Pamela

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My athletic history starts like most people, as a young child running from here to there… I recall racing friends from this tree to that, past the wild antelope in those bushes just over yonder pasture…  Just kidding…Like most African kids, running after cars or chasing soccer balls, was the norm.  I was involved in a lot of sports in high school, including track & field( 100m, 200m, High & long jump), Field Hockey, Netball, Rounders and occasionally some Rugby and Cricket. By the way, don’t ask me how any of these sports are played, I’m too far removed from way back when.
After high school, I came to America and didn’t engage in any organized sport. I didn’t do much of anything actually,  except lots of walking. I got married in 1999 and had two children ( now 11 & 9yrs old); After having children, I participated in the DVD stay-at-home mum workout regime. Like most, after 3 months of one DVD I would lose interest, then move on to the next new exercise video months later.  After going through this routine, goodness knows how many times, a friend invited me to crossfit May 2012.  I was hooked almost immediately.
Crossfit fulfilled that desire for variety, intensity and challenge.  I couldn’t do many of the movements especially anything related to overhead, gymnastics or long aerobic movements.  I didn’t have much strength or endurance.  In the almost 3 years that I have been at crossfit  I have improved in all the movements, got into the best fitness shape in my entire life; I have gained lasting friendships and community that encourage each other to keep getting better, and try harder.
Training Philosophy:  You can always get better; fitness is not your identity, its just an important tool to a healthy life.

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Attitude Nation Level 1