What we are thankful for – ASF Staff

Becky: Adrenaline makes me thankful for so many things…here are just a couple:

We have the best adult and student athletes on the planet!  To be able to be around people that show up and work hard is truly a blessing.  The best part of my everyday is between these walls.  I love seeing the brand new people find their fire among the seasoned veterans.
I have come to love all of the people in my 5:30 am family. When my alarm goes off at 4 am it’s easy to get up (well, most of the time) 5 days a week. I look forward to the brutal hour when most people are still in bed.

Brian:  It’s that time of year to eat until we can’t anymore then go into a 10 hour coma from all the turkey and gravy we just consumed. Also, it is obviously a time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives, so here are a few things I’m extremely thankful for…
We have so much to be thankful for simply by being an American. We are incredibly lucky to have the freedoms that are given to us and live the life we do on a daily basis. That is something I think we all need to always be thankful for. So with that being said, I’m thankful for my brother in law, Staff Sergeant Drew Douthit, for his service to our country and commitment to defending our freedom.
Next, I’m always thankful for my wife, Ashley. She is my guiding light in life and always keeps me on track. She is so good at what she does as a Physical Therapist, and she inspires me to be the best I can be as a husband, son, brother, and coach. I truly don’t know what I would do without her in my life.
Lastly, I’m thankful for the relationships I have with the athletes and adults I train. That is what coaching is all about, forming relationships and being a positive influence on those individuals lives. Obviously I want my athletes and adults to succeed and get better, but if I can make an impact on an even larger scale, that is where the true success and satisfaction is found. I am so lucky to say I look forward to going to work on a daily basis, and those relationships are the main reason for that.

Brigit: I’m the new kid on the block but you’ll be seeing me more and more!  I would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our athletes and families at ASF and take the time to show our appreciation for your continued support and trust in our commitment to excellence.  It is a true privilege to work with exceptional athletes and coaches in an environment where fun and growth is in a class of its own!

Dave: I am thankful for my God, country and family. We live in the greatest nation on the planet, which is full of opportunity and resources. My view is obviously biased by my military service and patriotism. I love my family and their support. I am grateful for my health. Thanksgiving is great time of year to reflect. Regardless of personal situations and difficulties, we can all find something in our lives for which to be thankful. I truly enjoy the ASF tribe and working with each member to improve health, reach a goal or simply train.

Neil: I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: I’m in good health, have a supportive and loving family, have a great group of friends, and a very loving and honest relationship with my girlfriend (most you know her by now). I’m also very thankful that I have the opportunity to work where I do and with people I truly respect and care about. I’m more than grateful for the opportunity to get to know all of you on a more personal level each day and it truly brings joy to my heart to be able to work with all of you. I’ve been at Adrenaline for a little over a year now and it has flown by. I really do have the best job in the world and it is because of you guys. I truly love all of you from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to another great year! Happy Thanksgiving all!

Tony:  I am thankful for:

  • My father for providing silent strength; my mother for tough love.
  • My sport coaches who taught me to enjoy the lessons of sport.
  • My college experience, especially Dr. Fennell and Dr. Kimiecik, who both saw something in me that I didn’t.
  • My first gym experience with Ken and Ruth Reynolds, who gave me a chance as their first trainer.
  • My support system and favorite two people in the world:  Suzanne and Heather.
  • Dave, Lex and J, for their unwavering trust and faith.
  • The coaches who have helped shape ASF, both the past and the present.
  • The people who did not think I could make it.
  • YOU.  If you are reading this, you are so special to all of us.  There are no words to describe how important you are in our lives and I can’t thank you enough different ways for your loyalty and support!

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