May Member Highlight – Blendi Rife
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We love our jobs and the people we get to work with on a daily basis. Because of that, we want everyone to know about the amazing people we have in the Evolution Athletics Tribe. This month we asked the incredible Mrs. Blendi Rife to tell us a little about her time with us. Besides being one of the nicest people we’ve ever met, Blendi is one of the hardest working as well! This wonderful woman runs a hand-painted wooden flag company called Blendico, runs a social media page for events within Moore County (@LoveMooreNC), assembled hundreds of rifles for a local owned firearms company UnbrandedAR, and somehow still finds time to do her hardest job – being a military spouse to one of America’s finest warriors!
It has been incredible to watch the life-changing transformation Blendi has worked for since she stepped through our doors nearly 2 years ago. Inspirational weight loss during our nutrition challenge, battling back from a car accident, conquering her fears with rope climbs and box jumps, as well as recently running a local 5k and Spartan Race. In other words, this lady is a badass in every sense of the word! We could go on and on all day, but it is better if you hear it from her.
1. Before finding us, what was your struggle or what were your biggest frustrations?
My biggest struggle was trying to find the balance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle all the while making sure that my back was not being subjected to any more injuries. In 2012 I was in a car accident that resulted in a herniated disc. Since the accident, I have been cautious with my back which has resulted in me not being as active in the workout world as I would like to be.
2. How did your struggle or frustrations affect your life either in or outside of the gym? What did you feel like before you made your transformation?
3. How did our gym/program help you?
4. How is life different for you now?
5. What is your favorite gym memory of your time with us?
My favorite gym memory is 17.1 Everything about it. Seeing my whole gym family supporting one another was beautiful. That’s what the Crossfit community is about. Seeing my judge and the crowd yelling, pushing and motivating me to get through such a rough workout is what made me come back to do 17.2.
We couldn’t have said things any better ourselves and we couldn’t be any happier to call Blendi a part of our Tribe since the start. She’s a constant motivator and one of the reasons we love doing what we do. Drop in one day to see for yourself and join the EAX Family. Let us help you start your own daily pursuit of awesomeness!
-Evolution Athletics Team