After becoming a mom to four kids in five years, my fitness consisted of group classes at the Y, mostly step aerobics, Pilates, or yoga (can you say free child care?). I was not extremely consistent and it showed. After watching my husband, Brian, complete a half marathon and seeing how accomplished the runners appeared, I decided to give running a try. This time I was consistent. I completed a couple of half marathons myself, along with a full 26.2 in 2013. These long distances took a lot of time away from the family though, so I knew that wasn’t going to be a great long term answer to being healthy. About this time, Brian was introduced to CrossFit. He fell in love immediately. I wanted nothing to do with it. I didn’t want to lift weights! I didn’t want to look masculine. I was so uninformed!! Six months after my husband joined, I made the “mistake” of walking into the box in workout clothes and got roped into my first WOD. Since then I have become convinced there is no better way to increase fitness, both physically and mentally.
Much of my life my inner monologue has been one of fear. Fear of risk. Fear of failure. But to be alive is to risk and to fail. Each day I walk into the box, I am forced to acknowledge that voice and dance with that fear. As a trainer, I am excited to help people overcome the limits that they are facing themselves. To help them run faster or farther, to jump higher and lift heavier. To face the challenges in the gym so they can face the challenges in their lives with confidence.
What’s coming will come and we’ll meet it when it does. J.K. Rowling
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CPR/AED Certified