She said: “Growing up, I played volleyball in both high school and college. After college, I attempted to play some rec ball, but it just wasn’t the same. When we heard about CrossFit, I was one year into my marriage, eating pizza rolls, drinking sodas, and going to the gym on occasion. Happy and somewhat -in shape-, so I thought. Brent went to try out a CrossFit class and immediately came home pumped to start and would not stop begging me to try it. I wouldn’t budge on my stance. We had free gym membership elsewhere, it was “too expensive”, it was over the top. But the truth was that I was intimidated. Surely I could never do that type of workout. Brent talked me into going to one trial class. After my first workout I was hooked and I’ve never looked back”.
Over the last few years she has had many memorable achievements. The first skill and strength related achievements that come to her mind are her first bar muscle-up and her overhead squat PR (Personal Record).
But as she said it honestly, those are not her absolute favorite achievements. She added: “CrossFit enabled me to be able to continue to workout while pregnant, twice. And that is my most memorable achievement. Yes, I did go into labor doing a thruster.
CrossFit is universally scalable and individually modifiable. CrossFit strengthened my psyche and has equipped me for life and life skills. Looking back over the last few years I can’t help but to remember where I came from. Every single day that I step into CrossFit Wilson is a day that I am working on being better. A better athlete, a better person, a better wife, a better mom, a better nurse practitioner. In my job, I see chronic disease. Every single day. This is what drives me to keeping coming. I want to be healthy. I want to continue to be able to play with my son. I want to stay mentally strong. In addition to all those factors, I just plain love the CrossFit Wilson community. They are my second family and my life is better because of them!”