Athlete Spotlight

Category to house all athlete spotlight blog posts

June 11, 2018
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Goodbye, Coach Zach!

Coach Spotlight: Zach Starsia  For the past year, we have reaped the benefits of Zach’s coaching at our U Street location. Now, before he packs up and heads west, Zach will be on the calendar for one last Friday (June 15).  As he wraps up his last few days, we would […]
June 11, 2018
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Thank you, Emily!

Coach Spotlight: Emily Baskin Coach Emily is easy to locate.  Six days a week, mornings and evenings, at H Street and U Street; she’s up at the whiteboard — observing our lifts, pushing us through met-cons, and inspiring us to improve as athletes.  Along the way, Emily has woven herself […]
March 1, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Keith M.

Five months into CrossFit, Keith M. is smashing PR’s left and right; he is even competing in the 2018 CrossFit Open. Keith, keep up the good work in classes. You’ll have muscle ups in no time! Read up on your fellow CFDCer below.  How long have you been doing CrossFit […]
February 1, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Marissa W.

Marissa has been with a regular with us, frequenting evening classes at U St for the last 6 months. However, Marissa’s journey with CrossFit began long before moving to DC. We couldn’t be happier that you wandered your way through our doors and we’re so proud to have you as […]
November 30, 2017
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Member Spotlight: Bobby P.

To us, he’s a 7AM regular at H St but at work, he’s known as Chef Bobby! Earlier this year, Chef Bobby was named to Zagat’s 30 under 30 National list – quite a feat for a 25-year old. If you haven’t checked out Thip Khao, Bobby’s restaurant, head on […]
October 31, 2017
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Member Spotlights: The mamas of H St Noon Class

Finding time for yourself as a parent is difficult. Finding time for fitness is even more difficult. However, noon class draws the crowds…or at least the strollers! H St regulars and fit mama’s Karen, Mason, Katie and Glenda bring their babies (22 months and under) to hang out while they get fit […]
October 9, 2017
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What to Expect: The CFDC Smackdown

What to Expect: The CFDC Smackdown Are you asking, “What’s a Smackdown” then keep reading! If you’re also asking, “Should I do it?” The answer is absolutely! All levels, CrossFit DC vets and newbies are welcome. 2-time Smackdown Athlete, Anna Mackay recalls her first Smackdown below. “A friendly intra-gym competition” […]
October 1, 2017
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Member Spotlight: Shelina F.

Not many can say their family got them into CrossFit but lucky for Shelina, her twin and mother encouraged her to give CrossFit a try and the rest is history! Over five years later, she’s still at it, hitting milestone after milestone. Shelina, we couldn’t be more proud to have […]
September 13, 2017
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Strength to Endure: CrossFit Training to Race Across the Sky

By CrossFit DC member Danny H. –  Congratulations to CrossFit DC’s very own Danny H. for completing the Leadville Trail 100, the legendary “Race Across the Sky”: one hundred miles — yes, ONE HUNDRED MILES — of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain.  As the old Leadville saying goes, “You will give the […]