Ann Le and Mehron Azarmehr are strong and getting stronger. They both approach fitness with a positive attitude and a growth mindset, understanding that progress is not linear, but that success comes through persistence over time. They are training for life, aiming to overcome weaknesses and develop overall strength that will serve them for years to come. Keep up the good work!!
ASF Central: Ann Le
From Ann’s trainer, Niamh McWalter:
Ann came to me looking to build strength after surgery and prepare for her wedding. Ever since, her energy and commitment to training brightens up my day! She comes in with the best attitude (not easy at 6:30 am!) and I’m so impressed by how strong she has gotten. She’s also one of the sweetest, kindest people you could meet!
Ann gave us her thoughts on training with Niamh:
What do you enjoy most about training with your trainer/at ASF? I love that Niamh is so friendly and motivating! She knows exactly how to encourage me and keep me accountable. When I don’t feel super great about my progress she is always there to remind me of the small victories I’ve accomplished to get to where I am today.
What have you been most proud of since you started training? The fact that less than one year ago, I was recovering from major abdominal surgery and not able to lift more than 5 lbs. Soon (hopefully this week) I’ll be squatting almost my body weight!
What are you looking forward to? Continuing to get stronger and feeling capable! But also maintaining a healthier mindset and continuing to love and nurture my body at whatever stage it’s at.
ASF South: Mehron Azarmehr
From Mehron’s trainer, Dave Stogsdill:
I’ve chosen Mehron as the Athlete of the Month for many reasons. The most obvious is his optimistic attitude. Regardless of the challenges Mehron faces in his training, he is consistently grateful for them and embraces the challenge with an attitude of joy and excitement, often describing the set as “delicious” 😆.
He truly embodies the idea of the lifelong-learner. We’ve worked together to establish smart short and long-term goals. He consistently pushes himself to greater heights, both in his ability to take cues and corrections quickly, and his commitment to continuing the training and practice at home when not in the gym.
Currently, we are setting our sights on longevity-focused training around strength and mobility, and more specifically full range of motion for pistol squats, building more pull-up volume, and getting heavier squats and deadlifts. Great work, Mehron! As always, I’m excited for your progress, keep going!
Here’s what Mehron had to say about his training:
What do you enjoy most about training with your trainer/at ASF? Getting professional and experienced advice and training on building strength, good form, identifying weaknesses and learning routines to overcome weaknesses, and injury prevention.
What have you been most proud of since you started training? Achieving goals on unassisted pull-ups, squats, and deadlifts.
What are you looking forward to? Continuing to grow stronger, more flexible, and overcoming other weaknesses.