Each month the coaching staff at EHP selects a member that is “Better Than Yesterday!” The selected recipient is a great example of EHP’s CREDO– demonstrating compassion, honesty, resilience, perseverance and tenacity. Mary Suomala Folkerds was selected as April’s “Better Than Yesterday” recipient.

Mary was asked a series of questions about her experience at EHP:

  • Why did you start Elevate/CrossFit?
    So many reasons! The big one was that I needed some new stimulus and motivation. I stopped going to the Y at the beginning of Covid and instead used my rower at home or went running. It was hard to stay motivated when I only worked out alone.
  • Why do you continue Elevate/CrossFit?
    I like the variety and the challenge. I like that different muscles are sore throughout the week. Oh, and the ropes! Robe climbing is the single greatest thing ever invented.
  • What has been your greatest achievement since joining EHP Performance?
    Every workout is an achievement. Each time I look at the workout and I think “Nope,” but then I do it and I feel good afterwards.
  • How has your life changed since joining EHP Performance?
    My husband says I am nicer. I have to concentrate so hard on what I am doing that I can’t focus on work or any other stress. Afterwards I am so tired that I am calm and at peace.

Mary, your upbeat attitude and friendly smile is contagious! You’re a joy to have in class and I know your peers/fellow athletes feel that way too. We love that you challenge yourself regularly and we look forward to your continued growth and achievement in Elevate. Keep up the great work!