If not now, we have all at some point been in graduate school with endless amounts of projects, papers, assignments, SOAP notes and lesson plans on our agenda. Now that I have graduated, I am just getting used to this reality of “spare time.” I finally get to enjoy this spare time and not dedicate it all to the books!
My main goal was to get back to the gym! I used to be an athlete and work out a lot! I loved to be outdoors and a friend in my Master’s program at Chico State introduced me to a CrossFit® gym in town called NorCal Strength & Conditioning! She absolutely loved the people, coaches, workouts, and the way she felt! I figured it couldn’t hurt and to try it out! I LOVE it now! My OnRamp Coaches have been amazing these last 3 weeks! They make sure we are all educated with the proper techniques while still having fun!
In addition, a dear friend of mine, like a sister, Kelley Urbani was the first person that had ever mentioned the word “CrossFit®” to me a few years back. She was living in Southern California and decided to get involved and began training full-time under John Wellbourn of CrossFit® Football. Three years later, she had developed into quite an athlete placing 17th in the 2011 SoCal CrossFit® Regional, 1st place in the 2011 OC Throwdown, and began working as a Personal Trainer/Coach at CrossFit® Balboa in Newport Beach, CA.
I remember that my biggest inspiration of Kelley was when I looked at pictures of all her accomplishments and how great Kelley looked, I soon became interested!
Kelley soon decided to reinvent one of the main essentials to her training regimen, the wrist wrap, and created the ORIGINAL wrist wrap for CrossFit®. Kelley’s flair and attitude is well known in the industry. Her dedication to excellence and commitment to producing a product for the people, by the people, shows in her product.
Strength Wraps has since grown into a successful small business with multiple employees and distributors with an international reach (e.g., Rogue Fitness, The Brave Project). Kelley has made sure to stay true to the original concept of the wrist wrap – full range of motion, joint stability, and functionality at a cost efficient price. Offering a product with a full money back guarantee, athletes stay true to Strength Wraps and are a vital part of its success.
In a nutshell, this is what I have decided to do with my “free time” and I couldn’t have decided on anything better!