Michelle Allegra stayed active when she was young by competing on an All-Star cheerleading team. She continued to cheer in college at the University of Miami. When she stopped cheering, she tried to stay in shape by working out on her own, but struggled with motivation. For years, she tried a mix of globo gym, yoga, a bit of running, and spinning, but nothing ever kept her interest well enough to stay consistent. When she started CrossFit in January of 2010, she was hooked! She knew she finally found her niche. The "constantly varied" aspect really kept her attention, along with the accountability to coaches and other athletes to show up and push yourself beyond your perceived limits. CrossFit felt like being part of a team again, and she convinced a handful of friends and family to make the same commitment. Seeing the change in people's fitness levels, confidence levels, and overall health made her eager to start coaching and making a difference in her community. She is a firm believer that ANYBODY can do CrossFit, and it's never too early or too late to start!