Written by: Robyn Lynch

Date posted: November 25, 2015

AGE: 41


WOD TIME: 5:30/6:30pm

PROFESSION: RN – Valley Hospital

SHORT TERM GOAL: Improve my TTB and DUs. Continue working on power cleans/hang cleans.

LONG TERM GOAL: Pull-ups, HSPU with no mats.

WHY MAXABILITY: Little did I know that walking into Maxability 3 years ago that I was stepping into a new life and a new me. From the moment I walked in I knew there was something special about this box. I soon realized that not only did I gain a gym membership but I also gained an amazing new family.

This place has challenged me physically, mentally and spiritually which so often has prepared me for the challenges that life has thrown my way! I have been able to apply the physical strengths by gathering all my grocery bags in one trip. I have learned how to mentally endure long troubling days with work and family through our hero wods. And when your spirit is crushed because you still can’t master certain movements, you’re quickly reminded that within your weaknesses lies your greatest strengths.

With the help of these amazing coaches I have learned so much about who I am, my strengths, my weaknesses and the things I am capable of even when I don’t think I am. I know that I can depend on my fellow athletes to provide words of encouragement or a good dose of TOUGH love when needed. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people! A place with such positive energy and always going above and beyond in and outside the box.

So today, it’s very fitting to give thanks. I would like to say that I am thankful for Coach Lanny for always having more faith in me than I have in myself 🙂 Thankful for Coach Kim D for recognizing my struggles and taking out the time to guide and educate me. Thankful for Coach Mae for her gentle spirit! Thankful for Coach Ryan for coaching me while you’re trying to do your own WOD 🙂 Thankful for Coach Colleen for your inspiring quotes! Thankful for Coach Derek for always making a point to cheer on the underdogs. Thankful for MK just because he’s amazing 🙂 Thankful for Coach D.P. even though he’s M.I.A. Thankful for every single athlete in this box because in some shape or form you have all made me a better person.

And finally, thankful for Coach Tim & Robyn because without the two of you we would not have this amazing place to call home. I am inspired daily by the love you have for each other and your partnership in this box.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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