A little history: The Ambassador program was stolen (with permission!) from Oregon CrossFit. They developed a great way to get our community involved in being a community.
The goal of the RCF Ambassadors is singular: be in charge of everything that brings us together. Their main focus is events, in and out of the gym. Fun events, family outings, gym challenges, adults only nights, you name it. They also are in charge of the birthday board, the community calendar, and celebrating achievements. Their tools are the website, Facebook, the community wall in the gym, and their ever-present smiling faces in the gym.
Ambassadors will serve a six month term before handing the reigns over to the next group.
Without further ado:
June 2012 - October 2012
Carol, Elo, Ezra, Jenn, and Sandy
More information coming soon!
Events planned so far:
July 28th: RCF's 8 year party!
August 4th: Take it outside- we're playing baseball
September 22nd RCF's Strongest Man and Woman 7
October: Girls night out and pumpkin carving (not together!)
October 2011- March 2012
Alyssa was drug kicking and screaming to RCF by her husband. Now during his deployment were making sure she gets out of the house and into real clothes at least a few times a week. (check out those boots- the pony was jealous) Her nickname is "Mulan" since she's the spitting image of a Disney Princess when her hair is up. Don't let ball gown fool you, Alyssa has a nasty "stink eye" and a sharp sense of humor.
Kristi writes: I have been doing CF for a little less than a year (a year in Nov sometime). Got into CF under the advice of 2 friends. At first I poo pooed them, but then when I went to the CF main site and saw that there were videos on cartwheels, forward rolls and other gymnastics skills I knew that CF was exactly what I was meant to do! I love having people come up to ask me how to be better with the gymnastics skills, as it reminds me of the gym coach I was at one time. I love toes to bar and handstand pushups, and am getting excited about deadlifts. I love the challenge of CF to be true to form, both mental and physical. Unlike gym memberships that I paid for and wasted my hard earned money on, I love coming to RCF, seeing my family of friends, receiving the encouragement I always get, and hanging out with a group of friends who just are simply my peeps. RCF= AWESOMENESS!
Corina started with On Ramp in the summer of 2011, quickly cut out sugar and became a much smaller version of her former self. She uses her winning smile to influence her co-workers to come to RCF. Corina is using her ambassodorship to polish her party-planning skills.
Barbells for Boobs
Pumpkins and Ponies- pumpkin carving
RCF's Strongest Man and Woman 6
Girls night in
April 2011- September 2011
Carrie's a member of the old guard; brought to RCF by her husband in 2006. Carrie writes: CF challenges my lack of coordination - I too hit myself in the face with the wallballs (nothing like getting slapped in the face by a couple of balls). No wonder I was always picked last for sports teams :-)
Dawn's the "youngest" of our Ambassadors, she caught the CF bug in October, 2010. She's conquered her fear of rope climbs, realized running won't kill her, and has slowly "forgotten" to wear make-up to the gym. It didn't take Dawn long to realize that sweat just ruins your make-up and stings your eyes. She's truly become one of us in a very short time.
Amie is the smile thats always present in the gym. She's been at RCF since July 2009. She writes: I love CF because it appeals to all the senses. touch- ripped hands. sound- everyone yelling, cheering sight- all the human machines in motion smell- the rubber mats, the metal smell from the barbells taste- from the dry mouth I get before a wod, to the oh shit of not closing my mouth as I catch the wall ball and end up mouthing it, ewww.
Activities on their watch:
Easter egg hunt, Easter bunny visit
Girls dinner out
Mt Peak for time
Balls for Balls
RCF day at Emerald Downs
and now the outtake: