Ally, Bethany and I have been waiting patiently for the right person to come along who we felt would not only make a great addition to our team but also be a good fit for our awesome BCF members. We are excited to announce that Megan Bailey will be joining the BCF team starting next week (well actually tomorrow morning if you want to be exact:). Megan will be shadowing and helping with classes next week as she works to get to know the BCF community. Below is a quick bio on Megan which is pretty impressive on its own, but what impressed us the most about Megan was her approach in our box. She has been coming to Saturday classes as an athlete on and off for the last couple of months and she never once came in trying to impress people with how much she knew, but if you watch her lift and train it speaks for itself. And as you many of will soon discover she is incredibly sweet, reserved, and helpful. She is also driven, and passionate about health, fitness, and CrossFit. Please take a little time to read below about Megan and lets make Megan feel at home as she begins to acclimate.
Also if you didn't know it yet, Megan is Barb's daughter (One of Our BCF Members). And like Barb we expect Megan to become very well liked among BCF's members.
Growing up Megan was very active and always conscious of living a healthy lifestyle. She played multiple sports, focusing mostly on volleyball throughout high school.
After high school Megan got married, moved to San Diego, and started college (for Accounting) at a local community college. Shortly after, she took a break from school to reevaluate out what her career path would be. In the mean time she worked for a Chiropractor helping patients with hot/cold and stem therapy after their adjustments. This was her "ah-ha" moment.
After doing a lot of research, she came across the National Personal Training Institute in Portland, OR and signed up. This program covered all aspects of training such as anatomy, physiology, postural analysis, nutrition, and much more. After graduating in 2011, Megan interned at the school helping with the practical portion of class.
Once moving back to San Diego, Megan got her CrossFit level 1 in April of 2012. She was the assistant coach at CrossFit 760 in Carlsbad, CA. There, she was in charge of the Elements program, as well as coaching regular CrossFit classes. In the Elements program she broke down and taught the basic fundamental movements of CrossFit, preparing the CrossFit "newbies" for regular classes. Her greatest joy is to teach clients how to move as efficiently as possible, how to properly fuel their bodies, and to help them reach their goals in fitness and in life.
After relocating back to Oregon for the final time in August of 2013, Megan received her CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting certification. Megan is currently coaching at Lane 5 CrossFit in Eugene, OR and is very excited to be a part of the BCF CrossFit community!
See ya tomorrow!