CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1; Certified Public Accountant
FAVORITE QUOTE: Mental toughness is finding fuel on an empty tank. – Kent Morris
EXPERIENCE: Grew up with an active life style playing basketball and volleyball in high school. 8 Year member of the South Dakota Army National Guard. Discovered my love for CrossFit in 2011.
I love CrossFit because as an adult we make decisions every day multiple times a day. The reason I first fell in love was coming into the gym and I did not have to make a decision. I walked in, socialized a little bit and then next hour was mine all to myself. All adulting was over for one hour. My love grew the more comfortable I became with the movements and terminology. Of course, the people I worked out with helped with the love as well. I love the variety of movements, opportunities to improve myself, relieve stress and to be an athlete.
FAVORITE WOD: That’s hard….I like so many of them….Fran, Lumberjack 20, DT, anything with a barbell. I would not have done CrossFit this long if I only liked one.
ABOUT MARIA: My passion outside of the gym is FOOD. I enjoy cooking and preparing healthy, wholesome meals for my family. Of which my kids eat without complaining only about half of the time. My motivation comes from wanting to be healthier and continue to be active for years to come. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends outdoors….hiking, paddle boarding, riding dirt bikes and playing fetch with my dog.