1) What (who) brought you to Industrious?
It’s a very funny story. I rented Molly and Stephen their condo and they told me they were opening a CrossFit gym. I wasn’t super familiar with CrossFit but remember thinking how cool it was that they were just going for a dream like that. Flash forward a year and I showed Jen Takamoto a property I had listed and she was wearing CrossFit shoes. We started talking and I told her that I had tenants who owned a gym. Turned out it was the her gym and she knew Molly and Stephen! I had been doing CrossFit for a year and took one visit to Industrious and quit my other gym that day. It was a sign I was supposed to be there.
2) What is the most significant change – whether social, physical, mental…you have experienced since you have been here?
I spent so many years hating my body and how thick my legs were and dieted and starved myself sick to try to change all that. I had Bulimia and spent some time in and out of the hospital. CrossFit has made me measure my body by what it can do and not how it looks. My body comp changes have just been a benefit. I feel empowered and proud of what I can do in the gym and wouldn’t trade my strength or thick legs for anything. Therapy didn’t even give me this feeling only CrossFit! It’s helped me be healthy in my head so that my kids have a good example of what strength is. It’s beautiful to be strong.
3) What is your favorite thing about Industrious?
I love the positive energy and sense of community. I walk in the door and instantly want to be there and do better and be more. I have visited other gyms and still loved doing CrossFit but it just was not the same. The coaching is on a completely different level than other gyms I have been to and truly believe Industrious is the Nordstrom of all CrossFit gyms!
4) What are your goals or aspirations for this year?
I want to eliminate all my mats for handstand push ups, get a muscle up on the bar or in the rings and I really want to squat clean 80K and LET GO OF THE BAR!
5) Share one thing we do not know about you!
I didn’t think I wanted to have kids. I lived on the east coast and was a buyer for Nordstrom and had plans to live in NY and be my own version of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City! There’s a saying…. If you ever want to make God laugh, tell him your plan. Clearly he had other plans for me since my kids are my heart and soul and I love every minute (well almost) that I get to be their mom.