Athlete of the Month - Andie Taylor


“Wait…. What???????” Was what I said when I learned I had been nominated as Athlete of the Month! I have never considered myself an athlete.

I have always struggled with my weight. I have tried every program you can think of. Ultimately I finally made a life altering decision to have bariatric surgery in November of 2021. But, my story doesn’t stop there. The surgery jump-started my health journey for sure but I have gone far beyond expectations.

I found crossfit by chance in July of 2022. I was on the mind body app looking for a challenge. I had been going to spin classes once a week and running on the treadmill a few times a week but I didn’t feel challenged. I came across TNT Fitness on the app and saw that it was a crossfit gym. I talked to a friend who said that it would be challenging but that the people who do crossfit are very encouraging and it’s a great community to be a part of. I called and talked to Oscar and then attended Courtney’s 2pm Thursday class! That one class has turned into many and I’m loving every minute of it!

Friends have asked how I stay focused and dedicated. Setting monthly goals for myself has really helped! Attending the monthly goal getters class has been great as well! I have worked harder to accomplish goals and I feel encouraged by the friends I’ve made in class.

Getting to workout with a group of people has been tremendously motivating! I look forward to seeing everyone, and the workouts… sometimes I find myself looking at the WODs thinking “that’s going to hurt, sign me up!” LOL It’s the joy of getting out of my head and accomplishing things I didn’t think I could, and alongside people who are working towards similar goals that keeps me coming back. The beauty of being able to scale a workout and later RX one is the best feeling!

In the last month my goals have been shifting from I want to lose weight to I want to be strong, I want to increase my mobility, I want to build endurance, I want to improve my skills.TNT has changed my mindset of what healthy looks like!

My new family and coaches at TNT has given me the confidence to compete in my first crossfit competition in April where I placed third in my division! I am currently training for my first sprint triathlon (July 9th) and who knows what other fun things I may sign up for. I am loving this journey and TNT has played a big part in that. Thank you for the nomination and thank you for pushing me to be a healthier, stronger version of myself!