Please Join Us in Bidding Farewel to Our Beloved Cruise Director Mare L.
A Note from Coach David
We’re so fortunate to have some pretty incredible people come through CFSBK and Mare is no exception. Mare has been a staple of the community for years now, she was May 2013’s Athlete of the Month, and when she came on as our Cruise Director to help create fun events, everyone won. She applied her neurotic attention to detail, professionalism, and most importantly, genuine motivation to everything she did.
With Mare’s assistance, we were able to put on a bunch of great events like stand-up paddleboarding, meditation classes, bike repair classes, movie nights, ice-skating, hiking… This list goes on (and goes on below!). Needless to say, we’re sorry to see her and Jun head to Seattle, but are excited for her their new adventure. We wish them well and can’t thank Mare enough for all the memorable and meaningful experiences she helped facilitate for the community.
A Note from Mare L.
I came to CrossFit South Brooklyn five years ago as I was facing a new reality—my body was slowing down as it inched ever more closer towards 40, I found myself single when everyone else wasn’t (or so it seemed), and my father had passed away, suddenly and mysteriously. I was simply looking for variety and something to distract me from my overwhelming grief, but little did I know that entering through the CFSBK gate would be so meaningful in navigating these new waters.
CFSBK’s dynamic group of coaches and thoughtful programming have not only gifted me with a new definition of fitness and strength, but also a sense of empowerment that I never had felt before. I felt confident with my new muscles, especially the round posterior that formed from my formerly Flat Asian Ass, and I proudly added a photo of my Tough Titsday squat to my online dating profile. I am also so appreciative of the TFBA (Total Fucking Badass), yet un-intimidating community David has fostered—one that refreshed my Brooklyn roots with honest friendships and lots of laughs. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to be CFSBK’s Cruise Director for the last year and a half and play a role in David’s never-ending quest in cultivating this special hub. CFSBK is truly unique and I will miss you all!
Huge thanks to Mare L. who planned and actively organized almost all of these events last year:
Pre-2014 Look Feel Perform Better Challenge potluck
Photo portraits with Bekka P.
Mario Kart tourney
C.R.A.S.H.-B.’s road trip
Post-2014 Look Feel Perform Better Challenge potluck
UFC Fight Night
Bike repair class
Fish cooking class
Clothing and book swap
Brooklyn Half Marathon post-race party
CrossFit Regionals viewings
Memorial Day “Murph”
Foraging class in Prospect Park
Dog adoption event
Dog training class
Standup paddleboarding trip
Co-WOD with Crow Hill CrossFit
Climbing classes at Brooklyn Boulders
Roller skating adventure
Fight Gone Bad 2014
The Brooklyn Community Foundation Get Down event
Tribute in Light Captures Grief and Joy of 9/11 Anniversary The New York Times
Mare is having a farewell party at Threes Brewing (who graciously offers all CFSBK members Happy Hour pricing 24/7), from 1pm after class until around 4pm tomorrow. She would love for any and all to join her!