profile: Jessica

Tell us about your first CrossFit experience
My first real experience with crossfit came from a great group of moms that made we feel like I was back on a high school sports team lucky enough to be surrounded by friends. True friends for life. People that support each other through struggles and triumphs.

Why is CrossFit your go-to sport? What’s your background (in life) and have you done other sports before?
I played sports all my life. If I didn’t play it I found ways to support it. I was always involved! Crossfit reminds me of that. Moving around a lot makes it tough to form true friendships with people. Crossfit gives you that opportunity to have a good community anywhere you go around the world. Your differences in people make it even better! It brings ALL different kinds of people together.

What made you decide to teach CrossFit? What do you love most about coaching?
The community I was surrounded by in Arkansas persuaded me to teach/join crossfit… they went through a few bad apples for coaches at the crossfit box within the athletic club I already worked for as a personal trainer. I had a great group of moms just team up on me you could say. They hired me to teach them gymnastic type stuff… through that they showed me how crossfit was a community really. They saw my heart for people. Training them was the most rewarding thing ever! I watched them surpass their own fears and Crush goals. The tenacity crossfiters can have is the best thing to watch develop and if your lucky enough to inspire that drive!!! Damn! It’s contagious! That’s what I want to spend my life around! I like how crossfit can make you feel like your on a team and the others in class are counting on you. You work so hard around each other and you become connected through blood, sweat and sometime tears. They are the people you go to for a ride when your car breaks down. They are the ones you go on shopping dates with or girls night out with…they go from strangers to family.

Do you have any further aspirations within CrossFit?
Honestly I just want to work hard and be proud of my hard work. I want to inspire/ support others around me that work hard too! At the end of the day I also just want to enjoy my life around people enjoying theirs too.


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