Meg Fess

Meg Fess


-LV 1 Cert

Throughout the six years I have done Crossfit, there hasn’t been one moment that I’ve regretted becoming apart of this amazing community. If I told you that becoming fit was the greatest reward, I’d be lying. The greatest reward was the family I gained and the encouragement that came with it. I have walked through so many seasons, especially in the past three years I have been at CFR. Being constantly surrounded by people who want to see me succeed, encourage me through all life moments and direct to me Jesus has kept me afloat. I am continually built up as an athlete, as a wife, a mother and student. What more could I ask for ?

I know this is where I am supposed to tell you all about myself, but I would like to leave this here for you instead. Hopefully you will understand more about me after you read it.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

The race is not for the swift or the battle for the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.

This verse has always been one that has captivated my attention. As Solomon desperately pursues to gain wisdom on the purpose of life, the one thing he declares is that life does not always make sense. The naturally strong don’t always win the battle. The brilliant aren’t always millionaires and those that are fast don’t always come first. To the fast and slow, to the average and brilliant, to the poor and rich- time and chance are given. The greatest knowledge I have gained is understanding that these are great gifts. Time to breathe. Time to live. A chance to make the best of it and a chance to accept the Lord is good no matter the outcome.

Every good coach prepares their athlete- for good and bad. So can I prepare you? There may be some difficult moments ahead. There may be moments of discomfort, moments of painful growing and maybe some moments of feeling less than average. There are going to be days that you will fight battles with yourself- one side of you pleading to give up and the other pushing (sometimes crawling) towards victory. These moments, despite how adverse they sound, are ones coaches live for. We know with each difficult moment of training- there will be far more moments of perseverance and victory. We live to see you endure, overcome and be disciplined -not because it makes you have abs of steel or traps the size of mountains, but because it trains you for the world outside the box. It trains you to not give up in adversity and to hold on when you want to let go. My friends, this is what it is all about.

As your coach- my desire is to squash every thought you have about what should be and encourage you with all that you could be. I desperately want to eliminate your thoughts about not being enough- thoughts about not being strong enough or fit enough, about being too young or too old; . I want to remind you of the time and chance you have been given to be all the Lord has created you to be and encourage you to do it fearlessly.