"This place probably haven't had this much people on their function room, like what we did today." Everybody was in their festive and high spirits as Primal Ape celebrates its Jingle and Mingle - Christmas Party Celebration at Alba Restaurante Espanol, December 8.
An overwhelming response from the community made the night extra special as the box family celebrate everyone's hard work in their fitness journey this 2017. Over sumptuous Spanish buffet, it was when the morning to evening crew jingled and mingled, and went to know each other. "Everyone was so excited and so looking forward to this night where we can meet our fellow box mates not in their dri fits and trainers." one member noted.
APE AWARDS 2017
The highlight of the night was the most awaited awards where exemplary and comical attributes of members are recognized. Ape Awards 2017 rolled on with the following awardees in the list:
Couple of the Year: Silvia and Erik Pineda
Best Attitude Male: Leonard Banaag
Best Attitude Female: Honey Villaroman
Rising Star: (the CrossFit Games potential) Chris Bello
Most Improved Male : Jet Montano
Most Improved Female : Gee Dela Cerna
Rookie of the Year: Sam Honrado
G na G Award: (most active in all Box activities) Bella Ang
Mr. Congeniality: Jared Briones
Ms. Congeniality: Tiana Yu
Sandbag Award: Wena Tabo
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang Award: (the late) Sarah Mae Yu
Tito Abs Award: (the nemesis of the Dad bod) Raymund Navarro
Electric x Primal Strong Award: JM Broncate & Chesca Lugtu
Athlete of the Year: Chunchi Soler and Carlo Tanseco
To introduce the last recognition for the night , Coach Trever expressed how valuable this award is. "For me, this is the most important award. The awardee is the embodiment of what Primal Ape is about - about changing for the better, having an admirable attitude towards fitness; doing an act of preparation, and putting an extra work and effort in and out of the box." And he went on to announce the awardee of the A.P.E. Award of 2017, first given this year on its third iteration.
A.P.E. (Attitude, Preparation, Effort) Award: Ina Capulong
"Primal Ape has been my greatest discovery this year. It is the reason why I recovered fast from a traumatic accident. It's what I looked forward each and everyday. CrossFit changed a big part of me." Ina, as she received the award.
Pull Up Challenge winners were also recognized in this same night alongside with the top scorers in the recently concluded Primal Ape Team Series 2017.
Videoke galore, chit chats over wine, good times and good food - definitely a night that was one for the books. It was a culmination of 2017's finest moments and a promise of greater things to come on 2018.
From your Primal Ape CrossFit Community, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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