April 2017 Athlete of the Month

 In Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Paul Steinhoff  for being selected as the April 2017 Athlete of the Month! Paul has put in many early morning training sessions at Mission since 2014. He is one of the first ones to show up at 5am for the Mission Sport Program almost every day. He crushed the 2017 CrossFit Open and dominated 17.1 by posting the best Male RX score. Besides a 20min commute to Mission, Paul drives back up the same 20minute stretch plus an extra 30mins to get to work in Canyon Lake, true dedication.  For those reasons and many more, he is definitely deserving of the title for Athlete of the Month.

Started CrossFit– July 2011

Favorite WOD– Any Chipper workout

Least favorite WOD– 15.5 (Rowing & Thrusters) I was sore for 2 weeks!

Favorite lift– Deadlift

Least favorite lift– Thrusters

Story – First off, I’d like to say thank you for selecting me. I’m not sure I truly deserve it, there are way too many expectant mothers kicking butt on a daily basis that deserve this more than I do. I first started CrossFit when my wife, Katie, bought a groupon for my birthday to try a random box for a month. My goal that month was to attend as many days as possible and write down every workout with the intention of repeating the workouts after that month and never joining a gym. CrossFit was too “expensive”. It didn’t take long for us to realize the true value of CrossFit, we were hooked after that month and haven’t looked back. Since then we have bounced around a couple boxes until we found our home at Mission in 2014. The coaching and programming were nothing like we had experienced, so it was an easy decision to join despite having a 20 minute drive. Since then we have been truly grateful to be a part of the Mission family. Not only has our fitness continued to improve year after year, but the care and support Katie was given during all 9 months of her pregnancy was remarkable. I am truly proud to say that I am a Mission athlete!
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