Who is Helsi?
I have 3 busy, athletic kids and I'm just doing my best to keep up with them! I reached that big milestone birthday with a "4" in it a few weeks ago and guess what? I feel awesome! I'm in better shape now after doing CrossFit for 2 years than I have ever been as an adult.
I grew up as a gymnast. I've tried all types of workouts as an adult including kickboxing, running & group classes at the gym. I've also taken some pretty big breaks when I was having my babies, I'm talking years here. I wish I would have had CrossFit in my life then. It has been such an inspiration to see Trina kick butt through her pregnancy. I have never found a workout, or maybe I should say lifestyle, that has kept me excited & motivated for such a long time. I can honestly say that I can't imagine ever quitting CrossFit. How many people can say they seriously love their workout? I know a whole bunch of them at CrossFit Station!
How has your athletic career changed?
I've been a competitive athlete, a couch potato, a weekend warrior, a runner and everything in between. I'm at a place in my life where I just want to enjoy my kids and do as much fun stuff as possible! I love being able to jump on a snowboard, wakeboard, scooter or snowmobile and not worry that I'm going to break my neck. I never want to miss out on their lives because I haven't taken care of myself. I just showed my 15 year old how to do a handstand push-up. How cool is that? She was doing her own workout at home. I hope to be a good example for my kids.
anything else you'd like us to know...
CrossFit is never boring. There is always a new challenge waiting. I love the people who seem to be drawn to it. You will find many different kinds of folks with vastly different athletic abilities. But, they are all fun, easy-going, encouraging and just a little bit competitive. I love being part of the family at the Station.