2016 Fit Pro | favorite stories
Below are some of our favorite HYLETE Fit Pro nominations from this week.
“Christine is the definition of inspiration. She is facing adversity head on, where many people would crumble, she is raising to the top.”
Christine Frye is a mother of three and has been involved in the fitness industry since 2007. In late 2015 her youngest son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His treatment required a drive of over 200 miles on a weekly basis, however, for months Christine took care of her clients, her son, and her other two children. In March she had to resign her dream job of training and managing at a gym because she had to be at home for her son. However, that did not stop her, Christine converted her garage into Titan Up Fitness which allows her to both care for her child and community.
“He really is more than just your coach for that class. He cares about your progress and your future and that's what makes him so amazing!”
Daniel Gunn, or “Coach Gunnz”, is a coach and programmer at Saratoga Springs CrossFit (SSCF). However, his responsibility does not stop when he finishes crafting workouts, he is a master motivator. Several of those that nominated him credit their fitness progress to Coach Gunnz pushing them at the end of a tough workout and not letting them quit. On one occasion when a member of SSCF was going to skip a workout after strength training, Daniel set up that member’s equiptment so the athlete could recover and complete the workout.
“Neal's hard work and dedication to each and every one of his clients shows on a daily basis.”
Neal Dakmak is the owner and sole trainer at Dakmak Performance Fitness. He started out with a large, empty area, where he installed turf and rubber flooring. After that, he acquired equipment from piece by piece, which eventually led to a fully equipped gym. His day at the gym starts at 6 a.m. and lasts through 8 p.m. each night. His clients wonder how he never misses a beat and where he finds the energy. He takes into consideration each and every client's specific goals, going above and beyond to exceed their expectations.