February 2023 Athlete of the Month

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Team TW is excited to announce Brett Deukmejian as our February 2023 Athlete of the Month! Congratulations Brett. 


Brett has really emerged as a stand out athlete these last few months. After a brief hiatus, he returned stronger, more consistent and more determined than ever. Brett stands out specifically for his work on the fundamentals. He is always first to take feedback or ask for a cue to improve his barbell lift. He is constantly working to improve the strength of his pull ups, the efficiency of his squat, the power of his deadlift. You name it, Brett is actively working on it. He is a prime example of consistency, a word we throw around quite a bit, but also one we might not always understand the true meaning of. Well, if you need an example, look to Brett. There is no better way to improve upon your fitness than the way he has chosen to go about it. By showing up, putting the work in, and putting all out effort into every single rep and second of the workout physically possible. Brett emulates the TW athlete values at his core and is someone we can all look up to as a role model and an overall genuinely good person. We are so thankful to have someone like him as a part of our community and fit fam, thank you Brett! 

TW: Where are you from?

Brett: Revere, MA



TW: What do you do for work?

Brett: Accounting/Taxes at a CPA Firm



TW: How long have you been at Tradewinds?

Brett: First started at Tradewinds a little more than a year ago but had to stop a few times due to my job. Back strong for about 4 months now!



TW: What motivated you to try Tradewinds?

Brett: Since college I have always loved working out and accomplishing a set of goals for myself. Tradewinds, not only has amazing people/coaches, but allows you to stay motivated on accomplishing your next big milestone as an athlete.



TW: What group class do you usually attend?

Brett: 6pm!



TW: Did you have a fitness background prior to starting at Tradewinds?

Brett: Yes, worked out 5-6 times an week all throughout college.


TW: If you could program your dream WOD, what would it be?

Brett: LIFT – 3 reps max clean (5 rounds), – and (2 rounds – 10 min each) – pull ups, box jumps, banded face pulls, air squats. 



TW: What is your proudest accomplishment since joining Tradewinds?

Brett: My barbell progression on cleans and snatches



TW: How has Tradewinds helped you in your everyday life?

Brett: Tradewinds gives me the chance to relieve stress from everyday work life as it’s a place of positivity. Also, Tradewinds showed me that there is no time for negativity. Whether you’re feeling down or having a bad day, you can still accomplish your goals regardless.



TW: What do you like to do outside the gym?

Brett: Fishing, bowling, play basketball



TW: What is your favorite song to workout to?

Brett: No Return by Polo G, The Kid LAROI, Lil Durk



TW: What’s one thing you’d tell someone who is curious about trying Tradewinds but not sure if they could do it?

Brett: Do it, you won’t regret it for one second. Tradewinds caters to those of all ages and makes sure the WODs have you feeling accomplished each and every day. Whether you’re looking to try something new or have a goal that you are trying to reach, Tradewinds is there with open arms. 



AOM Closing thoughts… 

When I first started at Tradewinds, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it would be different than what I was used to but wanted to give it a try. I absolutely feel in love with it. Not only was it a place where I could go and get a solid workout in or accomplish a new goal I had for the week, but somewhere that shed positivity on my day. The coaches are amazing and everyone I have done group classes with are always encouraging you to be the best possible version of yourself. For those looking to join Tradewinds I will always say, don’t be scared or nervous. Take the chance and I know you won’t regret it.