December Athlete of the Month

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December’s Athlete of the month is Tommy O’harris! This was Tommy’s first class ever in the photo. He told me how nervous he was to even try CrossFit and how long it took him to finally just show up to a free class after talking to us about what we had to offer. Look how far you have come Tommy! Your positive attitude, energy level, and dedication to working on things you know you need to improve on is great representation of what a No Mercy Athlete is. Thanks so much for being part of our No Mercy family and  representing! #nomercystrong

November Athlete of The Month

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This months Athlete of the Month is being awarded to two great athletes; Anne & Kevin Stover! As the song goes 🎶 you can’t have one without the other 🎶. When Anne contacted us about getting back into CrossFit we were so excited for her and when Kevin jumped back into CrossFit with her we were even more  ecstatic! These two push their own limits every class they attend and challenge each other as well. It has been a great pleasure watching these two develop more skill and strength over the last several months. The both of them set a very high example of setting goals and going after them, having determination, and having fun with those around them. You guys are awesome! #powerteam #nomercystrong

No Mercy Nutrition Challenge

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The Challenge

Eat a total of 800 grams (g) of fruits and vegetables, by weight, per day. No foods are restricted during the challenge, but you only count your fruits and vegetables towards the 800g total. Raw, cooked, canned, frozen; doesn’t matter!  If you can weigh it as a standalone and unprocessed fruit or vegetable, you can count it. Need more details? Click here!

What if you already follow a meal plan? You can eat the fruits and vegetables you like while still following other nutritional targets. Your choices can be higher carb, lower carb, all fruit, Keto, Paleo: it’s your choice. You can cheat any diet or system. If you are questioning if something counts, it probably does not.

Why 800g? It’s associated with increased health and is a simplified way to hit those recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. (More Information.) Fruits and vegetables have more value than processed carbohydrates. If you’re already on a meal plan and seeing success, why not take your health to the next level and see how much better you feel eating whole foods.

Challenge Dates

October 15th– November 11th (4 weeks)

Points

  • 2 points are awarded for eating 800 grams of fruits and/or vegetables in a day. You do not get extra points for any amount over 800g.
  • 1 additional point is awarded for “diversity”: when 6 or more fruits and/or vegetables are used to hit your daily 800g total (where each of these 6+ items has to have a minimum of 25g). Hitting 800g is a day is a prerequisite to being eligible for this point.
  • 1 point is also awarded for working out at No Mercy CrossFit (max 5 points per week). A run on your own or workout in your home gym does not count. If you travel, working out at another gym will count.
  • 1 final point will be awarded for completing October’s “Daily Challenge”. (max 5 points per week)
  • Extra Credit: 1 point per week will be awarded for sharing a photo of your colorful plate, or of yourself working out at No Mercy. (No Mercy CrossFit must be tagged in the post in order to receive the point!)

Winner

We will award one month of free membership to the person with the highest point total at the end of the 4 weeks. There will also be a few runner-up prizes.

Cost

  • $10 per person – If you choose not to buy-in, you can still follow the challenge, but you won’t be eligible for the prizes

Friends/Family

  • No Mercy CrossFit members’ spouses, significant others or roommates can play along, too. Get the whole house onboard to stay motivated throughout the challenge.
  • The same rules apply, except no workout points are awarded and there is no prize in the unaffiliated group.

What will help you succeed?

  • Food Scale
  • Before and after – Body weight, Measurements, Photos, etc.
  • Prepping Food
  • Sharing tips and tricks with our community throughout the challenge
  • Follow @Optimizemenutrition on Instagram

Tips and Tricks

  • Wash all of your fruits and veggies when you get them home so they’re ready to eat
  • Weigh out portion sizes ahead of time so they’re easy to grab
  • Peel before weighing if you’re not eating the food in its entirety
  • Soak sliced apples in salt water to retain the flavor and keep from turning brown
  • Roast a pan of mixed vegetables (425°, 30-40mins)
  • Fruit smoothies are quick and easy
  • Peel, slice in half, and freeze bananas for smoothies = more fruit, less ice
  • Replace rice and pastas with root vegetables (sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, etc.)
  • Most restaurant vegetable servings are between 75-85g
  • Front load your day…try to get as much in at breakfast and lunch, so you aren’t scrambling later

 

References

Synkowski, EC. “OptimizeMe Nutrition.” OptimizeMe Nutrition, 5 Oct. 2018, optimizemenutrition.com/.

October Athlete of The Month

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This month’s Athlete comes at us straight out of “PUMP TOWN”!!!! Mark Gibson is probably one of the most well known names in the gym. This guys has an awesome personality that draws those around him in close. He’s not quite by any means and is usually trying to have the most fun he can while putting in some serious effort in doing daily workouts. Mark lives a great example of what it means to be a No Mercy Athlete. He’s positive inside and outside of the gym and for those who follow his #dailydominator know this. He is also very coachable and driven to be the best he can be. Its not unusual to see Mark working out before a workout or staying a little after class to get some extra things in. He also helps to push others in the gym so that they to are able to achieve great results. Awesome job Mark well deserved!

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September Athlete of the month

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This month we would like to recognize Quinci as September’s athlete of the month! Please reach out to her and congratulate her on being an awesome No Mercy Athlete! Quinci’s first class was a Saturday WOD if I remember well enough. Knowing our gym that workout was probably a rough one but she stuck it out and and kept coming back for more. She’s very quiet for the most part but puts in  tremendous effort and dedication to keep improving in her abilities and achieving personal goals. Quinci goes to school and holds a job and still finds time to knock out some workouts throughout the week! Great job Quinci! Keep up the good work!#nomercystrong #nomercyathlete

 

August Athlete of The Month

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The August Athlete of the Month is PJ Wead! PJ has been crushing it in the gym over the last several months! He has been focused and determined to reach some new goals he has set for himself. He is always quick with his positive feedback and always encouraging other athletes with fist bumps and high fives. He starts every WOD with a positive attitude coupled with a sense of humor! He is very coachable and listens to what the trainers have to offer him. He has been pushing himself further by signing up for comps and even took 2nd place recently at Long Road’s RX in July in the scaled division with two other NM male athletes. He is one of the people that make No Mercy what it is and we are proud of having him part of the NM family!

July No Mercy Athlete of the Month

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Congratulations Kileen Kaeck you’re July’s No Mercy Athlete of the month! Your seen pushing your limits every class and it has been awesome to see you building your CrossFit skills. Kileen is quiet for the most part but if you get to know her she has great determination and is competitive, especially when it comes to her other half John. Keep up the great work. You set an example for us all with your ability to take coaches direction for improvement and work on it to get it right.

June No Mercy Athlete of the Month

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This months Athlete of the Month goes to Todd Voskuhl. In looking back on Todd over the last year he has made some really big gains. He has shown more focus in his nutrition and it can really be seen by how much he has physically changed looking back at old gym pictures. Todd seems to be very soft spoken and usually doesn’t draw to much attention to himself unless he is with his side kick Mike Swink aka partner in crime. Todd pushes himself and challenges himself to do some crazy stuff like ring muscle ups with a vest on or doing it in full Police uniform. I have seen Todd doing more workouts lately with a vest on than anyone else from what I have seen. Keep up the great work Todd. Your efforts do not go unrecognized. #nomercystrong

 

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May Athlete of the Month at No Mercy……

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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!!!!!!

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End Of An Era……Start Of A New!

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     Holly and I started No Mercy CrossFit in 2012 with the mission to bring CrossFit in its purest form to the residents in Piqua, Ohio, and that we did. Along the way we have gone through several changes, and even moved to a large facility that we currently occupy. We have made several mistakes a long the way but are proud of the community that we have built. No Mercy is home to some of the finest trainers around, and our athletes best interest has always been at the forefront.

We were mentored by some of  the finest people in all of CrossFit from the very initial stages and will be always grateful for their  friendship and help. We had a good foundation already from the folks at Practice CrossFit, and received so much support from so many people that it would be too difficult to mention all of you. What we never imagined in a million years was the friendships that have been forged with our members that we will carry with us forever. Countless get togethers, vacations, and moments of fun and laughter that can’t be put into words to show our gratitude. 

With that being said, Holly and I would like to announce that we will be selling our ownership of No Mercy CrossFit  effective May 1, 2018. We will be turning over the gym to a partnership of Shawn and Jodi Chaney, and Chad and Brandi Lawson. They are current members that have a love for the community, and we are confident that they will only enhance the growth of the facility, and the community. It will be a smooth transition, and we are super excited for them and know that this is in the best interest of the box. It is time to begin another journey in our lives, and are proud to hand over the reigns to some of the most amazing people we could imagine. Running two businesses personally is overwhelming, and not fair to our members that I cant give 110%. We have so many adventures coming in the near future with Kamryn’s soccer career, and Kendall will be going into high school, and Kyrstan will be giving us a grandchild soon. As  you can see our plate is full.

  We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our loyal amazing staff that we are blessed with. I want to thank Chelsea Sellers our gym manager for your friendship and guidance over the past year. Thanks for believing in us and joining our staff. We  want to thank our training team of Dustin, Sandy, Emily, Foster, Kara for your countless hours of support, and loyalty. It will never be forgotten.  We want to thank all our former staff  for helping build up No Mercy to what it is today. To you our members: THANK YOU for your effort, dedication, friendship, and support. You took a chance on us and we sincerely appreciate it.

  Last but not least we  want to thank our family.  Kyrstan, Kendall, and Kam…you guys have sacrificed so much so that we could chase this dream. We hope that seeing how hard we had to work has taught you life lessons that you will carry with you forever. Thank you to my wife Holly for joining me on this adventure. You were the glue that held it all together like always. On to the next adventure!  We will still be training at No Mercy as members now, and Holly will remain on the training staff. This isn’t goodbye. It is simply a thank you, and a best of luck to our new owners!! See ya on the training floor!!!!!!

-Joey Franchise & Holly

 

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On to the next round…..

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Many athletes dream of qualifying for the crossfit games, and few have a realistic shot. this season lightning didn’t just strike once but  twice. This open season was special for No Mercy CrossFit as two of our hard working masters athletes have qualified for the masters qualifier putting them within 4 wods of realizing a dream of competing in Madison Wisconsin.

No Mercy CrossFit is stoked  to have two women represent not only themselves, but our box and our staff as they take on the 50-54 women’s division. Coach Sandy Curtis finished the open ranked 54th in the entire world  and  Ranee Richards finished open season ranked 69th worldwide. We could not be more proud of them and what they have accomplished. We have every confidence in you both and know your chances are as good as anybody!!!

Please join me in wishing Sandy and Ranee good luck as we wait for wods to be released on April 19. Job well done ladies.

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April Athlete of the Month

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This month I have decided to choose a guy for our athlete of the month honor that is truly deserving. After a brief time away from the gym he came roaring back in after he realized how much he missed training. He never missed a beat. He works his tail off and supports the community whole heartedly. This guy is a gifted athlete that also competes in martial arts. Steve Curtis is our newest winner.

Steve soaks up training advice like a sponge and has a knack for gymnastic movements. Even though there are lifts that Steve struggles with such as OH Squats he laughs it off and continues to plug away. A true joy to have in class for the coaches and never a dull moment to train alongside.  I can’t think of a more genuine guy that likes to work hard but never loses sight of why we do this stuff…..to be better at life. Steve has came so far in a short time because of that solid work ethic and never takes for granted the fact that he is able to train. If you ever want to be amazed ask Steve to demo some insane clapping push ups!!!! It is a real pleasure to have you as a member of the No Mercy Community Steve. That personality is contagious and something to be admired. Congrats buddy! You deserve it!!!!!! See Franchise, Holly, or Chelsea for your reward.

-joey franchise

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No Mercy March Athlete of the Month

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This month’s athlete of the month is Angie Palbas. Her dedication to not only the gym but the no mercy community is beyond compare. Each and every day she comes to the gym and gives every workout her all. She is constantly improving her lifts and her gymnastic movements. Recently her focus being on getting her kipping pull ups. With her dedication to improvement and dedication to attaining her goals I have no doubt that it won’t be long till we see Angie rocking out sets of pull ups soon.

                Her positivity and constant support in the gym is infectious and everyone who trains with her instantly takes on a new attitude. That kind of ability to bring out the best in people around her and ability to make this community what it is, is incredible.

                Angie doesn’t just come in right at the start of class then leave after the wod. She takes time working extra on mobility and recovery and I honestly don’t think I have ever once seen her skip an auxiliary! That type of resolve is what No Mercy is all about! Excellent work Angie I can’t wait to see how far you will go! Please see Franchise, Holly, or Chelsea to collect your prize.

-Chelsea Sellers

 

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World Class…….

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One thing is for sure the talent across the board in the CrossFit Community is impressive, and it gets tougher every single season. That’s  makes the point of this article so important. So many strong women…. but our very own coach/gym manager Chelsea Sellers stood out not just in our region but world wide by posting the second best score for the clean at 276# in the entire world. Let that register for a second. Coach Chelsea has always been known for her strength but to finish so high up there is mind boggling. She put herself on the map but also represented No Mercy CrossFit and Piqua, Ohio as well.

Chelsea, although blessed with strength puts in the work to continually get better. She has really dialed in the technique work in order to be world class. Nothing beats hard work and Chelsea puts in the time. We are so proud of your accomplishment at No Mercy. No matter what happens the rest of the open that single moment in time will not soon be forgotten. Congrats coach you deserve it.

 

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February Athlete of the Month…..

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So as we venture into “Love Month”, I have only love for our next Athlete of The Month. This guy comes into the gym with a huge smile on his face and is always looking to see what his next challenge is in the WOD. He asks questions for possible modifications, weight suggestions or just to see how bad the WOD actually was. Your February Athlete is Sammy Mikolajewski.

Sammy is the type of athlete/crossfitter any coach would love to have in class. He has a great work ethic and loves to push others around him, even during the toughest wods. He may not be the fastest at every wod, he may not be the strongest, but he has the biggest engine! Watching Sam move a bar on a Full Squat Snatch is one that we all could study and learn from. He has even taught me a couple things. The bar is set high…pun intended…when he is in the building. As a coach, having Sam come into the gym is rewarding. When the workout is over and everyone is flat on their backs, Sam is the first one to come to you and say “Great Job”.

The next time you see Sammy, give him a big ol’ High Five, it’ll be a low five for him.

Congrats Sammy, keep up the great work, your coaches notice.-Dustin “D-Lo” Brown

It is easy to forget how good Sam is at CrossFit and the knowledge he has gained over the years because we have done this together for over 8 years. Since we started at a different gym together I never would of guessed that we would still be at it. Sam brings a quiet confidence to the gym and like Dustin said has learned how to manipulate wods to keep them effective for him as we have gotten older. It is nice having family to share this journey of fitness together and No Mercy is lucky to have this guy around. Congrats Sam you deserve it. See Franchise tomorrow at work to receive your award. Job well done.

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Signing Day……The Harder The Battle The Sweeter The Reward!!!!

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I finally get to write something that I knew would be coming sooner or later. It is an article and a story three years in the making. I remember it like it was yesterday…

About three years ago I was asked to start personally training a young man that just finished up his Freshman year in high school. He was maybe 145 lbs soaking wet. He couldn’t even Bench Press 135 pounds, and his squat was only slightly better. His parents trusted me with his development and for that I am grateful. He survived all the mistakes I made with him, and survived all the 5:30 am training we did together.  He committed to the process and never wavered even when I made him do 20 rep maxes to build a base. This young man never quit believing that he would someday sign a letter of intent to play college football. He rushed for over 1500 yards in a single season and was a tackling machine. That young man is OWEN SMITH.

Owen has not only grown in size in the short time we worked together (up to 185 pond body weight), but he now bench presses 250 lbs, and can squat well over 400#. Through it all he remained humble, and kept his nose to the grindstone, and today we get to announce that Owen has committed to play football for the University of Dayton. I want to thank Owen, and his parents Pat and Caryn for trusting No Mercy CrossFit with Owen’s development. He taught me as much as I taught him and I can’t say enough how proud I am of him. This is a big day for our entire staff that either had the privelage to help Owen train or got to watch him work. No Mercy has proven that we can get kids to that collegiate level.

Big O…. we look forward to watching you dominate on the college level. You deserve all the good things coming your way. UD is lucky to land him.

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January NO Mercy Athlete of the Month

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The temperature is down but the intensity is up on the wod floor at No Mercy CrossFit. This month one of our newest trainers Sandy Curtis had the pleasure to nominate an athlete that she thought has worked hard, was easily coachable, and exemplified what it means to be the Athlete of the Month. She has made her choice and I couldn’t agree more…….

Our newest winner is Grace Brandt. Grace has been around off and on for quite some time, but has never stayed consistent until the last few months, and she gets to train alongside her father Tommy. Grace is only a junior at Lehman High School  but is a cross fit veteran already.  Sandy says she chose Grace because “she works extremely hard, and listens to cues. She is always open to corrections, and always does accessory work on her own after class.”

It is easy to forget Grace is still so  young with her quiet mature demeanor, but deep down there is a competitive desire burning. Grace told me she wanted to compete in CrossFit a short time ago and has made a real commitment to doing extra work that I program for her and the strength gains are showing. She even journals her workouts and weights used. A talented athlete in the gym and also at the various sports she plays at Lehman. We are proud to have Grace training with us at No Mercy and look forward to seeing what the future brings her. She is one of the good ones that make our job easy.

Job well done Grace Brandt!!!!!! See Franchise, Holly, or Chelsea to receive your reward.

 

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A Letter To My Younger Self…….

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    Dear five year old Franchise,

I know that your busy turning laps at the roller rink dreaming of winning trophies and medals at the next meet but please take a minute to hear me out.  It is noble of you to train as hard as you do at such a young age but please take notice of the team that is in your corner. Your just a small part of the team that makes what you do possible. Those $1,000 dollar custom skates that you will go on to wear didn’t come to you for free. Your dad will work his ass off to make it possible for you to wear those beauties. Your mom will sacrifice her own life and fun to make sure your fed, clothes washed and drive you to practice on time. You will spend thousands of hours in a car traveling to practice with the best in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Never take this time with your family for granted as it will shape your work ethic and love of fitness and sport for the remainder of your days.

When your nine your going suffer a major setback with a badly broken leg. You will spend weeks in a hospital, but this setback is only going to make you stronger. it should make you appreciate what you do even more and give you great insight to what it truly means to have caring parents, that have to carry you around in a body cast, and show you a pure love of a child in need. You will see who your true friends are that make it a point to come sit with you when you can’t get up.  Once you get back on your feet your gonna train twice as hard  and be even stronger than before. Don’t rush the process your just a kid.

The teenage years are going to be your biggest chance to learn. Your going to go on to win hundreds of races and travel the entire country. It is gonna come with a price!!!! when your friends are having fun, and attending dances and school functions your going to be at practice or on your bike putting in miles, or on plyo training, dryland training until you cry because you don’t think you put in enough work. Give yourself a break. Life isn’t this serious and take time to cultivate friendships.  Your going to figure out that you really could be a great runner as well and do very well in track and cross country. Your going to get looks from colleges to come run but it isn’t ever a priority. I am going to tell you that it should be. God grants us only a tiny amount of talent for certain things don’t take it for granted.

Your going to go on to a great college for a short time because your not going to be mature enough to make it a priority to finish. Your going to let self doubt creep in and your going to quit something for the first time in your life. Your going to turn to partying, and drinking and sure your going to have some fun but your going to become blind to a lot of great things in your life. What may seem like something terrible at the time is going to end great. Your going to go on and get to spend 13 years working under your father, and your going to forge a real love and respect for a man that you may not have gotten to know so well had you stayed in school. Always look for a silver lining because it exists if your open to looking for it. Don’t spend so much time wondering what if? You are going to get an education that no school could ever teach you. When your mentor passes away life is going to be difficult for quite some time. Your going to question God and life itself, but rest assured your dad groomed you to take over the business and be a successful person in life. You couldn’t of asked for a better role model.

Your going to meet a wonderful girl that you will spend years with but your going to blow it. Your going to make 10,000,000 mistakes with this one because your consumed in only making yourself happy. You will regret it all, but she is doing you and herself a favor when she finally gives up. Trust me when I say this. You didn’t deserve her at that point in life but everything happens for a reason. Your going to finally meet a wonderful woman that will one day become your wife. You don’t deserve her either but she sees something in you which makes her stay.  You will build a business together, and it will become the cornerstone for so many relationships built, fitness forged, and lives saved. She will be the glue that holds it all together. Franchise…..don’t f@#K this one up she is a keeper. She will give you 3 amazing kids that will all do amazing things in their own right. They’re  going to test you in so many different ways because there going to be as different as night and day, but your going to learn all over again unconditional love. Life will come full circle again just like your parents did for you. The traveling to sporting events will forge a bond that will never be broken, and the triumphs and tears will only make your story that much better.

Hopefully I have a few chapters left in my life story but it is nice to be reminded of the journey. Because that is what life is….a beautiful journey that is yours to navigate. Never let the highs be too empahsized and never lull around in the low points. Keep your family and friends close and let them be a part of your story. The entire world doesn’t rest on your shoulders like you sometimes like to think. Cherish your support team because that is all you have. We get very few cheerleaders in life so make it a point to show them your appreciation. So to my parents….you never missed a race, and you never let me down. Thank you!!! To my wife….Thank you for never quitting on me and allowing me to be a dreamer. To my kids….. I hope I have been a shoulder to lean on and your biggest fan.  To our crossfit community…….you have been a great source of inspiration and a group of solid friends that have morphed into family. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Just Enjoy what you have,

-Franchise

 

 

December Athlete of the Month……..

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By No Mercy Owner HOLLY MIKOLAJEWSKI

Our newest athlete of the month is fairly new to No Mercy CrossFit but has made a huge impression on our entire staff. Ultra quiet but fiercely motivated to get in the best shape of her life. This athlete rarely misses a class and has a genuine desire to soak up training advice and is making huge strides on a daily basis. I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Carrie Curtis as our December winner!

Carrie is such a nice person with a heart of gold. Don’t let the shy demeanor fool you. This lady is competitive and pushes hard. It is awesome to see her training alongside her husband Steve and her friend Angie. They all show up together and support each other. We are so pleased that they decide to give CrossFit a shot and chose No Mercy to make their fitness home.  Carrie has had her share of medical setbacks but that doesn’t deter her from making her fitness a priority.

Carrie is so deserving of this reward as she is coachable, supportive, and a real pleasure to have in class. We always look forward to them walking into class everyday at 4:30. If you have yet to have met her make sure you introduce yourself. You will be better for it. Congrats Carrie!!!! Please make sure you see Franchise, Holly, or Chelsea to grab your reward.

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November Athlete of the Month……

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November brings many things to the gym atmosphere. Cooler temps, new faces, harder programming with the Open approaching, and a brand new winner of the NMCF Athlete of the Month. One person has really stood out to me for the past few months. She is one of my favorite athletes to train because she is always willing to try something new, she has become one of our most consistent hard working athletes of late and has made tremendous strides in all aspects of her training.

I am priveleged to announce Jess Layman is our newest athlete of the month. Jess typically works out at 5:30 am which is hard enough already and that shows serious dedication. Then she usually goes straight to her job as a nurse working long hours. Jess has a great personality and I can truly appreciate how she sometimes likes to cuss like a sailor during a hard wod. @#*%!!!!!  It has been exciting to see her grow as an athlete since she finally embraced the consistency it takes to improve. Sometimes I am not sure whether Jess really accepts that she is a gifted athlete but we as a staff recognize it. Jess will jump into a cross fit comp when asked to, and she enjoys tough mudders and even recently completed the Columbus half marathon which is quite an accomplishment.

No Mercy is proud to have you as a member Jess! Congratulations on the award, and see Joe or Holly to claim your award. Keep working hard Jess, it has paid off.

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