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CFP Happenings February 2023

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  1. Athlete of the Month – Father & Daughter Duo: Katelyn & Brad Crane!
  2. Committed Club Winner for January 2023!
  3. Athlete’s Corner
  4. CrossFit Preferred Calendar of Events!
  5. The Preferred Experience Podcast
  6. Welcome New Members
  7. Birthdays & Member Anniversaries

Athlete of the Month!

When we say this gym is like family… we mean it! Introducing our very own Father + Daughter CrossFit Duo: Katelyn & Brad Crane!
Katelyn has been a member since 2020 and Brad started in November in 2022. Katelyn started her journey as a way to continue her fitness outside of her sports schedule and Brad initially started to spend more time with his daughter before she goes off to college soon. We asked them a few questions about their experience with

CFP, here is what they had to say:

Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit and what made you have a desire to start?

Katelyn: I have been doing CrossFit for a year and a half. I wanted to become stronger and be more active.

Brad: I have been doing CrossFit for 2 1/2 months. I started so that I could spend more time with my daughter before she moves out of the house.

Q: What is one unique thing about you?

Katelyn: My dad and I love to ride dirt bikes together!

Brad: I race dirt bikes. I was also on a dance team in college and represented the USA in a China dance festival.

Q:What has been the biggest change you have noticed since starting CrossFit?

Katelyn: I have gained a lot more endurance in everything I do!

Brad: Increased flexibility and strength. I am stronger and have more sustained energy riding my dirtbike with less pain in my shoulders!

Q:What advice would you give someone who might be interested in starting a fitness and nutrition routine?

Katelyn: I would say that if you have ever thought about joining CrossFit then you need to join now because it will help you in your life more ways than you could think.

Brad: Stop thinking and start doing! NOW! I will see you at the next CFP class.

Committed Club Winner For January 2023 

The January Committed Club winner is Kurt Rinke!


Kurt has won $50 worth of product credit to use in our retail area.

Your $50 retail credit will be applied in Wodify!

We love seeing all of you work towards attending at least 15 classes  or doing at home workouts in a month!

Learn more about the Committed Club

Athletes Corner

Congratulations to Coach Pat and his family on the news of their new baby!

Congratulations to Margret and her husband on the birth of their baby girl Elenor!

Congratulations to Kayla and her husband for the news of their new baby!

CrossFit Preferred Calendar of Events

We want to thank everyone who has signed up and participated in our gymnastics clinic. 

Coach Andy did such a great job with coaching our members to improve their Toes to bar, linking their kipping pull ups and much more. We had so many members pick up the method of butterfly pull ups and muscle ups. We all left knowing what we need to do to improve our strength in these movements.


CrossFit Open 

The CrossFit Open is the season kick off of the CrossFit Games. This is a 3 week international competition where anyone, regardless of their fitness level or ability, can compete.

Here at CFP we form teams and host a “Friday Night Lights” event every Friday night for 3 weeks starting on February 16th.
Check out the teams below!


Arizona Spartan Race February 25th-26th, 2023

We are putting together another race group for this weekend! Take advantage of our Spartan classes to prepare for these fun races!!

Girls Gone RX Comp at Gateway CrossFit:

April 15th 9am-4pm
CrossFit Gateway
7400 S. Power rd Ste 108
Gilbert, AZ 85297

This comp focuses on community over competition; celebrating and lifting each other up. When you get women together it’s all about empowering each other and supporting each other.
Compete for a Cure: this event benefits the breast cancer charity called  Compete for a Cure. As a of the event your team will get a chance to create a fundraiser page!
There will be 2 divisions:
RX – Your team will perform workouts without scaling or modifying.
BAM Division – Athletes that are new to the competition scene or beginners. Needs ti do modifications in most WODs, new to Olymoic lifting, and newer to functional fitness.

The Preferred Experience Podcast

Did you know that CrossFit Preferred has a podcast! It is available on any of your favorite podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and many more!

Listen to our latest episode:

Listen on any your favorite podcast platforms!

Welcome New Members for January

Blake Murphy
Barbara Behrman
Marilou Ortmann
Nathan Corona


Birthdays & Member’s Anniversaries

Austin Ratliff  February 8th

Zac Cook  February 10th

Walon Pierce February 14th

Kris LeSueur  February 14th

Mike Rudder February 14th

Lisa Becker-Schmall   February 19th

Brian Rorke  February 23rd

Ryan Robinson   February 24th

Max Panas  February 24th

Ken Coastello   February 25th

4 Years!
Mike Switzer
Tait Rudd 

3 Years!
Bret Woodard

2 Years!
Michael Koberlein

1 Year!
Dallyn Fowler