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Shirley Brown

CrossFitLA ImageI am a native of Oregon who never thought fitness would be my life calling. When I was twelve years old I did the one mile run test at school and found it daunting. I clocked in at fifteen minutes, later discovering my trouble with breathing was due to asthma.

I did not let my struggle with asthma hold me back. When I turned fourteen, I discovered weights and began lifting at my high school and the local YMCA. I gained confidence and strength while having fun and learning independence. My strength enabled me to become a part of the track and field team where I competed in shot put.

CrossFitLA ImageAfter finishing high school I moved away to college to pursue a nursing degree at Southern Oregon University. While in college I competed on the track and field team and also participated in a bodybuilding show. At that point in time I realized that I liked being active more than showing off my muscles. I changed my major and earned a bachelors degree in Health Promotion Fitness Management.

Upon graduating from college I moved to Southern California to find sunshine and discovered a truly active lifestyle and community. I became a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer and continued to run and improve my fitness. I love working with both adults and kids, teaching them the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

I found CrossFit two years ago and have a love/hate relationship ever since. I am CrossFit Level 1 certified and currently a personal trainer to both teens and adults.

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