Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meet Megan Parsons

I thought it would be fun to get to know some of our female coaches here at Crossfit Central. Over the next few weeks I will be spotlighting the amazing women who train/nurture/yell at/laugh with us. Now, on to.......

Megan Parsons

How were you introduced to Crossfit?

I started working out at CrossFit Central in June 2008 to simply mix-it-up and try something new. I have always been a workout junkie so paying to join a class at CFC was a huge deal for me. I am not the type of person who needs inspiration or motivation to continue to work out to stay on track; I just needed a change (and Jess said I must try it). Growing up as a daughter of a football coach, you naturally gravitate to fitness and sports. I have always lifted weights, run, etc. I LOVE FITNESS!

Favorite WOD/lift:

I like Nancy and Christine

Favorite Zone/Paleo Meal:

Steak, asparagus, sweet potato. I love Paleo pancakes and Lemon Tarts baked by Eric Wood too.

Favorite cheat meal: Nachos

I have always wanted to spend an entire summer at the ocean; the 1st part in the Caribbean and the 2nd part in the Mediterranean.

1 word people use to describe me: Showout!

Outside of the gym I like to lay by the pool (if its summer) and of course hang out with my friends. Friends are family to me. I love watching college football!

Something nobody knows about me or may be surprised to know: I am scared I'll end up alone someday.

Favorite place to eat in Austin: Cuatros

Song that gets me pumped up for a workout: all hip-hop!

Proudest accomplishment: Defending my thesis

Best piece of advice anyone’s ever given you:

My Dad told me “it is the quiet moments out of the spotlight when no one else is looking that most defines your character.” This statement has resonated with me since I was a teenager. It keeps me pressing forward even when I know I can be complacent and no will know.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I will still be living in the greatest city ever, Austin. I will own a house on Lake Austin complete with a wakeboarding boat and an infinity pool. I hope to be married and have 1 little showout kid. I think that is about all the children I can handle =).

I am still working with CrossFit Central and growing and branding Relentless boot camps and CrossFit Central. I oversee multiple coaches and train them up to be the best CrossFit coaches in the country. The name “Relentless” is a house hold name in Austin and coaches travel far distances to learn the programming and methods of our boot camps.

I have developed a training course or seminar that teaches individuals balance with workout, nutrition, and life. I work to remove the all-or-nothing attitudes and promote quality of life and day-to-day balance.

I have also patented the word “Showout” and have an entire t-shirt and accessory line promoting the Showout brand.

I am financially free and pay for everything with cash. I am a 6-figure coach and love my job!

That's what I call GOAL Setting!!

Megan heads up our Relentless Bootcamps and website. She can be found at Deep Eddy, Dick Nichols, and Lake Pointe bootcamps. Megan also is available for personal training- 5 minutes with her and you're sure to be a Showout!! To find out more about Megan, check out her blog.