I can still remember the humiliation of being in gym class throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years, hanging from that pull-up bar in gym. The gym teacher screaming, “pull LAUREN, pull,” while I desperately made a futile effort to lift my bodyweight over a metal bar with 30+ eyes on me…my elbows never even coming close to slightly bending. If someone were to tell me that I would be able to do 37 pull-ups without rest after a few months of CrossFit, I’d never believe them…but that’s my story.
I have always had a love for being active. As a child I always passed on watching TV and wanted to be outside involved in some, any, competitive activity with the neighborhood kids. At age eleven, I decided to do 10-20 squats every time I went to the bathroom to keep my “hind parts” in shape; a practice that I have not abandoned since. I was always athletic, but never an athlete. At age 14, I joined a local gym, and continued to workout at this gym seven days a week until a local CrossFit in Milford, CT opened. I always enjoyed working out. I was known as the “sweaty girl” throughout this “globo” gym for my frequent bouts of insane jump roping, running up and down the stairs, and pushing my trainer’s car around the parking lot. However, I craved more than what this gym had to offer. I craved a community of people that desired the same intensity that I expected on a day-to-day basis.
This is the first time in my life that I can say working out is often the highlight of my day; what I look forward to. CrossFit’s constant variance, high intensity workouts were what I needed to bring my fitness to the next level. The friendly, yet competitive, atmosphere is what I needed to crank my workouts up a notch. This is the first time in my life that I can confidently say I feel like an athlete, and I believe everyone has that athlete in them; some are just latent. My desire as a trainer is to bring out this athlete in all of our clients at Shoreline CrossFit. I want to make that girl that believes she could never do pull-ups, be able to confidently do them. I have never felt stronger mentally in physically in my life than I do now. I know what it took to get my fitness to the next level, and it is my goal to bring all our clients to their next level. I am truly a CrossFit disciple and there is absolutely no going back!
CrossFit Level I Certification
CrossFit Nutrition Certification
CrossFit Endurance Certification
CrossFit Power Lifting Certification
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
CrossFit Movement & Mobility Certification
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
2009 North East Sectional 5th place
2009 Crossfit International Games 45th place
2010 North East Regional 3rd place
2010 CrossFit International Games 15th place