I was never really much of an athlete in high school but I did take weight training classes. I have been in and out of the gym ever since. My past career was physically demanding so maintaining fitness has always been a priority. My grandfather was an avid lifter and working out helps me feel close to him.
It’s safe to say my turning point was losing my job. I really had to pull myself up by the boots and move on. But it’s worked out for me in the best way possible. In ways I never would have imagined. I can take care of my children, my family, and my health in ways I couldn’t have before. Not only am I physically healthier, but my mental health is the best it’s ever been.
I want to help others over come their fear of the gym. Crossfit seems to be so overwhelming and I want to be a part of their journey into becoming a “crossfitter.” Strength is not just for the “bros.” We are all capable to doing the hard things. We can all overcome difficult moments and that confidence can be shaped and built in the gym. It’s not just about the weights and jump ropes. It’s mind, body, and spirit.