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I am looking for a family to host Elin, who is 17 years old from Sweden who loves Crossfit and hiking! :)

Can you help me in my search for a family who can open their heart and home to Elin? We’re offering a referral gift card or donation for the name of any family that will host.

It is through student exchange that we plant seeds of kindness and understanding while building friendships around the world.
I want to ensure you know Functional Fitness is returning to Europa this year with the 2019 Desert Cup happening at Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday, August 10th (Two Person Teams) and Sunday, August 11th (Individuals).

Grab your partner and get yourselves registered today!
Early bird rates ends on Monday, June 10th!

We hope to see many of you there!

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Thank you Papago Crossfit for the awesome memories that I will always cherish! Chris thank you so much for giving me a space to come in goof around and workout with friends I’m so excited for you all starting at a new place! It’ll be weird not seeing everyone daily but I’ll stop by and stay in touch. Thank you again Chris for providing a place I will always cherish the memories there! 🤙🏻

Papago CrossFit is a community of members and coaches that believe together we can go further than we could alone. Fitness, health and well being are shared through Yoga and CrossFit to those who are willing to come and share in the sweat and fitness.

Papago Crossfit clients have been able to get off Diabetes medication, low blood pressure medication, fit into jeans that haven't fit in 10 years, the list goes on and on. All of these cases are achievable by anyone and everyone. We are looking to add more stories like these to the list, will it be you? There is only one way to know, our FREE intro is yours for the taking. Message us and take the

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Timeline Photos 04/11/2021

Member Hightlight:

Name: Arthur Burkham
Age: 32
Hometown: Moved around a few times. Lived in Sierra Vista, AZ the longest.
Occupation: Finance Manager

When did you first start CrossFitting? Have tried it off/on for a few years now, but have been consistent since March 2020

When did you first start training at Papago? March 2020

Favorite CrossFit skill/WOD: Handstand pushups and pullups

Least Favorite skill/WOD: any movement with the box

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: A lot of soccer, football in high school, globo-gyms after that

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? Coworker convinced me to try it. Don’t remember the first WOD, but I’m sure it was amazing.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? Biggest change that I am most proud of is that I can now run a mile without stopping, it is a slow run but haven’t been able to do that for a long time.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit moments: Really happy finishing the Murph for the first time. Also Friday Night Lights are super fun.

Any advice for people just getting started? Be patient with your progress.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of the gym? Investing, coffee, computer programming, writing.

Member Hightlight:

Name: Arthur Burkham
Age: 32
Hometown: Moved around a few times. Lived in Sierra Vista, AZ the longest.
Occupation: Finance Manager

When did you first start CrossFitting? Have tried it off/on for a few years now, but have been consistent since March 2020

When did you first start training at Papago? March 2020

Favorite CrossFit skill/WOD: Handstand pushups and pullups

Least Favorite skill/WOD: any movement with the box

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: A lot of soccer, football in high school, globo-gyms after that

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? Coworker convinced me to try it. Don’t remember the first WOD, but I’m sure it was amazing.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? Biggest change that I am most proud of is that I can now run a mile without stopping, it is a slow run but haven’t been able to do that for a long time.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit moments: Really happy finishing the Murph for the first time. Also Friday Night Lights are super fun.

Any advice for people just getting started? Be patient with your progress.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of the gym? Investing, coffee, computer programming, writing.

04/06/2021

Featured Member!
Name: Chris Ferrell
Age: 34
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: DREAMS Program Supervisor at Terros Health HIV Prevention Department

When did you first start CrossFitting?
I first started Crossfit in October of 2020.
When did you first start training at Papago?
I started training with Papago also in October of 2020. Prior to my current training, high school was the only
other time I worked out.
Favorite CrossFit skill/WOD:
While I haven’t yet mastered this skill, I enjoy learning/developing my hand stand walks. It is very difficult for
sure but, I like knowing that I one day I will be strong enough to accomplish this goal.
Least Favorite skill/WOD:
FRAN is by far my least favorite of the WOD’s. Thrusters seem to be my arch nemesis.
Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
I come from virtually no fitness background. When I first started Crossfit I must admit I was overwhelmed. The
last time I truly worked out so intensely was in my younger years. Though through perseverance I continue to
show up and do the work.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did
it feel?
My friend and co-worker (Cathy Parker) continued to come into the office full of joy, confidence, excitement,
and overall elation. I thought to myself, I want that too. I asked her “what was she doing differently”, she said

Crossfit! I said okay, no thanks. She eventually convinced me to make an appointment with Coach Chris and I
nearly died during the fitness test. But I remember the first thing Coach Chris said to me was listen to your
body. It wasn’t about being the best athlete at Papago. It was about being the best version of myself. I came
back and the first WOD was “The Longest Mile”. Fitting because it seemed to go on forever, but I got through
it. I felt amazing knowing that I pushed myself further than I had in a very long time.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF?
I have definitely lost more than a few inches off of my waist. And I am more conscience of what I eat and drink.
Which ultimately helps me through the workouts and everyday life. In total I have lost 20 lbs since October of
2020.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit moments:
My interactions with all of the coaches are always a pleasure. There is no judgment, shame, or guilt for where
your skill level is when training. Also, I love the support that I receive from the other members. Cheering each
other on to push through your limits and complete a WOD really helps.
Any advice for people just getting started?
Go for it! Don’t wait or continue to let excuses halt or hinder your decision to experience the best of what you
can do. You don’t know, until you know!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of the gym?
I love hanging out with friends and family outside of the gym. Relaxing, joking, and laughing in a safe and
judgement free environment is the best medicine for me.

Featured Member!
Name: Chris Ferrell
Age: 34
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: DREAMS Program Supervisor at Terros Health HIV Prevention Department

When did you first start CrossFitting?
I first started Crossfit in October of 2020.
When did you first start training at Papago?
I started training with Papago also in October of 2020. Prior to my current training, high school was the only
other time I worked out.
Favorite CrossFit skill/WOD:
While I haven’t yet mastered this skill, I enjoy learning/developing my hand stand walks. It is very difficult for
sure but, I like knowing that I one day I will be strong enough to accomplish this goal.
Least Favorite skill/WOD:
FRAN is by far my least favorite of the WOD’s. Thrusters seem to be my arch nemesis.
Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
I come from virtually no fitness background. When I first started Crossfit I must admit I was overwhelmed. The
last time I truly worked out so intensely was in my younger years. Though through perseverance I continue to
show up and do the work.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did
it feel?
My friend and co-worker (Cathy Parker) continued to come into the office full of joy, confidence, excitement,
and overall elation. I thought to myself, I want that too. I asked her “what was she doing differently”, she said

Crossfit! I said okay, no thanks. She eventually convinced me to make an appointment with Coach Chris and I
nearly died during the fitness test. But I remember the first thing Coach Chris said to me was listen to your
body. It wasn’t about being the best athlete at Papago. It was about being the best version of myself. I came
back and the first WOD was “The Longest Mile”. Fitting because it seemed to go on forever, but I got through
it. I felt amazing knowing that I pushed myself further than I had in a very long time.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF?
I have definitely lost more than a few inches off of my waist. And I am more conscience of what I eat and drink.
Which ultimately helps me through the workouts and everyday life. In total I have lost 20 lbs since October of
2020.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit moments:
My interactions with all of the coaches are always a pleasure. There is no judgment, shame, or guilt for where
your skill level is when training. Also, I love the support that I receive from the other members. Cheering each
other on to push through your limits and complete a WOD really helps.
Any advice for people just getting started?
Go for it! Don’t wait or continue to let excuses halt or hinder your decision to experience the best of what you
can do. You don’t know, until you know!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of the gym?
I love hanging out with friends and family outside of the gym. Relaxing, joking, and laughing in a safe and
judgement free environment is the best medicine for me.

02/06/2021

Nice little Saturday.

#papagocrossfityoga

02/05/2021

Nice little Friday with my BFF.

#papagocrossfityoga #papagofitfam #cenpho

02/04/2021

Finishing off the Hero WOD, Zach Teller.

#wodfinisher #corework
#papagofitfam

01/18/2021

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

#supportandloveoneanother

01/01/2021

Congratulations Papago CrossFit 2021 January Member of the Month!
Name: Sharon
Age:33
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

1) Occupation:

I work for the Department of Economic Security as a lead for the Family Assistance Administration but soon will be working for the client liaison/special assistance unit. :)

2)When did you first start taking yoga?

I started yoga around March 2019.

3) When did you first start training at Papago?

Around September of this year.(2020)

4) Favorite Yoga Pose:

There are so many that I find so helpful but lately because I sit a lot at work I find that pigeon pose feels so good afterward for my lower back and hips.

5) Least Favorite yoga pose:
I probably would have to echo what a lot of people say which is boat pose haha.

6) Tell us about your sports & fitness background:

I didn’t play organized sports but I liked the activities in PE. After that I honestly didn’t see the importance of fitness and just had a lot of excuses for not joining a gym and exercising. But then after having health issues related to stress and anxiety, I turned to cardio and then yoga.

7) How did you first get exposed to Papago CrossFit? Take us back to your first class… what was it, and how did it feel?

I started yoga at Ironwood Yoga and my first ever class was with Megan and I regularly took her foundations class. I wanted to keep practicing yoga in person to go along with the virtual yoga environment that Ironwood has now so I came to Papago to keep practicing with her. I think the one thing from the first class was that it was the first time I had practiced in person at a studio in months and seen so many people from Ironwood that I hadn’t seen since March when the shutdowns happened. It was just an amazing feeling to be back on my mat at a studio. I’m sure that at some point in the class Megan told me to relax my trap muscles lol.


8) What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting yoga?

It’s seriously been an amazing journey for me. I found myself in this position around October 2018 where I had zero control over my stress and anxiety, but I also wasn’t paying that much attention to how it was affecting my body, basically shrugging it off. So when I ended up at the doctor and found out that my heart rate was extremely high. It was my cardiologist who told me that I needed to do yoga at my follow up visit after discussing the possibility of two heart surgeries to lower my heart rate. Yoga has seriously helped me reduce my stress and anxiety tremendously and my heart rate is right where my cardiologist was wanting it and rarely goes higher than normal now. On top of that, I feel so much stronger and it’s even helped me to manage inflammation/pain from wrist tendonitis. I feel a huge difference if I don’t practice both mentally and physically.

9) Please share with us any favorite Papago CrossFit moments:

Classes are always so random with the discussions that go on like Saturday’s serial killer discussion lol. I love the humor that Megan and Zara bring to class.


10) Any advice for people just getting started?

Just keep up with your practice because we all come in as a beginner and have to learn poses and yoga’s just too amazing to give up. And Megan and Zara are always nice and patient as you learn and available to assist with modifications.

11) What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of the gym?

I love books and reading. I really enjoy exploring different events and places and have always enjoyed photography. I also spend time with my spoiled dog Snickers (corgi mix). I have been involved in volunteer work for the Homeless ID Project prior to the pandemic which prompted more of an interest in advocacy for the homeless crisis in Arizona.

12/31/2020

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12/11/2020

Friday Low Tide

#fitnesswarriors #gymfam #lifteachotherup

12/09/2020

There will be no classes this evening as we will be deep cleaning the gym due to a member receiving a positive C-19 test. Its just for the evening as it was just brought to our attention this afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience and do appreciate the understanding in this weird year that is 2020. See you all tomorrow!!

11/29/2020

Say hello the Papago CrossFit December Member of the Month!

Hi I’m Kylie G!

Age:
21

Hometown:

Mesa.

Occupation:

I work with Ubereats for the time being. I’m normally in sales. I will sell you anything :)

When did you first start CrossFitting? :

2016 i went to my first CrossFit class.

When did you first start training at Papago?

July 2020

Favorite CrossFit skill/WOD:

anything Kipping i really enjoy.

Least Favorite skill/WOD:
definitely burpees and running

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:

i grew up playing sports. Started with t-ball. Than soccer in grade school. Then I went to my very first basketball summer league at 12. It was a summer camp, we went to a town called linking lol “licking camp” . I fell in love with basketball and then tried out for season ball in jr high. I never had magically great skills, however I loved the game and the competition. I knew with practice I could really polish my skills. My coach encouraged me to try out for track in 7th grade as well. So i did and i went to all the stations haha, it was like a field day to see what I’d do best in. Long jump. Long distance. Sprinting, hurdles. Pole Vaulting. Or throwing shotput and discus. I ended up with shotput and was taught the basics and kept trying out every year after that. My freshman year of high school I didn’t make the basketball team, I was super bummed. I told My friend from track (Annie , she swam for the school). Annie was like , just come try out for swim!! I made the team an fell for competitive swimming. It’s a unique sport! i was best at the 500 and 50 freestyle. I Moved schools the next year and played basketball instead of swim for the remaining years of high school.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?

OH MAN! The story goes like this. It was the first day at track practice my junior year. This really tall nice girl had super defined muscles and I went up to her an told her, she said “thank you! Me an my mom actually go to this gym called leave time. It’s CrossFit have you heard of it?” and i was like no tell me more! Then she invited me to go with them one day. We started with 400m rowing, then when the wod came we did wall balls , burpees and they had me modify the bar work i cant remember what the third thing was. But I DIED!!!! My friend was like how’d you like it haha , i was cherry red in the face an so sick to my stomic. I said, that worked MEOUT! Haha. We kept going back every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer.



What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF?

Working out with CrossFit and having a balanced diet, iv seen a total 360 on my health. I feel I get a balanced workout in. And its helped with prior injuries. I highly prefer not to take any substances other than vitamins or natural remedies to heal. So our workouts strengthen my muscles giving me more support on the bones. overall I'm in the best shape when I’m working out with CrossFit and eating correctly. That’s priceless to me because our bodies are our vehicles. We will either pay now in hard work or pay later in bad health.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit moments:

first time learning how to press overhead I wouldn't clear my head fast enough and learned the hard way that a bar forcefully punching your chin up, biting your tongue, Or teeth hitting really hard. SUCKS!! HAHA



Any advice for people just getting started?

I really liked what Tim said. Just make a decision to go. Create a routine that will work with your schedule. Eliminate all excuses and just go. My motto was always “ just show up” cause once i get to the gym i won't go home, and I’m ALWAYS so grateful i made the decision to get up and go. Prioritize Your health. In and out of the gym.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of the gym?

I love art, singing. Sand volleyball with friends. Reading books that i can learn from. Writing personal journal entries. I like getting out and serving our community in different ways. I like to try new things! :)

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