Marathon x 2
7+ years CrossFit Experience
My CrossFit journey began right here at North Rim in March of 2015. Previously, I had been terrified of stepping into traditional gyms so I had resorted to at home fitness programs in attempts to find some sort of exercise regime. They worked, until they didn’t, due to life or lack of luster. When I stepped into NRCF for the first time I knew it was something different. It was so much more than just a gym. It was an experience. A community. I had to be a part of it. I didn’t have to think about programming, all I had to do was show up. There was a coach to not only guide me but to push me. It satisfied a competitive drive inside me that I didn’t even know I had. I stayed for about a year and a half until I was forced to take an unwanted sabbatical. I dabbled in OCRs and long distance running while away but my heart longed to come back. Once the pandemic hit, I got a home gym and started following NRCF’s programming once again. In October of 2021, I obtained my CrossFit-L1 and the day I received my certification I reached out to Ryan and asked him for an opportunity to coach. One thing led to another, now I am overfilled with joy to be a part of the amazing team at North Rim CrossFit.
One month into my NRCF journey I found out I was pregnant with my second daughter. The first pregnancy had ended in an unplanned cesarean which left me in turmoil, despite the fact that I had a perfect and healthy baby girl. The physical and mental toll it takes on a person can only be understood by those who have walked the path. CrossFit gave me the physical strength, confidence and mental grit that I needed to take a stand for myself the second time around. With the help of my OB, who also happened to be a fellow NRCF member, I pushed, pun intended, through my fears and self doubt and birthed my second daughter the way I wanted and without surgery. I can honestly say that had I not been a part of this gym during that time in my life I’m not sure I’d have the tenacity that I needed and still have to this day.
My motivation is to turn my own personal life experiences and struggles into something worthwhile by helping to support others as they go through their own challenges and then to celebrate them in their victories. My passion and joy lies in the fulfillment of serving others, find a need and fill it.