Michelle Smith is a member of the CrossFit Redux power family: The Smiths. We are lucky enough to have Bernard, Rachael, Ryan, and our member of the month for August, 2016, Michelle, as members of CrossFit Redux.
Michelle is about as determined as they come. She never takes any shortcuts during WODs and is always up for anything. Especially a WOD that has running.
Michelle has such a genuine and caring soul. She is always eager to learn and then pass on her knowledge. Get to know her – you won’t regret it for a second. Thank you Michelle, and the entire Smith family, for making us a part of your journey! We are truly blessed because of you.
I viewed my time at CrossFit as an activity to do with my family. My goal was, and still is, to move functionally. Fast forward, I’ve gotten stronger, look different, and have greater ability in all my activities. I’ve even been known to peek at the 55+ year old athletes in the sport.
My least favorite activity, gee, let me see as there are a number of them! I guess I’ll go with inverted. I’ve never done a handstand in my life! A number of years ago during a movement program that I was in, I asked to do a handstand. The teacher selected four robust men to get me inverted! I cried after the event at the loving gesture of these four men making a handstand possible for me. Fast forward to CrossFit, I am eternally grateful for Downward Dog as a modification.
At first, I was concerned about my kids taking up CrossFit (ie. growing bones and lifting weights). Ryan has extensive pilates training, Rachael to a lesser degree. And because of this I was confident that they knew how to avoid injury. Dave and Job (chiropractor) helped me to understand how to safely bring CrossFit to kids.
The elation for me was seeing the newfound joy and tenacity that Rachael found from lifting weights. Ryan is a gorgeous mover, whom I’ve always enjoyed watching in any physical activity.