Melissa Blackstone

Credentials:

USA Weightlifting Level I Coach

Favorite Movement:

Split Jerk

How long in CF and why:

I began CrossFit in January 2017 and instantly fell in love with the variety of movements, combination of movements, and overall atmosphere. I’ve dabbled in various high-intensity sports in the past, like Jui-Jitsu, Triathlons, and field sports, but have found that CrossFit really keeps my body guessing and moving well as I age.

Favorite part about coaching:

That ah-ha! moment when the timing, coordination, and stars align for an athlete during a particular movement!

Favorite cheat meal:

SUSHI! And Amanda’s (one of our awesome members) cupcakes…literally any flavor cupcake. They are all AMAZING!

Life outside the gym:

I am a full time Speech and Language Pathologist for adult and geriatrics patients. I also have a passion for food and nutrition, dogs, and that’s-what-she-said jokes. When I’m not in the gym, you’ll probably find me outside with Todd or riding with our bike gang.