Genevieve Anderson - CrossFit Level 1
was born and raised in Helena where she ran around the neighborhood and parks like an orangutan who drank an energy shot. She would climb trees, swing set frames, and occasionally nearby buildings. Not thinking of ankle or vest weights to slow her down, and unable to afford gymnastic lessons, her parents allowed her to train in the yard with self-made tumbling apparatuses, to hang out on rooftops, and to explore the great outdoors to her heart's content while they hoped for the best. As dumb luck would have it, she never broke a bone, signed up for every free sport offered throughout school, and went on to compete with real athletes in college for indoor track, outdoor track, and cross-country. Apparently living under a rock, unaware of the contagious workout fun-in-a-box, years flew by like time at a theme park. Eventually, she stumbled upon CrossFit thanks to her thoughtful husband, and it was a perfect fit (like PB&J, like Calvin & Hobbes... like bacon & CrossFitters!). She has been consistently attending since November 2012, but what keeps her coming back is primarily the encouraging positive atmosphere and the friendships that develop over a great cup of athletic kicka**. Her hero is her husband, a power lifter and genuinely nice, considerate guy, not to mention handsome. She looks up to her 3 kids who tackle their own personal challenges without giving up. Mountains find her hiking, biking, and painting them while rivers carry her, her boats, and her camera gear often. Teenagers flock to her class to listen, text, or daydream while she awes them with one-of-a-kind art lessons. Presented with a Level 1 Certificate in July of 2013, her passion for sports coupled with a huge love for coaching is official - a 25 year old bucket list item that had been waiting for the right place and people to come along.