This year, Prototype celebrated 10 years in business by hosting its annual holiday party and it was a night to remember! Over 100 members gathered to enjoy delicious food, laughter, and each other’s company.

The highlight of the night was the presentation of awards to members who have gone above and beyond in their training and dedication to their fitness journey. The awards included:

  • Female Rookie of the Year: Michelle Pasquale
  • Male Rookie of the Year: Bruno Graziani
  • Female Mindset: Lisa Zancewicz
  • Male Mindset: Nate Oram
  • Female Most Improved: Marybeth Costello
  • Male Most Improved: Mark Hardin
  • Female Most Motivating: Nicole St. Pierre
  • Male Most Motivating: Keivan Russo
  • Most Resilient: Tim Furbush
  • Virtuosity: Abhi Das
  • All-In Family: Powell and Paoloni Family
  • Power couple: Carl and Jackie Donadio
  • Altruistic: Peg Kinsman 

As part of Mike’s Social Capital Year-End Match (read more about that here!), this year’s winner of the Virtuosity Award, Abhi Das, announced the organization to which he chose to donate $2500! Abhi chose Asha for Education, a non-profit with a mission to, “catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children.” We are so stoked to be supporting such an awesome cause and we cannot wait to see the positive impact of all of the donations given throughout the year!

The Hall of Fame at Prototype Training Systems also inducted its first members on Saturday. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor that a member of the gym can receive, recognizing their exceptional dedication, hard work, and achievements in their fitness journey. Requirements for induction include completing 1,500+ WODs, being a member for at least 6 years, and having either coached at the gym or been a Prototype of the Month. The new members of the Hall of Fame will forever be commemorated with plaques on the wall as a shining example of what is possible when we push ourselves and never give up on our goals.

Inductees include:

  • Lisa Zancewicz
  • Jessica Clancy
  • Maria Maynard
  • Rebecca Welch
  • Brendan Sheehan
  • Annie Powell
  • Liz Nasser
  • Todd Kinsman
  • Abhi Das
  • Helene Desjardins
  • Jean Hanks
  • Peg Kinsman

While the awards ceremony was a touching moment, it was the speech from Mike that truly captured the essence of what the gym is all about. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of community and how the gym is more than just a place to work out, it’s a place where members come together to support and motivate each other.

Another highlight was the incredible spread of food provided by Greg Califano. The smoked meats were the star of the show and a hit with everyone in attendance. The delicious aroma of the meats filled the gym, and it was a fitting tribute to the hard work and dedication of all of the members.

As the night went on, the energy in the room continued to build as everyone caught up with each other, shared stories, laughed, and reflected on the past 10 years at Prototype. The holiday party was a great opportunity for everyone to connect and reflect while looking forward to the year ahead.

The Holiday Party was a night to remember, filled with laughter, good food, and memories that will last a lifetime. The gym is more than just a place to work out, it’s a place where members come together to support each other and celebrate their achievements. We’re much more than a gym here at Prototype, we’re a family.