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December 2021 Athlete of the Month

Author: Karie Patzer

subject: success/ATOTM

#atotm #allinthefamily #tidestrained #tidesfamily

WOW time flies when we are having fun!! It is already December and so let’s close out 2021 with recognizing a woman who motivates her whole family and just has such an optimistic personality that keeps us all going. Please give a round of applause to Patricia Moss!!!

Patricia has been with us for a short time and has a lot to be checked off her list. Read more about Patricia and see how much Crossfit Tides has made a positive impact in her life and her family.

๐ŸŒน Proud mom of 3 awesome daughters with husband Bob, we are all members of CrossFit Tides. I started working out in my teens and serious weightlifting in college before it was a norm for women. Never a serious contender but always attribute that foundation toward my character and physical grit.

๐Ÿ’› How long have you been with CrossFit Tides?

๐ŸŒน Iโ€™ve been at CrossFit Tides since August 2021. I got the whole family signed up including my youngest daughterโ€™s dance partner and my eldestโ€™s boyfriend. Fitness is a family affair!  

๐Ÿ’› And what made you decide to start? 

๐ŸŒน Iโ€™ve always tried to lead my family into fitness by example. But that is also a lot of responsibility and often exhausts my own focus on my fitness. After a long hiatus from regular workouts due to travel and the pandemic, I needed to get back to my fitness program but really wanted something that was sustainable now that my whole family is back home. Workouts are not one size fits all and I needed something tailored to my goals while allowing the rest of my family to have their own goals. 

๐Ÿ’› What were your thoughts after your first WOD? 

๐ŸŒน I could not have asked for a better place to train.  I have learned so much from Emily and Brian despite my years of workout experience and learning.  After the first WOD I was excited and really looking forward to what was coming next.  

๐Ÿ’› What do you enjoy most about Tides or CrossFit in general?  

๐ŸŒน I love the environment and the people!  Hands down this is the best place for my fitness journey. 

๐Ÿ’› What have you learned since joining Tides? 

๐ŸŒน Since joining, Emily has shown me that I can still find ways to make fitness gains.  Emily is my primary trainer and I honestly look forward to my workouts with her.  She has taken the guess work out of it for me, allowing me to really focus on the training and my improvements are evidence of the quality of her guidance.

๐Ÿ’› What is your proudest moment?

๐ŸŒน Definitely getting on the rig!

๐Ÿ’› How have you seen yourself change- mentally and physically since joining Tides? What impact has CFT had on you in and out of the gym? 

๐ŸŒน Definitely have more energy and am more mentally prepared to greet my day!  I look forward to my workouts and feel great in my clothes.

๐Ÿ’› When you’re not CrossFitting what is your favorite thing to do?

๐ŸŒน To spend time with my family and doing projects. Itโ€™s important to me to take on improvements around the house and to be physically able to do these projects as a family. 

๐Ÿ’› The one tip you’d give someone who is thinking about starting or just started?  

๐ŸŒน Enjoy the process, be honest with and listen to Emily!

๐Ÿ’› Would you rather have tinsel for hair OR have to sing a holiday song as loud as you can when you walked into Tides every day for a week?! :)lol If the song, what would the song be?

๐ŸŒน  I cannot sing for beans!!!  Because I love everyone at CFT so much I would wear tinsel hair โ˜บ

๐Ÿ’› Anything else you’d like to share?

๐ŸŒน No matter what stage you are at in life it is always a good time to start or return to your fitness journey. We have one body and it is the house for what is most essentially you, your soul and mind.  Having Emily and Brian to trust with my fitness goals and those of my family has been the best way to end this year and will help me usher in an even better 2022! 

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Quick Questions ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Favorite Cheat Meal: Cinnamon Roll

Favorite Musician/Band: Guns N’ Roses ๐ŸŽธ 

Favorite Sports Team: Buffalo Sabres 

Favorite TV Show/ Movie: Pride and Prejudice 2005

Favorite Athlete: Dwayne Johnson

Emily and Brian, I cannot thank you enough for all the care youโ€™ve given to our family and we are really looking forward to the next year with you and the whole CFT family! 

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