Stronger, Healthier, Happier with Coach Jess

Stronger, Healthier, Happier with Coach Jess

Stronger, Healthier, Happier with Coach Jess

I was always an athlete. But lifting weights? The room where all those people who looked like they knew what they were doing? I checked it out a couple of times. Walked in, walked out. Not for me. I mean, what would I even do in there? And a personal trainer? Nah, too expensive.

…but then momWOD started at my husband’s gym, CrossFit High Voltage.

Child care, you say? A coach to walk me through it? But mostly… childcare?! Sold! This class has changed everything about the way I look at fitness and I am so grateful.

I am stronger. Yes, I’ve built some muscle, but I am also mentally stronger. I can take on way more than I ever thought I could. We survive WOD after WOD together (sometimes barely) and yet we come back the next day for more. Why? Well, that leads to my next point…

I am empowered. I had never picked up a barbell in my life (well, except for that weird strength conditioning class in high school where we all pretended to work but we really just talked… amiright ladies?!). Now, I think I actually could walk into the selfie room, uh weight room, at the local globo-gym. I walk taller and am more confident in my endeavors, because I know what I’m capable of.

I feel safe. momWOD was and is a safe place for me. CrossFit can be intimidating. The intensity, the weights dropping, those girls with their muscles! Man, they looked good! I could learn, practice and improve with everyone else at 9:30am. I even participated in my first Open, just 3 months after signing up! And you know what? It was FUN! We were all in the same boat and it made showing up so much easier.  

This is my therapy. All that talk about being your ‘best hour’, some days it really is! If you’re reading this, you already know.

I have built amazing relationships. This community has made our pocket of Los Angeles feel much smaller, and I love it. I have met people whose friendships I hope to carry on for decades.

I know most of you know what I’m talking about; we all have been witness to the momWOD phenomenon. It’s grown from an average of 4-5 members to 20+ (including our beloved dadWOD’ers)!

I applaud and admire the women who walk through the door, strong enough to take an hour for themselves every day. It’s not easy to do, but it makes us better people.

We’re stronger, healthier and happier, and what I love most is that we’re positive examples of what self-care and health are to future generations.