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CFP Happenings March 2023

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  1. Athlete of the Month – Jon Moreno!
  2. Committed Club Winner for February 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!

This months Athlete of the month is a Welcome post to our newest coach Jon Moreno!! 

(Jon Jon)

Jon is an OG member of CFP joining back in 2014 and now coming back to his old stomping grounds. He will be coaching our Tuesday and Thursday evening classes!

Jon has been coaching since 2018 and got his CrossFit Level 2 last year.

Jon has an incredible story which gave him a passion for CrossFit as he says “CrossFit literally saved my life. CFP was the first box I ever went to. I want to give back what was given to me and the gateway that CrossFit provided for me to live a life of purpose.”

Seeing members going from I don’t know if I can do this, to I know I can do this. Is what Jon likes the most about coaching.

When Jon isn’t coaching or working out you can find him outside being in nature. He loves to load up his Jeep and enjoy camping in the outdoors exploring new trails.

To get to know Jon better we wanted to know how CrossFit helps him in his day to day life. “CrossFit has given me a lot of things, but the biggest thing is it gave me self confidence and a belief that I can accomplish anything with consistency and hard work.”

We asked Jon to share a unique fact about himself so we can get to know him better. This is what he said. “I work for the best organization. The Keala Foundation based in Kauai has the best kids CrossFit curriculum around hands down. If you’re interested in facilitating Keala programming let me know!”
Jon, we are so happy to have you a part of our CFP family and coaches!


Committed Club Winner For February 2023 

The February Committed Club winner is Doug Severson!


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

Congratulations Maureen and Ryan on your engagement!! 

We had so much fun with The CrossFit Open this year!! Congratulations to everyone that participated!!

Congratulations to team Black Ops for winning the Open this year!!

Congratulations to everyone including our members kids who ran the Spartan race the last weekend in February!


CrossFit Preferred Calendar of Events

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 February

Rebecca LaGrett
Cami Penrod

Birthdays & Member’s Anniversaries

Tara Wright  March 2nd

Brandon Greenwood  March 5th

Mike Parra  March 6th

Claudia Chavez  March 7th

Travis Trible  March 9th

Michael Young   March 14th

Seth Bleakley   March 14th

Tyler Switzer   March 15th

Melanie Minich  March 17th

Justin Dupuy   March 17th

Richard Prescott  March 20th

Ravi Teja Gadde  March 20th

Maureen Smith  March 21st

Celia Bugno  March 22

Jennifer Wyrick Horn March 23rd

Andrew Lucero  March 24th

8 Years!
Amy Benton 
Doug Severson
Cindy Phillips
Pat Harris

7 Years!
Trever Wilkins

5 Years!
BJ Castro
Joseph Falls

3 Years!
Austin Ratliff
Cindy Kuna

1 Year!
Walon Price
Shelley Freeman