Paige Corley, M.S., C.S.C.S., CrossFit Level 2
This quote really made an impact on me. I didn’t take it as one must be able to get the fastest time or lift the heaviest weight or even look a certain way; it is more about creating a positive relationship with your body simply through being physical.
I have been in the fitness business for over 20 years now. I started as a muscle-head-gym-rat and then transitioned to leotard-wearing-group-exercise-instructor and ended up in the corporate management side of things. I got into Yoga, tried Pilates, participated in triathlons and even ran a couple of marathons. But, never in my life, have I been in such great shape since beginning CrossFit.
I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t intimidated by all the fast times and heavy weights and muscular bodies associated with CrossFit. And I would be a liar if I said there aren’t still days when I leave feeling a bit defeated. I have come to find that this is all part of building a stronger body and mind.
Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to enter a situation that is a bit scary and intimidating. It is often through this type of experience that we find out how strong we truly are. And I don’t mean a fast time, a heavy weight or a muscular body; I mean a strong spirit and the confidence that goes with getting everything we can from our physical effort that day.
This, to me, is CrossFit.
|2013||CrossFit||Level 1 Trainer|
|2008||110 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification|
|2005||Pilates Mat Certification|
|2004||National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)||Certified Personal Trainer (expired)|
|2001||American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)||Health and Fitness Instructor (expired)|
|1993||American Council on Exercise (ACE)||Certified Personal Trainer (expired)|
|1996||National Sports and Conditioning Association (NSCA)||Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)|
|American Safety & Health Institute:||CPR/AED, Basic First Aid|