CrossFit has opened up so many opportunities in my life! I originally started because my mom opened up the local box and I had just moved home, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to start something new. I was very reluctant to start because I wasn’t comfortable working out with complete strangers and…

My love for fitness started early. Being from a small town and small school, everyone was involved in all activities. I played most sports in school and have always been very competitive. It’s just in my nature! My parents always pushed my sisters and me to be our best in everything we do. This taught…

Of course opening a business is never as easy as signing on the dotted lines and ‘poof’ it appears. The Pontello’s and the Watson’s worked diligintly to pave the way so that we could share our desire and love for fitness with the community we also love. We share a vision for our community and…

I got involved in sports at a young age. I did gymnastics and played softball as a small child. Once I started athletics in junior high into high school I wanted to give all sports a try. I have a background in volleyball basketball, softball, golf, and track. But my main passion was cheerleading in…

You see, I was never an athletic individual. I always participated in sports, but that was just it, participated. I enjoyed running the most, and this was most likely because no one else was depending on me for their score or to do well. It was just me and the pavement. Well, after I was…

  I remember my first impression of CrossFit. Hard, elite, big city hype, expensive, not for me. Those were a few words that came to mind. See, I am raised a small town, simple girl. My exercise at the time I heard of CrossFit was mostly running for pleasure 3-4 times per week with a…

When I started reading the data regarding COVID-19 and the attack on the chronically ill and elderly, the ‘sick -well -fit continuum immediately came to my mind. Selfishly, I located myself on the continuum to see where I would fall if contracting the virus. Then I started placing my family on the chart, then my…

As our nation moves more and more towards obesity and laden with chronic disease, healthcare reform struggles to provide coverage for more citizens all the while raising cost of deductibles and out of pocket expense. I cannot imagine the money that goes into this ‘reforming’ movement. Being involved in healthcare 26 years has given me…

I went to medical school to learn to treat diseases, specializing in Internal Medicine, which is designed to help patients treat diseases of the body, mostly diseases that come from their own lifestyle choices. Yes, the answer to most questions in medicine is ’lifestyle modifications’, but just how does one suggest going about these ‘lifestyle…

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