|Congratulations to Brandon Meckel for being selected as September Athlete of the Month. As hesitant as Brandon was to come try us, you can say the old saying, he drank the kool-aid and never looked back. During his short time with us he was participated in his first CrossFit Open setting new personal records. He has volunteered his time for our yearly women’s event. For those reasons and many more is why Brandon is deserving of September Athlete of the Month.|
Started CrossFit: July 2019
Favorite Lift: Squat Clean
Least Favorite Lift: Thruster …or something I can’t do ..like handstand walks
Favorite WOD: Grace
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with a long run..I mean come on man…why
Story: I came from a sports heavy background. It was football, soccer, baseball, track …something all the time. This all shifted when I transitioned to college. Now that there wasn’t a practice to go to, I had to fill my free time with something! So off to the rec I went…and right into the oh so original schedule of chest on Mondays, legs never…whatever schedule. As my lifting experience grew, I got bored and felt like something was missing. I avoided CrossFit for a very long time, the last thing I wanted was to flop around on the floor to get a dirty shirt and then toss chalk on my shorts for good measure. Years went by and I got a job where I was fortunate enough to have a gym at my workplace. So at lunch I ended up meeting a group of people to work out and it was all HIIT based, it was great! It was here that I got the pleasure of meeting Mission CrossFit legend Becky. She told me about this gym she goes to and thinks I would like it. She tells me this again …and again…and again for months. So one day in July I broke down, made my first anxious/nervous drive over to Mission and haven’t looked back since. Mission is the first box I have ever belonged to and I couldn’t be more proud to call this place home. The coaching staff is amazing, they are always out giving cues and tips to correct movements or make things more efficient. This has been everything I could have wanted in a gym and a community. I am honored to be selected as athlete of the month and truly grateful to be a part of the Mission Family.
Let’s get that work!