My name is Mellissa Armstrong, I stumbled upon a CrossFit class back in 2016 and was instantly hooked! As a busy mom of 5, I never took time for myself & had some health concerns. I decided I didn’t want to be a rocking chair Grandma so for the 1st time ever I invested in myself.
I was drawn to the challenges, goal setting and how CF pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Hero wods are my favorite because we do it to honor the fallen. You have the support and encouragement from the CF community which brings out the fire in athletes. We embrace the suck together. There is something to be said about a sport that cheers on the last one to finish. You land up doing things you didn’t even know you could.
I pursued my L1 and began coaching in 2018. I’ve done many competitions and made athlete of the year which was a great honor for this mom that couldn’t even do 1 push-up when I started.
I was also an elementary PE Teacher for 7 years and I’m passionate about building up the next generation. I manage a Fitness Center where I do training & programming for all skill levels. I love nothing more than to help athletes hit their goals. Starting is the hardest part but there is great reward in the investment.