February Athlete of The Month – Colette LaPorte!!
Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.
Our February Athlete of the Month is Colette LaPorte! She started with fundamentals back in June of 2016 and has been in group classes since July. You’ll usually find her with the 6:30 am crew, but she occasionally pops into noon as well. Colette has been a natural since she walked in the door. It’s been really exciting to see the progress she’s made on top of such a solid foundation. She puts the work in during class and pays close attention to taking the proper steps to reach her goals. All that work has certainly paid off in her time here! We’ve enjoyed Colette’s infectiously positive attitude and watching her continuous gains over the last few months and we’re excited to see her continue to progress for many more years! Colette, we are proud to have you as our February Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this community. Thanks for all your hard work and the smiles you bring us on a regular basis! Congratulations!
My dad would say to me growing up “just do your best, no matter what that is” and I always try to apply that to my life.
I played soccer as a kid and have always been a runner. I got into weight lifting about 4 or 5 years ago.
I started training with Gen in June of 2016
The camaraderie and the competition. It’s nice to meet like-minded people and to have them push you harder than you would working out alone.
That not everyone is critiquing you or watching what you’re doing like you might think. Focus on progress, not perfection!
Pizza – it’s my love language
Anytime I push myself harder than I thought I could. Whenever I do more weight, reps, whatever more than I originally thought I could going into the workout.
“Let’s get this over with”
I’m fluent in French and my fingers are double jointed so I can twist my hand into a pretzel.
Can I plead the 5th? I went to OU…