May Athlete of the Month: Sarah Evangelista
“I am grateful to be May’s athlete of the month! I have been doing CrossFit for ~6 years and cannot say enough positive things about the coaches and community at CF128. I joined 128 in September 2020, after Suzie created a 7:30am class for me…😉. I immediately felt part of the community and was excited about the coaching I was receiving. As a morning person, Chris is often the coach guiding me through. I have no doubt my athlete of the month abilities came from his strategic coaching. He has helped me progress more in the last ~8 months than I have in 6 years of CrossFit!
When I was a kid/teen, I dreaded school gym days of cargo net, rope climb, mile run, etc., despite being involved in sports (cheerleading is a sport. We went to regionals and nationals…nbd) Those school gym days created loads of anxiety for me. Towards the end of high school, I started to find comfort at the gym outside of school and in fitness classes (Tae Bo!). It was then that I realized, I might not be that bad and maybe even good, at “fitness stuff.”
My fitness life spiraled from there. I started getting competitive with others, and even more so with myself. I ran road races, competed in a fitness model competition, ran the Boston marathon, CrossFit team competitions, etc. Ultimately, I found CrossFit was the sport that elevated my level of self-confidence, in and outside of the gym. While I still have many short-term fitness goals to achieve, I’m in this for the long game. I lift today so I can live to lift another day. CrossFit 128 has continued to help me grow, physically and mentally, and I am so grateful my path brought me here. I cannot wait to continue this journey at the new CF128 location!
Thank you CF128 coaches. You da best!!”
Sarah Evangelista (aka: Mayor of 7:30am class)