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Michele Guillette

Coach, Unicorn, Burpee Lover

Michele Guillette

Coach, Unicorn, Burpee Lover

Biography

CrossFit found me at a time when I was convinced that I didn’t need it. I had given up my Wall Street career to care for my twin daughters full-time and was content with my 6 days-a-week, sweating through bootcamp and kickboxing. But content meant I was too comfortable.

My husband, a dedicated CrossFit garage warrior, bought me my first barbell and while I’d often play around with it on weekends, I wasn’t convinced. As consistent as he was in the garage, I believe my husband was missing out on something I relied on for motivation – the camaraderie of working out within a community.  As a surprise, I bought him a heap of tin can raffle tickets at local spring fair and tossed them all in to win a free month at CrossFit Veracity (CFV).  And I won!  The prize invited him and a friend to CFV and he politely bullied me into giving it a try.  I reluctantly registered for the fundamentals intro…and never looked back!

The challenge was invigorating, to always have something to work and improve on.  It actually felt good to suffer and triumph, struggle and smile through every workout.  And the community at CFV has become like a second family for me, keeping me motivated to push myself more than I ever knew was possible.  My husband has also become a CFV member and often remarks how he wishes he had joined the community years ago.

Just four months after getting my first taste of CrossFit, I completed my Level 1 certification and simply got hungrier to keep learning.  I went for my CrossFit Kids certification soon after, followed by CrossFit Strongman, and continue raising my hand to take on more.

I now have the pleasure of coaching our athletes and dabbling behind the administrative scenes at CFV.  More importantly, I am doing something I love, with people I love, and in a community that inspires the best in all of us.  I’m also a better role model and inspiration for our daughters, who have grown to love the CFV community as much as we have.

Ultimately, I believe CrossFit can save the world…one burpee at a time!

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Certified – ANSI Accredited
CrossFit Strongman Certified
CrossFit Kids Certified
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
CrossFit Weightlifting Certified
CrossFit Masters Certified