Member of the Month – APRIL 2018

Here at UpReach we love ALL of our members.  Each member brings something new, different, and awesome to this community.  We are so grateful for each and every one of our members and look forward to spotlighting one each month.

Aaron Kiefer is this month’s member of the month!  We sat down with Aaron and asked him a few questions about his Crossfit journey.

  • What led you to try out Crossfit?

My hair dresser!  She would talk to me about “training” and I just didn’t know what she meant by “training” for Crossfit, so I finally asked her about it.  She would tell me how much fun it was and that I had to watch the Crossfit Games.  She asked me to go several times before I gave in and went.  She trained with a trainer at his house.  They did Crossfit style workouts in his driveway.  I almost quit after the first month.  It was so hard.  There I met, Nikki, Val, and Cameron.

  • What is your favorite part about UpReach?

The community.  This is a family.  Everyone is open, welcoming, loving, judgement free, and accepting.  I love that I am building mental toughness both for my fitness and in my life.  Having the strong community provides accountability to show up and do the best that I can for that day.  With that accountability, come natural competition with each other, and I love that.

  • What is the biggest change that you have seen since starting Crossfit?

I have seen  positive physical changes.  Since starting Crossfit I have lost 110 lbs.  I have also gained both mental and physical strength.  This has helped with emotional resiliency and patience.

  • Who would win a fight between Superman and Batman?

Lonnnnnnggggg pause……SUPERMAN!  Batman is just a man, right?

HUGE THANKS TO AARON for participating in this month member of the month interview!  We look forward to sharing each of your stories in the following months!