Athlete of the Month, April 2018

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Sarah Daniels, 27, Operations Supervisor, Shelby Township

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? :    01/01/2016

What is your athletic background?:    Played volleyball my freshman year of high school & rode the bench like it was my job… aka NO ATHLETIC ABILITY.

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement?:    Favorite: cleans. Least favorite: assault bike.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related. :    Personal: Realizing that Jesus is God. It has been a long road as I am quite the skeptic. But now I KNOW I don't have to stress about covering up my inadequacies because God doesn't consider them when He evaluates my worth, Jesus suffered & conquered the consequence of my imperfections so I don't have to, and I will be in heaven, whenever my time comes. It's been a heart wrenching/challenging but adventurous/invigorating/wild ride. Professional: Being afforded the opportunity to lead a large team of people in my current role at work & introduce changes to make the workplace more efficient & life-giving. Fitness related: Being consistent in exercising multiple days per week over the past few years! I've always struggled to stay true to a work out program. It's amazing I'm still doing this two years later!

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? :    YES!! This is the healthiest I've been in my entire life. I've learned how to eat healthfully, what steps to take to lose fat & how to scale movements to fit my ability so I feel successful & strong. ReviveR has taught me how to properly take care of myself physically & perhaps most unexpectedly & importantly - being a part of this gym has increased my MENTAL stamina & health. Vince/Sam/Jeremy have coached me in how to set up proper boundaries at work, take uncomfortable steps to manage my stress & increase my influence as a leader, allowing me to be more effective at work & protect my energy for the relationships/tasks that matter most!

What are your hobbies? :    Reading, learning, trying new restaurants, time with friends/family, traveling, concerts (see note on Pat Benatar)

What are your Top 5 favorite movies? :    Blind Side, Dark Knight, Lone Survivor, The Town, Meet the Parents

What is one thing we don’t know about you?:    I've seen Pat Benatar in concert four times.... wasn't even trying. It just happened!

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related. :    Personal: Ask a question to or think about God daily. Professional: Create a safe & healthy work environment in which all individuals experience God, feel comfortable to take risks, ask questions & are challenged to become the best version of themselves. I'd also one day like to mentor/guide/coach leaders on how to help themselves so they can effectively serve their teams. Fitness related: Keep moving 5 days/week & see food as fuel.