Morgan Carlson

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
Crossfit Endurance
NCCP Weightlifting Level 1

I grew up wrestling, with a fair bit of success at the high school level, competing nationally and internationally. As an adult, I pursued activities like rock climbing, snowboarding, and mountain biking, but, even though I REALLY missed the brutal beat downs of wrestling practices, I couldn’t find an exercise or fitness regime that could hold my focus and enthusiasm for more than a few weeks. And I was paying the price. I had problems with my back, my shoulders, my knees. It was getting harder to enjoy my outdoor pursuits. Even my job was growing increasingly uncomfortable. I was in my early thirties, and I felt, physically, like I was already on the downhill slide into old age.

I had been hearing a lot about CrossFit from friends but, like so many people, I thought it was something I would have to get in serious shape for before I could even start. In 2008, desperate to avoid terminal decrepitude, I had an inspiration: I wanted to be able to say, at least once more in my life, that I was in the best shape of my life. So, despite feeling intimidated, I took the plunge and started CrossFit. It was love at first WOD. Even though I was completely laid flat in my first session, all grey-faced and queasy, and unable to stand up for 15 minutes, I knew I would be coming back for more. Fast forward to now, I really do feel like I’m in the best shape of my life, but I feel like I’m just scratching the surface of what’s possible with CrossFit. My fitness and my sense of what I’m capable of doing just keep improving and expanding. This is what motivates me as a coach. I’m interested, almost obsessively, in functional movement, mobility, and proper technique, but I’m truly inspired by helping people find their own sense of expanding capabilities and possibilities.