I remember working out at a local gym years ago and watching the CrossFit Games on TV as I was dreading every second spent on the treadmill. I had never heard of it, and it looked wicked intense. One of the trainers mentioned that they could see me doing these crazy workouts and I kind of just laughed and went about my treadmill workout while thinking to myself “is he crazy?!”. I didn’t picture myself as an athlete and the most “intense” workout I had done was a Jillian Michaels video… once. CrossFit just seemed unrealistic. Fast forward to years later when I attended a MetCon class at that same gym, not knowing what I was getting myself into (“what the heck is a MetCon?!”). It was hard, I felt like maybe I was dying a little bit, but I also felt badass for surviving. Shortly after that I became addicted to the intensity and competitiveness that I was exposed to in that class that I wasn’t getting in my self-programmed workouts- I needed more of it. Although I was hesitant to join a CrossFit gym at first (I had no clue what I was doing, and for some reason I convinced myself that because I couldn’t do a pull up meant I couldn’t be a CrossFitter… turns out there is no statement more false than that!), my sister convinced me to sign up with SRCF in Nov ‘19, and immediately I felt welcomed into a strong and supportive community of athletes of all ages and abilities, and I haven’t looked back since
Motivation & Passion
When I joined CrossFit I never thought I’d be a coach. I spent a few years leading Yoga, Pilates, TRX and Bootcamp classes, but coaching CrossFit just seemed out of my league and out of my comfort zone. But, if there’s anything I have learned from CrossFit it is that staying in your comfort zone is boring and won’t get you anywhere. I decided to jump to the opportunity and it’s been so great and I have learned (and still am learning) so much! I have found that I love being able to encourage our athletes to push themselves out of their comfort zones and watch them achieve their goals and get stronger in each class. Knowing that I might have had a positive impact on our athletes progress by giving them that little boost of confidence, or a cue that they might have never knew they needed, is such an awesome thing and I’m happy to be there for our team!