May Athletes of the Month – Amanda Cadua and Eric Johnson

Congratulations to this months athletes for all their hard work! The recognition is well deserved and their progress and ability to strive to get stronger and fitter shines through PR after PR! Nice job Eric and Amanda!

amandacAthlete: Amanda Cadua – Amanda is half of one of our mother/daughter duos that attends CFHF a majority of each week. #likeeveryday #boxrats Who are we kidding, we have to tell her to take a rest day! Amanda has played and participated in multiple sports since highschool and that competitive nature with herself  along with her dedication to CrossFit has resulted in amazing success at the box. Amanda is the epitome of CFHF strong! The coaches would like to wish her best of luck with her new career and in her search for another “home” box. We are all going to miss you week in and week out!

How did you come to start at CFHF? Why?

A: I was getting bored of my workout and wanted to try Crossfit for awhile but didn’t think I could handle the workouts. I found a brochure at Healthy Habits and Dr. Touchinsky urged me to try it out. I encouraged my mother to come with me, she is also a member now

Q: When did you start?

A: I started in Sept. 2013

Q: What is your favorite lift, WOD, movement?amandac2

A: My favorite lift is deadlift and clean and jerk.

Q: What is your most memorable PR?

A: All of them! From Sept to now, I have almost doubled most of my starting numbers! Most recently, during a partner WOD at a competition I did 145lbs for a max rep of a Power Clean. It was a 25lb PR and I still have to count the weight on the picture!

 

ericjAthlete: Eric Johnson – Eric was like many prior to starting CrossFit but skepticism gave way to commitment and that in turn produces results!  Eric is a business owner and works a tough schedule and still manages to get to the box more days than not and continues to make gains on strength and overall fitness daily. There is some definite carry over with his athleticism from his days of playing football and track and field.

Q: How did you come to start at CFHF? Why?

A: I needed to get healthier because my wife was pregnant and I didn’t want to be the fat dad who couldn’t play with their kids. My brother was all about CrossFit and told me it would change my life ( which I was skeptical ) but went to one WOD and I was hooked.

Q:When did you start?

A: I started in November 2012

Q: What is your favorite lift, WOD, movement? 2014-05-27 19.01.39

A: My favorite lift is thrusters or cleans mixed into a WOD.

Q: What is your most memorable PR?

A: I have consistently made gains in all areas from back squat to deadlift to pull-ups etc. I wouldn’t say I’m stronger than I was in high school but I’m all round stronger than I ever was.

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“It’s a team atmosphere that ends up making you better as in individual”

dont quitThere are many fitness programs out there and with any of them you will get out of them what you put into it.  However what’s the difference between CrossFit and “the other” programs? CrossFit  offers you quantifiable results. CrossFit offers you a sense of community, a support system, and personal accountability.  The programming in CrossFit enables an athlete to measure his/her level of fitness and offers them the ability to learn and be a student of his/her own body, mind, and personal athleticism.

CrossFit Hail Fire can help you achieve your goals in a measurable capacity. If you want to eat healthier, be more active, lose a few pounds, lose a few inches, get stronger, be pain free, sleep better, or just plainly try to be a healthier you…… come to CFHF and we can help YOU.  If you don’t know how or where to start with any of the these, we can help YOU.  When we say the program has proven results, don’t take our word for it just ask our members. Trust us when we say, they will tell YOU!

Do your children play football, basketball, wrestle, play softball, run track or maybe they don’t play any sports at all and you just want them to be active.  Bring them to CFHF and let our family of warriors support them as they pursue a future of fitness.  Watch their self confidence excel and athletic performance increase right in front of your eyes.

For as little as $3 per day you can change your life forever, so what are you waiting for?

CrossFit Southern California Regional 2012

Mom, Wife, Teacher, Fittest Mom in the world!

CrossFit Southern California Regional 2012We have a lot of moms and ironically teachers at our box.  Wait hold on…..We have a lot of “fit” moms and teachers at our box ;) Few understand the struggle that can be your personal fitness when you have busy schedules that include families, lunches to make, kids to dress before school, class work for your kids at school, and tests to grade. Lets not forget in-service days, parent teacher conferences, lesson plans……need I go on? However somewhere along the lines many men and women reach a point where they say to themselves “I’ve got to do something about me”, “I can’t stand being out of shape”, “I’m tired of feeling like crap”.  Can I get a AMEN?

Well ladies meet CrossFit Games athlete Val Voboril. Like the rest of you moms she even competes in the games with a smile on her face, see pic above. Some of you have much in common with her, some may not, however I encourage you all to follow her as the 2014 games play in the background of your respective homes as you go about your days being the life savants that you all are.  Val is the fittest mom in the world, Val is a school teacher, Val is also the most consistent finishing female games athlete and is currently sitting #1 in her region.   Did I mention Val is the fittest mom in the WORLD?

 

Pics and Video courtesy of CrossFit Games and CrossFit HQ YouTube page. CFHF does not claim any content to be its own.