HLC Winners: Celeste Petrick & Ross Ackerman

Athletic Lab prides itself in having the best coaches, the best facility and the best members. We have members from all walks of life and all fitness and sport backgrounds. Every month we highlight some of our amazing members. March’s members of the month are Celeste Petrick and Ross Ackerman – the winners of our latest Healthy Living Challenge. Our Healthy Living Challenge is an 8 week lifestyle challenge that involves nutritional, sleep, activity, body composition and performance tracking.  You can check out our previous members of the month here.

Celeste Petrick:

  • Name: Celeste Petrick
  • Age: 25
  • What city were you born in? Wappingers Falls, NY
  • What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? I actually love rowing! Least Favorite: Running!
  • How did you first hear about Athletic Lab?  Jen Evans heard about it and convinced me to come along over a year ago! Been gym buddies since day one 🙂
  • What was the most challenging thing you faced during the Healthy Living Challenge? Most rewarding? The most challenging thing I faced and do face is hanging out with friends and making good choices! The most rewarding thing is being able to start seeing a change in my body and my athletic ability.
  • What was your favorite meal during the Healthy Living Challenge? My favorite meal would have to be healthy chicken fajitas with peppers and onions.
  • Favorite cheat meal? Harris Teeter subs!!!!
  • What motivates you? What motivates me I think is everyone at AL and wanting and the fact we are all different abilities but, are so supportive of one another!
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Ross Ackerman:
  • Name: Ross Ackerman
  • Age: 38
  • What state were you born in?  NH (Isn’t this a security question?)
  • What’s your favorite exercise? Squats and rowing. Shut your mind off, get the work done, without pain. Least favorite? Long runs. 
  • How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? Keri heard about this crossfit thing years ago and we walked into The Lab to see what it was about. Luckily, for part of the first year, classes were just Keri and I. 
  • What was the most challenging thing you faced during the Healthy Living Challenge? The first 2 weeks of eating right again. Most rewarding? The results and re-kick start with eating habits after the holidays. 
  • What was your favorite meal during the Healthy Living Challenge? 2 chicken breast, onions, mushrooms, and olives for lunch. Every lunch.
  • Favorite cheat meal? A pile of wings
  • What motivates you? Outcomes. And fun is a perfectly OK outcome.