Where’s your hometown? Who are you outside of CrossFit COMO?

Columbia, Missouri
Administrative Assistant to the district athletic director for Columbia Public Schools.

Photographer –

When did you first start training at CrossFit COMO?

May 2014, when I was 3 months post baby, Reuben.


What is your sports & fitness background?

High school soccer – Hickman Kewpie 2003

Collegiate level soccer – William Woods 2007

Casual gym use after college

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit COMO?

-I started 3 months post baby and was at the bottom of my barrel in fitness and body. Although I felt I wasn’t changing I took photos of my progress and though my weight loss did not drastically change, my body shape had. I now feel in control of my body & working out is something I enjoy, not regret.



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What’s your favorite CrossFit COMO memory?

Everytime I PR is a good memory. The best so far was my 305# deadlift. I felt powerful.

What goal are you currently working towards?

250lb 1 rep max back squat and 5 consecutive strict pull-ups.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?

Take photos of yourself when you start. At 3 months or so when you hit a wall, take the same photos and compare them. Don’t weigh yourself if you can help it. Muscle weighs more than fat & you will gain muscle. Start with small goals, like “get to the gym” then move to “complete WOD” or “add a little more weight” and so on. Remember, you are your own person. Your goals are not the same as others. Yes some things look impossible, but if you stick with it, you too will be doing the impossible. Every day is an opportunity to improve. Every WOD you complete is a victory. The best part about CrossFit COMO is you are never in it alone.


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