Life is hard, CrossFit is hard, being a teenager is hard. Being a teen in a CrossFit class when your parents own the gym is very hard. Your held to a little bit higher standard, fair or not. Our newest award winner has been training with the No Mercy classes for a little over a year consistently even though it has never been something that was” her thing”. No Mercy trainer Holly Mikolajewski has chosen Kendall Mikolajewski as the May recipient. I am so proud of Kendall, and the progress she has made.
She use to complain about training. Now she just gets ready after school, and puts her head down and works. She use to avoid the pull-up rig like the plague now she is doing pull-ups with a band, and challenges herself with not only weight but also adds in new skills regularly. Kendall moves a barbell like it’s her job, and displays some serious strength. CrossFit may never be her thing, or it may just turn into just that. The transformation in Kendall is awesome to witness. She now opens up a lil bit more in class, and makes sure she finishes very single wod, and thats what’s important. She never quits no matter what. Kendall has a tough exterior, but a huge heart of gold. Being a middle child is never easy, and it would be easy to get overshadowed, but Kendall has her own talent, and that is physical strength that few 8th grade girls can hold a candle to. She could compete in powerlifting right now and hold her own. To watch Kendall back squat is a thing of beauty. It is cool that Kendall has so many strong, and fit female athletes to look up to in the gym.
As a parent you always want to see your children succeed, and it is cool to see them win, but in Kendall’s case just seeing her participate, and making a name for herself on her terms in the gym is priceless. Kendall has earned this award for demonstrating great work ethic, hustle, and determination, and for that we are proud. The world is yours Kendall Mikolajewski….and if you just keep pushing you will achieve anything you want in this life. Take the road less traveled Kendall, and carve out a lane just for you. For all your effort, see Holly to grab your award. So very proud of you KENDALL!!!!!!