her story

Lori McMahon

Competitive CrossFit Athlete | Co-Owner of Barrier Island CrossFit

a little bit about me

CrossFit is my passion.  Period.  Through many years of running, kickboxing, spin, yoga, you-name-it-I-tried-it, I never quite found that one means of fitness that made me feel accomplished and satisfied.  And especially after 3 pregnancies, my body never felt the same.  I trained and ran several 10k races, half marathons and even the NYC Marathon, but still couldn’t figure out how to get my body to a point where I was proud of how I looked, and even more, happy with how I felt.  And then I found CrossFit.  I was hooked from day 1.  I drank the juice, bought the gear, got my Level 1, and never looked back.  The workouts kept my body feeling the best I’ve ever felt, and my mind the clearest it’s ever been.  I love the way I feel now, more so at 45 years old, than I did at 25.  All because of the right balance of nutrition, CrossFit and life!

I have been a competitive CrossFit athlete for 5 years now.  I competed on team in the 2012 Northeast CrossFit Regionals, made it to the Master’s Qualifier for the last 3 years, and finished 5th in the world in the 2015 CrossFit Qualifier in the Master’s 45-49 category.  And after years of chasing the dream, I qualified and competed in the 2016 / 2017 CrossFit Games.

Coaching CrossFit is what I love to do the most.  The transformations I have seen through coaching classes and giving nutritional advice have been so incredibly rewarding.  I can’t believe that my “job” is doing what I love – helping people feel better about themselves.  CrossFit has taught me so much, but I think the most important thing I’ve learned, is that It’s never too late to change course.  Believe in yourself, and anything is possible.

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