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Athlete of the Month - November 2018

Starboard CrossFit Star Athlete of the Month


We are always paying close attention to each and every individual member here at Starboard CrossFit. We're not just looking to help them get fit, improve themselves and achieve their goals... each month, we like choose an exceptional athlete that goes above and beyond the call of duty; an athlete that stands out as a shining example of an exemplary Starboard CrossFit athlete and family member. Definitely not an easy task with all of the amazing athletes we have!

Then we ask them to share their story in the hopes that it will inspire and motivate others. Most importantly we want to recognize those dedicated members for their hard work and accomplishments, and show the local community that ANYONE can be a CrossFitter. All you have to do is make the choice to give it a try, set goals, and work hard. You may be surprised at what you will accomplish!

This month we're very excited to introduce you to a couple of our early morning class members. This young military couple decided to finally give CrossFit a try and we were the lucky box they chose for that first impression! If you've ever been to one of our 5am classes then you've definitely already met our amazing CrossFit Couple and our Star AthleteS of the Month for November, Kyle & Ali Richardi.

Like many of our Starboard CrossFit family members, these two are also active duty members of our U.S. military, specifically the U.S. Air Force! They both joined our family this past summer and have learned and advanced very quickly and they continue to improve so much with each passing month!

Kyle & Ali are among our most dedicated, hardest working couples we have as part of our Starboard family! They both walk into every 5am class with the brightest smiles on their faces and a "let's do this" attitude ready to work. They're infectious personalities are so very much a HUGE part of our early morning community. Having that type of attitude so early before the sun comes up is so important to us that it's almost a requirement if you want to be part of our 5am #breakfast club ! These two are

We are very thankful for the support they've shown us and we are definitely excited to see them excel now and in the future. He is an absolute beast and she is a ridiculously strong & fast learner and we’re honored to have them both in our CrossFit family!


What's your nickname/call sign/hashtag?

- Kyle's nickname is "Pretty Ricky". My nickname is actually Ali, short for Alexandria! But as a funny, people like to call me Angel face

Where were you born or where did you grow up?

- Kyle is from Redding, CA and I grew up in a small town in Missouri. The military brought us together.

Tell us something most people don't know about you...

- Looking at Kyle, people would never guess, but he is a hardcore gamer. I am a HUGE animal lover.

Funny or embarrassing story you'd like to share...

- I still laugh at the fact that when Kyle and I first met, I thought he was the most intimidating guy and I was way too scared to talk to him. Knowing what I know now, he's a big teddy bear!

Words to live by ~or~ favorite quote?

- 'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take' -Wayne Gretsky - Michael Scott" (We love The Office)

What were you doing before CrossFit?

- Before we tried CrossFit, we were just regular weightlifters in a regular gym.