Occupation: Stay at home mom.
When did you first start CrossFitting?
I found CrossFit through my dad and little brother (Brody). They tried to persuade me to try it for a very long time. I thought I knew how to work out on my own given my years of gymnastics and conditioning. Finally, I gave it a try the 1st day Eclipse opened their doors and I was hooked!
Tell us about your sports & fitness background.
I did competitive gymnastics for 15 years and am a level 10 gymnast and went on to compete as a D1 gymnast at the University of Oklahoma.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit?
I have seen an overall physical transformation, I feel healthier, energized, and I’ve had success in the sport of CrossFit and plan to continue down that road.
What impact has CrossFit had on your life?
It has had a huge impact on my life. I have found confidence in myself and my abilities.
What is your advice for people getting started or thinking about starting CrossFit?
Don’t wait! I wish I would have started when everyone was telling me to. The hardest part is walking through the doors to the unknown for the very first time. Everybody is the newbie at one point! You can scale to your fitness level and it will be 100% worth it.
Since you have recently had a baby, how have you tried to balance your parenting roles with your workout life?
Since I’ve had Tinley, it has been a major adjustment going from training 3+ hours a day to only being able to work out on her schedule. But I make it work. I have turned this into a challenge for myself to prove that I can do what I set my mind to. It’s important to me and helps me balance out my day. If I can be a better version of myself, then I can be the best mommy to our baby girl.
What are your hobbies, interests, and other talents outside of CrossFit?
Spending time at the lake and family time.