My name is Michelle Harrison, I am a coach at CrossFit Cortez. I have been doing Crossfit since October 2016 and have come to love the fitness culture and community. I have never been the “sporty” type; in my younger years I was the dread headed skater punk with an appetite for rebellion and anything to disrupt the status quo. As a young adult I spent my time growing and fostering my family while working as a medical administrative. Once I became a mother I decided to take myself and my health more seriously. I started at home fitness programs which I was very dedicated and successful at. After seven years of sweating it out solo, I was looking for something more impactful. It was at that time that I started attending CrossFit classes and really enjoyed the style of workouts as well as the much needed camaraderie. The CrossFit methodology, the gym vibe, the energy and compassion of my fellow athletes and coaches, was just what I needed. It has inspired me to pursue becoming a coach myself so I can help other people to become the best version of themselves.
I am motivated by good, positive energy and thrive in environments when I’m able to be my goofy, lighthearted, playful self. I enjoy reading self-empowering literature and am an avid listener of podcasts. I love music and am a huge fan of the reggae genre. I love dance parties, being outdoors and playing sports with my family. I’m blessed with a rock solid dude as my husband of 11 years and together we have a 9 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. My family is my motivation for being the best I can be.
I am an entrepreneur through and through. I’ve started multiple businesses and have enjoyed creating one of a kind products as well as being involved in my community as a small business owner. I have learned and have grown so much through my successes and failures so I take time to mentor youth and adults who are interested in entrepreneurship. One of my goals is to write a book geared towards encouraging people to question and break those mental blocks and the poverty mindset that I’ve personally had to overcome. I am a lover of people of all kinds and I love to understand what makes people “tick.”