August Member of the Month


Another month, and another amazing member to spotlight at Cascade! Congratulations to Dawn Anson for being August’s Member of the Month!

From the first day Dawn came to Cascade, I have always been so inspired by Dawn. She always had such an awareness of what she could handle and approached workouts so smartly. I can’t tell you how hard it is to help people learn finding a perfect balance between pushing yourself but -above all else- being smart and listening to your body! I don’t get to see Dawn workout very much, but when I do, or when I see what she does on the board, I’m always so proud to see her doing what she is doing at 57. She approaches workouts with passion and intensity and (I know) is always pushing herself to be better each and every time.

I have also had the opportunity to get to know Dawn a little better and I have learned even more how hard-working she is in all aspects of her life. There are never excuses and always just doing her best in everything.

I’m so glad you gave Cascade a chance, Dawn, because we are SO proud of you and beyond grateful to have you as part of this family! Thank you for inspiring me and for inspiring so many others!!

From Dawn:

I want to say I’m honored to be member of the month!

I had been going to another crossfit for about 5 years.  I really liked the trainer and how she would push me but never past the point of being hurt.  When that crossfit closed I was scared I wouldn’t find another trainer like her that would understand that I’m not in it for the competition, I’m in it to better myself. She told me about Cascade Crossfit.  When I went online & saw how many people went to the crossfit games and how good they were, I had made up my mind that I wouldn’t fit in.

She brought me to Cascade to “give it a try”.  I knew after the first time I had found my new home.  

The first day was in the old building & we walked in and the trainer, Tessa came over and was so welcoming.  She was great with watching what I could do and making sure I did everything correctly.

I love how all the trainers keep pushing you but also help you modify if needed.  I still continue to do things I didn’t think I would ever be able to do, especially when I started crossfit ~6 years ago I was overweight, out of shape and had just turned 51.  

Cascade has amazing athletes and the one thing I love about it is they encourage everyone to be the best they can be.  I have always been self-conscious about my abilities and not wanting to get in the way of the athletes.  At Cascade I can go to any class and feel like I fit in and I always feel the support of the trainers and other class members and never feel like anyone is judging me.

Every morning I look forward to going in & seeing what is in store for the day (no, I don’t look ahead of time), if I did I would talk myself out of going).  I like that the trainers go over the workout and all the movements, that reminder helps me.

Thanks to all the trainers and crossfitters you make me feel like I’m part of the family and welcome.  Keep up the great work!!