CrossFit has become a huge part of my life over the past three years. I walked into Meraki CrossFit with my sister one day to talk with Amy about joining. I was hesitant because I had thoracic outlet syndrome in college and I had never fully recovered from it. I was in a slump after college and needed something new. So many people (even close friends) told me CrossFit was a terrible idea and I would never be able to do much, especially with my shoulder injury. Amy proved to me that they were very wrong within my first week being there and I was hooked ever since. I was doing handstand push-ups and bar over head movements within the month. Spending everyday there it made sense to become a coach and try to help others the way Amy helped me.
Growing up I was fairly active but always wanted more for myself. I always wanted to be an example of a strong woman; able to do what most others could not. Not fully knowing where to start and not having the confidence I quickly gave up on my goals. I found CrossFit by chance but fell in love immediately. CrossFit has given me the opportunity to achieve a level of fitness that I never could in a traditional gym setting. The variety of movements and intensity of the workouts make working out actually fun. I still have a lot to learn and am still working to reach my fitness goals but I feel more confident about my ability to achieve those goals. Part of why I became a coach was to help others like me to achieve their goals. I also enjoy being part of such a strong community of like-minded atlas all working towards reaching their individual goals and supporting each other.