beside you, and watch you succeed over and over again!