If you haven't been to one of our anniversary parties, you may not be aware of a very important tradition. Each year we name one male and female our ambassadors of awesome. These are individuals who have shown up over the last year. They are consistent in attendance. They are active in the community. They exemplify our vision of what we wanted to create for people when we opened UB.
So who was our 5th year's awesome lady and gent? Let's take a moment to celebrate Hayley and Chris C.
It won't surprise you that Hayley has been dedicated from the start. What might surprise you is that Hayley took some convincing to put some weight on her bar. Hayley is consistent, coachable, courageous, determined, passionate, and brings out the best of those around her. She will be your partner in class, your teammate in a competition, or just simply be your competition in class (with a smile and laugh) -- whatever the situation calls for. Her determination is inspiring ladies and gents alike. She is the kind of woman who declares all she wanted for her birthday was a muscle up - and then does the work to get it (3 days before her birthday)! Since we've known her, Hayley has grown as an athlete, community member, and individual. And what's exciting to us is her dedication to continue growing.
If you've been in a room with Mr. Comma, you probably knew it by the sound of his echoing laughter. Chris is the kind of person who puts 100% passion into everything he does. UB is no different. Chris has made a point to not only join our community, but to entrench himself with all things UB. He is the first to cheer you on in a WOD and assure you you can do it all day. He is the first to strike up a conversation with a nervous looking newbie and assure them the coaches will go easy on them. He is probably even the guy that gave you your CrossFit nickname. His love for all things "CrahssFit" is inspiring and catching (you've seen us refer to his mom more than once!). This man might be the king of nicknames, but it's clear to us how he earned the name "the governor."
We hope these two inspire you just as much as they do us! Want to be a UB Ambassador? Bring on your A Game!