I will start off by saying I thought I was in shape. I had been a Globo Gym rat for about 12 years. I was religious with my workouts and looked the part. Turns out it was all smoke and mirrors! I found this out on my first visit to a Crossfit Box. My “sista from another mista”, Lauren, started doing CrossFit and thought I might like it. She invited me to give it a try. My inaugural WOD was a run in with Karen (150 wallballs for time) . Karen won that battle hands down. In the meantime, people like Lauren, Steph and Megan were cheering for me to keep going and sincerely wanted me to do well! It was a strange phenomenon, I was baffled that I struggled because I was “in shape” and loved that I struggled because that meant I could improve. Needless to say I was immediately hooked and so began my CrossFit journey.
CrossFit has brought so many amazing things to my life. This most amazing of these things has been the community! I have been blessed to be a part of a group of people who will celebrate with me when I PR (presonal record) and push me when I am weak. They accept me just as I am and inspire me every day! I have found my home here at C2. I can honestly say that I am getting in shape, real shape. I am strong from the inside out, I function better in everyday activities and feel stronger from my soul to the tips of my toes. It didn’t take me long to realize CrossFit is my Jam! I became certified to coach within 6 months of joining. I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
As a coach I just want to share. I want my love for this sport and the people I call my C2 family to be infectious for all who meet me . My hope is for everyone who comes through our doors to be excited about exercise. I want them to know that even if they have a terrible day, we can make it better. I want to give others what Crossfit and great coaches, like Mike and Kristin, have given me. I continue to learn and grow in all areas of Crossfit daily. The icing on my cake is that these people amaze me by there accomplishments, enlighten my with their perspective and inspire my by their hard work. Our C2 community make me want to be a better version of myself. I am honored to be able to call Crossfit Cornelius my Box.