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September 07, 2010

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Accomplishments are something to celebrate.

CrossFit Fort Vancouver, Affiliate Cup winner at the 2010 CrossFit Games, has an intriguing way to recognize memorable performances with its Athlete of the Month program.

“The spirit of Athlete of the Month is where you start and where you finish and relative improvement,” owner Adam Neiffer says.

Athletes of the month feel the satisfaction of winning even if they don’t have the best times or heaviest loads in the gym. Above all, they feel pride for their efforts and achievements. The best thing? Anyone can achieve that title. It’s not exclusive to Games competitors or top athletes. Individual improvement is king.

Has your gym implemented an incentive program like Athlete of the Month for your athletes? How does it or would it benefit your box?

4min 46sec

Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 134, originally aired Aug. 25, 2010.

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4 Comments on “CrossFit Fort Vancouver: Athlete of the Month”

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wrote …

Is it just me guys, or lately does EVERY SINGLE PERSON that is on a Journal video seem like the coolest, nicest and most supportive person/coach ever? Adam Neiffer, Chris Michelmore, Pat Sherwood's Mic'd Up... the list just goes on and on.

I am (somehow) more and more proud of being a part of this community every single day. Thank you guys for showing me why I keep doing what I do, and that there are thousands of us out there thinking and acting the same way. This program changes lives for the better, and we have the best ambassadors in the world, all around the world, to help promote that change.

I'm truly so proud to be "one of you guys," and a fellow CrossFit Trainer. Keep up the good work, and keep the amazing videos coming, please!

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wrote …

Nothing beats Positive Affirmation! Way to go Adam! As a fellow CF'r at another WA box it inspires us all to reflect on the awesome job CF FT. Vancouver did in winning the Games--Keep up the good work!

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Adam is also a great athlete in his own right. I watched him totally crush a workout while he was visiting friends in Rockford, IL. He stopped in at Crossfit Rockford one saturday morning and was unassuming and easy going, but he nailed the wod. If I remember right it was 7 rounds of 7 x 135# push press, 7 burpees and 7 chest to bar pullups, he finished at 7 minutes and change if I remember correctly.

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Adam Neiffer wrote …

Thanks Guys, and especially to Carey for hanging out at our box for a couple days to put together some great videos! Peggy, you really are a rock star.

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