Hello everyone and welcome to my crazy journey filled with CrossFit and life!!!!
Well let’s gets started, My name is Michelle, born and raised in Melbourne, Florida, I have grown up with a passion for athletics and sports. Fun fact, that many who know me might find interesting, I also have a background as an Equestrian Rider, where I competed in Stadium Jumpers, Hunter Jumpers, Dressage and even dabbled in Cross Country Event Riding, crazy huh!!!
Currently, I’m a Law Enforcement Officer and have been so for the last six years, which has been a wild ride and I have enjoyed every step along the way, but I would be lying if I didn’t say my commitment, enthusiasm and drive for CrossFit has grown and ultimately become my true passion, which is the journey I’m about to take you on, so buckle up!!!
I’m also a CrossFit Coach for Indian River CrossFit and have had the opportunity to assist with the athletic development of our athletes, which has given me an exponential amount of pride and joy. To assist athletes with achieving their goals, developing inner strength and confidence within themselves is priceless. My passion for being a coach and mentor runs deep within and drives me to become more proficient and skilled within my trade, in an effort to provide maximum efficacy for our athletes. Also, preparing for my ultimate goal of owning my own CrossFit Affiliate and spreading the love of our Sport.
A little background on me has a coach and my education:
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- USAW Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
- CrossFit Endurance Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
- CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
- CrossFit Strongman Trainer
- CrossFit 2014 Judge
My CrossFit Journey began in 2012, I was introduced to CrossFit by my best friend, My Hubby – Harlee, I’ll never forget how my first workout, “The Sevens”, destroyed me in a humbling way and I was hooked. SO… a little heads up, I’m that person that once I commit to something, it’s all or nothing. While this characteristic has been one of my strengths in life, it has also been one of my weaknesses as well, because I tend to get a little crazy and overextend myself at times….LOL, there are only so many hours in a given day. Balance is key in life and I’m constantly having to remind myself of this simple yet difficult concept 🙂 Thankfully my hubby is able to reel me in a bit when I tend to go a little overboard and become over ambitious!!! He oftens tells me, “Honey, Rome wasn’t build in a day!!”
Anyway, back to CrossFit, so thus began my journey into a realm of fitness I had never yet experienced. CrossFit is an amazing sport build on more than just a workout program, it’s a community, a family and a tribe of people driven to support each other along their own journey and the successes and struggles that come along the way. It’s an amazing feeling to walk into a CrossFit Box that is filled with passion, energy and a electricity of sheer will and courage as ordinary people push past their own fears and self doubts, daring to do what they once thought was impossible. All along with the support of their coaches and community cheering them on to become better version of themselves. If that doesn’t get you amped up then, well you are missing out!!!!
CrossFit is so much more than just physical, it’s an emotional journey has well, where you find yourself growing as an individual, pushing past your limits, challenging your mental fortitude and will to accept change and do what’s outside of your comfort zone. CrossFit develops confidence within yourself and the inner strength to work hard even after the drive and motivation has left you.
This blog is an exciting and heartfelt depiction of my journey as a CrossFit Athlete and Coach. Throughout this journey I will share my struggles, opportunities, fun experiences, internal battles, successes, lessons learned and my constant conquest for personal development within fitness and life.
CrossFit is my passion and throughout my CrossFit Journey thus far I have learned and gained extraordinary insight into my personal will, doubts, fears and fortitude. I have been inspired by so many others following their own journey and fighting for what drives them, never surrendering to the fear of failure no matter the challenge, adversity or obstacle presented.
CrossFit is a community driven to support and inspire each other to be better versions of ourselves, to never settle for what’s easy, but to work hard for what you deserved, meeting your full potential no matter the adversity. As a coach and athlete I want to share my experience in hopes to inspire, support and education others about the Sport of CrossFit.
Please feel free to ask questions, share your stories, inquire about topic matters or spark discussions within this blog. I’m here to help, support and share perspective into the realm of fitness, life and spread the word of the phenomenal sport of CrossFit and our community.
Remember, there are no limits, only the ones we as individuals create. Dare to push yourself out of the known and into the unknown. Change is constant and opportunity is awaiting around every corner, so what are you waiting for, let do this!!!