February 2021 Athlete of the Month

Alexander (“Sasha”) Goreham is our Mischief Athlete of the Month of February 2021. March of 2020 was a difficult time to get involved with CrossFit, but when the Illinois Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions disrupted a beginner class Sasha was enrolled in at a different box, Sasha found salvation at CrossFit Mischief. He has been with us ever since. Initially, Sasha sought accountability, more than anything else. Sasha is a clinical social worker dedicated to improving the emotional wellness of his clients. Unfortunately, though, his occupation does not leave him much time for recreation. Nevertheless, Sasha has increased his training attendance to three classes per week over the course of the last year, and he always feels better after leaving the gym. Bodyweight gymnastics exercises, like burpees and pushups, used to be daunting for Sasha, until Mischief technical instruction changed that. In fact, pull ups are now one of Sasha’s favorite workout challenges.

Moving forward, Sasha hopes to master double-unders and develop a stronger, more stable core. Sasha’s brother was actually the source of Sasha’s interest in functional fitness. Even though they cannot work out together, because of the COVID-19 crisis, the two enjoy discussing Mischief WODs and anticipate the day they can share their experiences in person. Sasha’s fellow Mischief Members may not know this, but Sasha manages his own photography business. Away from the gym and work, Sasha also likes going on bike rides and playing tennis. Congratulations, Sasha! We are so glad you stuck with CrossFit, despite the obstacles caused by the pandemic, and we are so happy to be a part of your journey.
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