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Meet Angie and Glen

Who are Angie and Glen?
We are an active family that likes to be on the go whether it be skiing in the winter or wake-boarding in the summer.  We enjoy spending  time together no matter where we are.  Angie is the Chief Operations Officer at the Stephenson family home and likes to volunteer helping out a number of local and international causes.  Glen fixes stuff at home and at his dental practice.  Megan, Jake,  Luke and Autumn are wonderful kids making life very happy for mom and dad.
Why CrossFit?
We found CrossFit a few years back and were attracted to the variety of workouts.  We got bored doing the same workout day after day until Crossfit came along.  We love having difficult and new workouts every day.
How has your athletic career changed?
We have found that it does not take us any time to jump into a new sport and season.  When it is winter we pop on the skis  and enjoy the mountain from day one without  soreness.  Same with our time and the lake. Add to this improved daily performance at home and work....well we are kind of hooked!
Glen has a sense of humor and this was his first answer:
CrossFit has really changed my "athletic" career. With all the measurements of workouts and time I now have data to prove that I really suck at Thrusters, pullups, wallballs...ok just about everything with a bar. I also discovered that I can jump rope. Yes you heard me right, j.u.m.p. r.o.p.e. (third graders don't even think about beating me)

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Who are the Moomey's?

We are Ron and Elly and Mark Moomey. Ron is retired, Elly is working  as a flex RN and Mark is a full time student at BYU Provo, UT.
I, Elly,  started Cross Fit in April 2012, after being introduced to it by a friend.
Why CrossFit? I liked the idea of diversity, and fairly quick, but intensive workouts. When I came the first weeks, was totally impressed by the strength and agility of participants, and thought I would never be able to do a pull up.
I have been a life long runner, running several half marathons and 3 full marathons in the last 10 years. In the last years I added road biking and completed two half Iron man's  So I thought I was in fairly decent shape, but CrossFit told me there is always room for improvement!. I love it, and it has become addictive. It surely has increased my strength, especially  upper body. It is cool to see muscles develop and define I did not know I had.
In the recent years I have had hamstring injuries due to running and biking, but have been able to continue CrossFit, with some modifications. I never look to see what the WOD is....I rather be naive and I do not want to know what is waiting for me...The WOD might look daunting, but when I start, I mentally check things off, and before you know, it is done!
Now I combine running with CrossFit, and it is awesome. I feel strong with the work out combinations and I am looking forward to running a few races in the spring.
I, Ron have been retired for a while, and became more sedentary. I watched my wife Elly participate in CrossFit for about 6 months, and then I started.  Once I began CrossFit I have had no problems with back, knees and shoulders, and I have regained a lot of strength and stamina and overall I feel great and healthier.
It is fun for us as a family to go together for a work out, and start our day.
Recently Mark started working with Tony, to prepare for some physical fitness tests. While in his last semester of high school, he came 3x a week. At the moment, being home from college, he has been coming about 3-4 x weekly, to stay in shape for his Army ROTC physical training class. Mark's comment:" I am looking forward to start ROTC training next week, and see everyone struggling. It will be a piece of cake after CrossFit!"
We, the Moomey's, like the atmosphere at Eagle CrossFit Station, Tony and Trina are great trainers and friends, good motivators and examples. We also like it that they make the work outs adaptable to each individual capacities. And it is fun to come and see people you work out with regularly, and have become friends.

Helsi's Story

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.
Why CrossFit? 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.