CF Cert Level 1
Favorite Workout: Diane
Marisol Reed’s connection with CrossFit began in a much different manner than most. In April of 2014, she started her trial week at Valley under Coach Mike Latch in an effort to spite her coworkers who tried convincing her that CrossFit wasn’t appropriate for her. Back when warm-ups for “Linda” may have consisted of some juggling, parkour, and ab-dolly racing, her introduction to CrossFit was similar to many of our more veteran members experiences, sink or learn to swim.
Almost immediately, she stepped up to the challenge and dove head first into this lifestyle getting her L1 to help Mike out at VCF Reseda with a bootcamp program we were running at the time. Since then, she has become indispensable in all things Valley CrossFit. From organizing fundraisers, to keeping members aware and excited about upcoming events, to making sure the gym remains habitable, this gym would not be where it is today without her.
When she is not in class motivating everyone around her with her incredible determination and capacity, she splits her time teaching Pilates and with her family. Her 3 children, and a Liam, give her plenty of opportunities to take the discipline, patience and grit that she practices in the gym daily, and apply it to her everyday life…basically, she eats adversity for breakfast.