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Finding CrossFit…

My mission is to help as many people as I can live their happiest, healthiest life.  I do this through: nutrition, personal training and group classes.  I want your hour in the gym to be the best hour of your day.  

My husband introduced me to CrossFit many years ago.  In those days, you couldn’t find a CrossFit gym on every corner.  We did WOD’s (workout of the day) in the heat and cold of the garage with equipment we made and weights purchased off of Craigslist.  Rogue, for those of you familiar, didn’t exist.

Look at those shoes!! Before Rogue existed and Reebok partnered with CrossFit, Jumping on a homemade box!

At that time,  I had given birth to my second son, Evan, about 9 months prior.  I had lost most of the weight, but nothing fit right.  My son had severe reflux and allergies. He would throw up 20 times a day.  I had mastered how to lay a baby blanket over my shoulder with a back up burp cloth, to ensure I could make it through feeding him without having to change clothes 5 times a day.  We had Dr. visits, medicine and special formula.  I was lucky enough to stay home and be with him.  His food alone cost us 1200$ a month. 

 I committed to 30 days of CrossFit; very reluctantly.  I was doing movements I had never done in my life.  Deadlift, Clean, Back-squat; none of these words meant anything to me the day I started.  In my first 30 days, I was learning new movements, running (god help me) lifting weights and many more.  

Prior to Evan, I would go to a globo gym, not know what to do, and walk on the treadmill.  Maybe take a body pump class.  The whole time on the treadmill, I was thinking about what was for dinner, what I needed at the store, what bill I needed to pay etc.  

With CrossFit, my mind was way too occupied to think about any of this.  It hit a reset button in my brain everyday.  I thought clearer, I was less stressed, I had more energy.  I wasn’t even focused on the physical, I was focused on moving correctly.  One night, talking to Matt after putting the kids down, he interrupts me and says, your legs have an entirely different shape!  It gave me the trifecta, More energy, better fitness, and improved body composition.  

I spent my young adult life, teaching kids dance and tumbling.  Coaching CrossFit was a natural transition. Most people who coach (anything) usually get burnt out over time.  For me, It is still my best hours of the day!

Fast forward many years and two moves later, I had an opportunity to open a gym in Colorado.  CrossFit Erie, has given me the opportunity to do what I love.   It has given me a “job” that I love pouring my heart into.  Most of all, it has given me a community of individuals who are supportive, kind, and encouraging.


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