Thank you to those of you who came to help us celebrate United Barbell's 7th birthday! It was a great day and we were happy to get the chance to spend time with you and your families!
For those of you who weren't there or are new to our community, we have a tradition at our anniversary parties to name the Ambassadors of Awesome. These are individuals who have stepped up to be pillars of our community and who embody what it means to be #ubstrong inside and out. They are passionate about their athletic journey, making gains and setting goals. They go to events and take time to make the new UB kids on the block feel welcome. Simply put, they ooze awesome. Over the years we have built quite the ambassador roster: Jon S. and Kelly F. (2011), Andrea S./Rachael C. and Sean F./Steve W. (2012), Jason L./Nikki S. (2013), Charles C./Joanna G. (2014), Chris C./Hayley B. (2015), as well as Anita H. & Loryn F.(2016). It is quite an awesome group!
This year, we had a few close contenders, but we are proud to announce Brigitte and Ester as this year's ambassadors!
Brigitte and Ester are both incredibly dedicated athletes. Brigitte balances her oly program with oly and swod classes while Ester has found ways to stay involved at the gym despite injury. But their dedication is just the frosting on the cake. Both of these ladies are strong members of our greater UB community. These ladies are among the first to cheer you on - whether in class or off site (or even out of town) at a competitive event. They both live and breathe UB spirit and continually find creative ways to be active in the goings ons. And of course, I don't think there is a member at UB who hasn't sampled one of Brigitte's many food creations (Thank you and YUM!!). We are grateful to have such spirited ladies to bear this year's torch! You are both absolutely awesome!