Congrats Michelle on being our next CrossFitter of the Month

From the Coaches

“Michelle is awesome! Her dedication to getting fit inspires and motivates me to be better as well. Well Done!”-Doug

“It is great to see Michelle’s hard work and consistency paying off. She is absolutely crushing workouts and has gotten a ton stronger along the way. Glad to see her hard work paying off in and outside of the gym. Keep up the great work!”- Eric

“Michelle’s commitment to consistency and quality eating habits has paid dividends and it shows. So much improvement and an encouragement to others!”- Chris

“Michelle personifies what being a member of the CFPC family is al about. She always has a smile on her face and works hard during every workout. She is a coachable athlete who constantly strives for improvement. Congratulations! You Deserve it!” -NIck

“I don’t have the opportunity to teach CF classes that much and so I literally had to do a double take the last time Michelle was in my class! Visibly her body composition has changed tremendously but her tenacity during workouts has really ramped up as well! Michelle bravo on your hard work, we have the pleasure of coaching you 1 hour a day but you are putting in the work outside the gym and it shows!”- Kenzie

From Michelle

I’m Michelle Bowlen. I’m married to Neal, mother of Ava (13), Jacob (13), and Charlie (9). I’m an anesthesiologist at Primary Children’s Hospital. Taking care of children is incredibly rewarding. I am constantly impressed by their strength and ability to find joy even in challenging circumstances. When I’m not working, I’m binge watching Netflix with the family or riding my mare Sugar. Neal and I moved to Park City in 2002 from Indianapolis. We live in Silver Creek.

Neal started Crossfit first. He talked me into trying it in March of 2017. So I’ve been at it for 10 months! I often still feel like the newbie as I’m still learning movements.

One of my greatest struggles has been finding the time to get to class. I tend to bounce around to whatever time fits into my work schedule. Neal is my enabler- he makes the coffee and drags me out of bed for the 5:15 class when that is the only time I can make.

I was a little surprised by how much I enjoy weight lifting- especially squats! I’m getting stronger and leaner and seeing real changes in my energy level. In October, I got serious and added portion control and a mindful diet to the crossfit wod’s. Since then I’ve burned off 20 pounds, decreased my body fat by 6%, and gone down 2 pant sizes. I honestly haven’t felt this good in years…

My favorite work outs are heavy days or works out with lots of repetitions (like chipper or cindie). The 12 Days of Christmas was really fun! I despise running and the assault bike even though I know they are good for me.

If I could choose a super power it would be mind control… that, or muscle ups.

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