A couple of years later, I became a certified teaching pro and tennis/athletic club manager at two different clubs in Northern Virginia and started training for marathons. I ran the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach and then the Disney Marathon 9 months later with shorter races sprinkled here and there. Now, I mostly run for fun, supporting local races, or partner with folks new to running with goals of just finishing his or her first race.
I started following fitness about 3 years ago. Intrigued by the CrossFit Games, I started practicing some of the Olympic lifting movements in my home gym and trying some workouts of the day on CrossFit.com. I got hooked and eventually walked into Mitten Fitness wanting some coaching on technique and form. They were awesome right out of the gates. The coaches welcomed me and the members are an amazing, supportive group.
What I’m getting at is that I’ve always loved fitness and maybe only just realized to what extent. The team at Mitten Fitness has taken this functional sport to a whole new level for me. I love the constantly varied approach that the Workouts of the Day (WODs) provide. The community atmosphere of members of all ages sizes and walks of life simply supporting each other - encouraging one another to try harder and to just do a little better than the day before. It is exhilarating.
Motivation & Passion
From member to owner...In a nutshell, my experience at Mitten Fitness inspired me to take my enthusiasm for fitness to the next level and earn my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer status. I can’t wait to share my knowledge with the membership and continue to learn and improve during our individual health and wellness journeys. Everyone has his or her own unique path to wellness. Sometimes we just need a guide. We have a bevy of class offerings within and outside of the fitness spectrum. I assure you that we have a class for everyone AND a team of top-notch coaches to help you reach your goals.