Member of the Month – Donovan Power

Shout out to Donovan Power, our latest Member of the Month!! He’s been training at 5 Valleys since it’s inception. A dedicated MontanaFitter he gets after it in the gym so he can get after it in all of his outdoor pursuits. He takes challenging himself and having fun seriously and isn’t afraid to combine the two. If you’ve met Donovan he likely has tried to recruit you to go skiing, go mountain biking, work out, watch sports, or grab a beer. Keep up the awesome work D it is great having you at the gym!!

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Member of the Month – Katelin Anderson

Congrats to our latest Member of the Month, Katelin!! She has been super consistent and is always getting after it and having some fun in class. Since joining Katelin has broken out of her previous fitness routine that was a cycle of starting and stopping and never seeing real results. She has been crushing it and has the results to show: down 10lbs, stronger than she has ever been, ran a full mile for the 1st time in 10 years, and positive shifts in her mood and attitude. Not too shabby for someone who didn’t think she would be able to do “The CrossFit”. Check out her story below and keep up the awesome work Katelin!!! Big shout out to Rattlesnake Market and Cafe for sponsoring our member of the month!

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Member of the Month – Sarah Bissett!


Congrats Sarah!! Sarah has been crushing it since she joined 5 Valleys CrossFit earlier this year. She has been super consistent and steadily gaining strength and fitness. Big thanks to Rattlesnake Market and Cafe for sponsoring our Member of the Month.

Here is what Sarah had to say:

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Member of the Month – Steve Kemple

Big Congrats to Steve Kemple!!! Long time member Steve is continually trying to improve physically and mentally and most importantly has fun doing it. Way to go Steve! Big thanks to the Rattlesnake Market and Cafe for sponsoring our Member of the Month!

Here is what Steve had to say:

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Member of the Month – Nate Aschliman

What was your biggest challenge prior to joining?

– My biggest challenge prior to joining 5 Valleys was that I was new to town and wanted to not only find the right gym, but the right people to surround myself with. I had a hard time finding what type of gym I wanted to commit to that would better myself for not only my day to day life, but also help make me stronger out on the trails.

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Member of the Month – Joseph Bailey

Tell us a little bit about yourself (work, family, etc.)

I recently graduated from school with a BS in Geography and I love not being in school anymore! I have been married for seven years, two kids (1 and 6 years old), I live a little less than a mile from the gym.

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Member of the Month – Jill Graniero

What were you doing for fitness before you joined?

I stayed active most of my life by playing sports. I payed basketball through high school and  softball all the way through college. Once I graduated from college, I stayed active by doing a ton of endurance races like the Tough Mudder and Spartan Race (I have more participation medals then I can count). Those races are usually a combination of strength and endurance, so I decided to join CrossFit in order to better prepare myself. I joined a local CrossFit gym back in my hometown of Staten Island, NY, and I have been doing CrossFit pretty consistently for about 7 years now.

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Member of the Month – Erin Peterson!

What were you doing for fitness before you joined?

I’ve always been pretty active! I was a competitive swimmer growing up and on the rowing team when I was in college. Before joining 5 Valleys, I had been doing CrossFit for about a year at two different gyms in New Orleans (I moved to Missoula for grad school in Fall 2017). I maybe went 2 or 3 times a week but at the time, was mainly focused on running. I wasn’t very consistent and didn’t fall in love with CrossFit until joining 5 Valleys!

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Member Highlight – Sara

 

Massive shout out to member Sara Markuson who took 2nd place in the MT Women’s Triathlon in Helena! A competitive triathlete when she came to 5 Valleys she had been forced to reduce her normal training due to some ongoing IT band problems. She has been working hard at the gym while being smart about her triathlon training so as not to overdo it. It looks like it is paying off!

Here is what she had to say:

“While you guys were crushing it at your hosted comp, I was competing in Helena. I just wanted to let you know that I believe the overall fitness I’ve gained from CrossFit assisted me in taking 2nd place overall at the MT Women’s Triathlon in Helena over the weekend. As you know, the issues I’ve had with my IT bands has limited my ability to train at the level of intensity I usually would. I wasn’t sure how my race would go because of the reduction in my regular training. I executed a solid race, and attribute much of my success this weekend to the strength gains I’ve made in the gym. You have a stellar team of coaches and I have learned an immense amount from my time at 5 Valleys.”

Way to go Sara!!!

We love hearing stories from members about how their training at 5 Valleys helps them outside the gym. If you are out there using your fitness let us know so we can share your story and inspire others to go get after it! Just email me at [email protected]