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Laura M

Laura M

Biography

  • Bachelors in Athletic Training
  • Masters in Exercise Science
  • Certified Athetic Trainer/ Licensed Athletic Trainer in MS
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CPR/ AED Certified

I have always been competitive and into sports as far back as I can remember, playing softball along with field events in track until graduating high school in 2009. Once in college, I let myself go with eating terrible and incorporating lots of booze. When I was in grad-school I had gained a significant amount of weight and knew I had to do something, so I started crossfit in the spring of 2014. After my first workout I was hooked and knew this was what I needed and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. I didn’t start GPX until Aug of 2015 and I instantly fell in love with the community and programming, in which led me to get my level 1 a year and a half later and start coaching here. With being a coach, my athletic training background has become handy because if an athlete is having pain I can do a quick eval to see what the issue is and instantly give them an alternative exercise or workout along with rehab and stretches to help. My passion is more on the lifting aspect of crossfit as it came pretty natural to me, so most of the time you will find me with a barbell in my hands. I love spreading my knowledge on skills or lifts, along with what has helped me along the way since I once started at ground 0. Nothing makes me more proud than seeing an athlete get a PR when they had their doubts about a lift, or getting there first pullup especially those that are always working extra or constantly asking questions.