Five years ago this month I went to my first CrossFit class, performed a scaled version of the infamous Filthy Fifty, and was hooked! It required the mental toughness I’d learned practicing martial arts; it reignited the individual competitiveness of facing down a batter from the pitcher’s mound; it reawakened my love of sport. Within six months I was in better shape than I’d been in my entire life, even better than age 23 with six hours of collegiate practice daily under the guidance of dedicated strength and conditioning coaches. Wanting to perform better in CrossFit, I started eating better, sleeping more regularly, and finally, for good, quit smoking. From then on I have believed in the capacity of CrossFit to bring health and real, functional well-rounded fitness to everyone, made accessible regardless of physical ability through infinitely scalable movements. I earned my Level 1 and Level 2 Trainer certificates so that I could contribute to this community that I wholeheartedly believe in. CrossFit has taught me to love and respect my body. As a coach, I feel responsible to other women as a role model, to demonstrate that giving your body the capacity to carry you vigorously through life is beautiful. My hope is that women of all abilities find confidence in their strength, and my dream is that the social paradigm regarding women will shift from objectifying women for their looks to honoring women for their power.
|Year||Overall Rank (Worldwide)||Overall Rank (By Region)|
|2014||13460th||858th North West|
|2013||7533rd||552nd North West|
|2012||3275th||255th North West|
Back Squat 190 lb Clean and Jerk 140 lb Snatch 110 lb Deadlift 255 lb Fight Gone Bad 279 Max Pull-ups 33
Fran 6:06 Grace 3:42 Helen -- Filthy 50 -- Sprint 400m 1:37 Run 5k 30:31