Maria Hartwell - Union Fitness Maria Hartwell - Union Fitness

Maria Hartwell

CrossFit Kids Coach

My first introduction to CrossFit was at a fitness gym when a member told me that he thought I would should check out this place called CrossFit because I’m good at “jumping and stuff.” I was itching for a more challenging workout routine, so I dropped in for a Free Intro Class. I had completed my NASM Personal Training Certification and thought that Level One Classes would be a breeze, but it turned out there was a lot about weightlifting that I didn’t know.

I have CrossFit because… every workout is a growth opportunity. CrossFit has not only helped me feel confident, but strong, healthy, and safe as a member of an incredibly supportive community.

I coach because… I know what it is like to face adversity. I know that the benefits of CrossFit can be applied across all domains in life. My career as a school social worker along with my personal training background, CrossFit Level One, and CrossFit Kids Certification help me be the most attentive, empathetic, and supportive coach that I can be. I love knowing that the children are developing the confidence, strength, and healthy lifestyles they need to feel like they can do anything.

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