I grew up with a love of sports. When soccer season ended, I’d be on the softball field the next day. By high school, I focused on volleyball. In college, I turned to running, biking and triathlons since I could do them solo whenever there was an open time slot. But I longed for people to train with. I got certified to lead indoor cycling classes, tacked on group runs and eventually started a triathlon program at the National Capital YMCA that has guided hundreds of athletes across the finish line. With this group, I competed in too many races to count, including 4 ironman races (those are worth counting!).
Then everything changed. I became a mom! Which meant 6-hour training rides were a thing of the past. Enter CrossFit. It’s challenging, constantly varied and highly intense workouts easily fit into my busy schedule.
There’s not a workout I do when I haven’t wished I’d started at a much younger age. Being part of a community of athletes that offers support and friendly competition is a fabulous unexpected benefit.
I’m drawn to CrossFit because winning and being the best aren’t the only measures of success. Reaching goals, like climbing the rope, jumping on a higher box or doing a handstand, matter and helps the younger set gain confidence at a crucial time in their development. 3-2-1 Go!
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
CrossFit Mobility Certification