athlete of the month

August Athlete of the Month: Heather Stratton – Crossfit Fitness Article

August Athlete of the Month: Heather Stratton August’s Athlete of the Month is Heather Stratton! Heather’s been a Solcana member for over a year and is committed to putting in the work of her fitness journey. Coach Garrett Hoffman says “Heather is an incredibly consistent and dedicated athlete whose drive and motivation are enviable! I love watching Heather as she constantly strives to improve her form on each and every movement.” Heather lives in south Minneapolis with her wife and…

Read More

July Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke – Crossfit Fitness Article

July Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke Congratulations to July’s Athlete of the Month, Matthew Rubbelke! As Coach Hannah says, “Matt is the kind of person you immediately want to get to know. He is warm and open, and makes you feel special right away! He is an incredible energy to have in class and probably won “best smile” in his high school superlatives.” Matt joined Solcana last fall to supplement his existing fitness activities as a runner, swimmer and…

Read More

April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain – Crossfit Fitness Article

April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain “Hello?!” Carrie just uttering “hello?!” is enough to get giggles out of her fellow athletes. Spend a whole workout with her and you’re sure to laugh. Coach Jenn says “I knew Carrie before she came to us and I am SO GLAD she is here. She took body adapt and beginner strength and then transitioned to CF. She’s such a bright light and her humor is incomparable. Carrie performs around town every so…

Read More

May Athletes of the Month: Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey – Crossfit Fitness Article

May Athletes of the Month: Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey With so many amazing athletes showing up to online classes, we have to celebrate two for May! Congratulations to Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey – both super consistent athletes who are stepping up to home workouts. Coach Hannah says  “now that we are virtual, Ewan has totally embraced this time in their fitness journey and even brought their partner Elly on board for classes. It’s so adorable and inspiring to…

Read More

June Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke – Crossfit Fitness Article

June Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke Congratulations to June’s Athlete of the Month, Matthew Rubbelke! As Coach Hannah says, “Matt is the kind of person you immediately want to get to know. He is warm and open, and makes you feel special right away! He is an incredible energy to have in class and probably won “best smile” in his high school superlatives.” Matt joined Solcana last fall to supplement his existing fitness activities as a runner, swimmer and…

Read More

December Athlete of the Month – Crossfit Fitness Article

December Athlete of the Month Congratulations to December’s Athlete of the Month – Molly Van Avery! Since joining Solcana, Molly has been a consistent presence at mid morning CrossFit classes. She shows up with an incredibly kind, supportive and enthusiastic attitude. Molly embraced the Open, tackling workouts with a smile regardless of the challenge. For the 20.5 heat she took part in all the 10lb wall balls were taken so she did the whole work out with a 14lb ball,…

Read More

July Athletes of the Month – Crossfit Fitness Article

July Athletes of the Month Welcome to July, it’s getting hotter and we have lots of summer fun planned for you, so get in here and enjoy the good company and the A/C! We are so excited to announce our July Athletes of the Month, and it’s been a long time coming for both of them: Pat McCann and Sasha Yunginger!   Pat and Mary!Pat McCann is the best rower in the gym. He makes anything cardiovascular or long look…

Read More

September Athletes of the Month – Crossfit Fitness Article

September Athletes of the Month Congratulations to our September Athletes of the Month, Rachel Peterson and Bruno Lima! Rachel Peterson is a superstar of the 5:30am class. She has worked quietly and consistently to build her strength and skills with very impressive results. When she first came to the gym, she had one of those kinda scary squats(!), but she has trusted the process, taken it one class at a time, respecting the pace of her own progress. Now she…

Read More

October Athlete of the Month: Aaron Rutzick – Crossfit Fitness Article

October Athlete of the Month: Aaron Rutzick photo: Adam Iverson Photography  Aaron is so kind to everyone in the gym. He calmly comes in, cracks a few jokes, calmly kicks ass through the whole class, and calmly goes off to SAVE LIVES! – Coach Jeff Aaron will often talk about how fit and able other people are while being one of the most able athletes himself.  Aaron will absolutely crush workouts and then commiserate with everyone that went through it…

Read More

AOTM November 2019: Jenessa White – Crossfit Fitness Article

AOTM November 2019: Jenessa White Congratulations to our Athlete of the Month: Jenessa White! Jenessa with Sasha, hanging at FNLI had to check several times to make sure that Jenessa had not already been athlete of the month, because she is such a huge part of the fiber of Solcana that it seems preposterous that she has not already gotten this nod. In the past she has won the Spirit of the Open award for being such an incredible cheerleader…

Read More