I'm a very ...lets say frugal... person. I did not want to start CrossFit at all because of the cost. I had been a personal trainer and division one collegiate athlete, I thought to myself- why would I pay someone so much to teach me to workout? After moving away from home, and my adult indoor soccer team, I was sort of lonely, missing the team atmosphere and wanted to learn more about Olympic lifting in order to add this to my personal training repertoire. I decided I'd at least try the free classes (lol) so I dropped in and by my second free session (which was the hero workout Murph) I was hooked. Seeing women doing pull-ups was especially enticing to me, and I desperately wanted the strength to do that. I continue to be motivated and inspired by the athletes around me at CrossFit Equity daily. Every time I achieve a new CrossFit milestone it blows my mind, and I can't believe what I am capable of with the support of this community. I guess you could say I am getting my money's worth :).
When I'm not doing CrossFit, I am at my full time job as a psychotherapist which I love. Helping others is a huge passion of mine. Providing therapy and coaching CrossFit have been two excellent vehicles for that passion. Otherwise, I like to go see small venue live music (mostly punk/alternative), read (usually personal growth stuff/fitness/therapy/business stuff), snuggle my cat Grizzly and hang with the people I love. I also enjoy riding my road bike, indoor rock climbing, backpacking and snowboarding although these hobbies have fallen to the wayside as CrossFit is my new, and more fulfilling, addiction.
M.S. Clinical Psychology
CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer (2016 Mar)
ACE Certified Personal Trainer (2015 Jul)
ACE Orthopedic Exerise Specialist (2017 May)