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Lauren Malazita:

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My first exposure with CrossFit was years ago through the daily workouts through the CrossFit blog. Some years later, I forced myself to walk into a local gym for my first on-ramp class. An hour later, totally smoked and soaked from sweat, I was certain I’d never be able to climb a flight of stairs again and was immediately hooked.

This sport introduced me to a supportive community where it is okay to struggle, vent, yell, cry, and even fail. It’s also okay to compete, crush goals, exceed expectations, bond, and do things once thought impossible. By working and training side-by-side with the same athletes each day, their goals became my own and I found myself celebrating the achievements of others, pushing them harder, and helping them find a more efficient way to move.

As a coach, I hope to help aspiring athletes of all levels work on their physical and mental goals both inside and outside the “box.”
The change I saw in the gym leaked into all areas of my life, giving me ever increasing personal and professional drive and confidence and I want to help other people get there as well. There’s something about a barbell and loud music after a bad day at work or fight with a friend that is incredibly freeing. When not working or training, you can find me anywhere that has live music, relaxing with friends outdoors, or trying to convince my black cat “B” to act more like a dog.

 

Credentials

B.S. Psychology

M.Ed. Higher Education & Student Leadership

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CPR/First Aid Certified