The ability to be positive and genuine are a complete game changer for effective communication. Therefore your challenge for this week, if you choose to accept it, is to be genuine and positive for 60-minutes daily. The same expectation Brittney has for any of her gym members. Just a warning, this may sound easier than it actually is. If you struggle, give yourself grace but continue to strive with this goal in mind. It is when we challenge ourselves routinely and commit to change that we allow it to occur.
When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? When you decide to hit the gym in January and create these elaborate weight loss goals, is it driven by a vision of attractiveness defined by others? Today, we are surrounded by opinions, from voices so loud that our own voice can easily be drowned out. At least that’s what happened to me, I was trying to create the ultimate melting pot of health and beauty devised from the opinions of others.
I tried countless diets and exercise programs for a while I was even on a kick where I ordered from every fancy health related infomercial. I’m talking kitchen appliances to pointless aerobic equipment. Can you say Shake Weight? For years I was disgusted with myself, I couldn’t even look in the mirror and when I did all I could ask myself is, how? How did you let this happen?
Last August, I met Brittney Russell and everything changed for me. Not just because I found a form of exercise I enjoy or the fact that she is an awesome Personal Trainer. She empowered me to dig deep and find my voice again. She made me define what beautiful, healthy and strong meant to me. Then she helped me for the first time in my life create a vision of who I want to be, not only physically but mentally, using my once drowned out authentic voice. Her approached changed my life and is continuing to, making my journey to living a life I absolutely love 100% possible.
Brittney is the owner of Black Powder CrossFit, and creator of The MissFit Movement. Her personal motto is “in a healthy body is a healthy mind.” She believes in that motto so much that she has it tattooed on the inside of her right arm. It is a constant reminder that in order to live healthy, one must also think healthy. Brittney’s goal as a health and fitness professional is to help people help themselves.
Brittney holds a M.A. in Exercise and Sport Psychology from Arogsy University, a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas Tech University, and a massage therapy degree. She is also a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and holds certifications in USAW, USAPL, TRX, CrossFit Mobility, and CrossFit Strongman. Currently she is pursuing a certification to become a PN L1 nutrition coach.
CrossFit has given Brittney an avenue to pursue her passion of helping people physically and mentally. Brittney is committed to creating an inviting environment, providing quality training and world-class service at Black Powder CrossFit that is second to none.
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