Nikki Newton – Coach
My entire life has evolved around sports and fitness. My father was a professional football player turned coach for over 40 years, as well as my mother who coached for most of her teaching career. My brother played collegiate football at TA&M. My earliest memories from grade school are spending summer vacations with my Dad in the high school weight room and watching game film to get ready for next football season. I started playing competitive softball then transitioned to Volleyball, basketball and track in high school. Due to injuries I did not play competitively in college but I did participate in intramurals!! You name the sport and I was playing it! I also got certified to officiate because I could not get enough.
After college, I too, was a member at a Globo Gym. After years of playing sports and endless hours of practice, running and working out there was no way I could stop now. I truly enjoy working out and feeling strong. So, for years I looked for new programs and exercise routines to keep it fresh and keep me motivated. Finally, one day I heard of CrossFit. I saw a few pictures on Facebook but it took me two years to work up the courage to actually walk in the door for a no sweat intro. I already had a home gym with everything I could need (or so I thought). But, in June of 2014 I walked into CrossFit Equality. Best decision I could have made for my future self.
The family at CFE was truly welcoming and the environment pushed all my fears away. And talk about variety and keeping it fresh. The workouts are always challenging and constantly changing. It is an all-inclusive environment where everyone is doing the same workout but adjusting for their individual fitness levels. What I find most fascinating about Crossfit is that the loudest cheers are for those that finish last. This is what clinched it for me. I knew I wanted to be a part of this positive and life changing environment so I decided to become a coach. I want to be involved in the positive transformation that changes the lives of our members. I love watching the member’s achieve new PR’s, conquer complex movements and reach for goals they thought were unobtainable. I love every minute of it.
CrossFit Level 1 – June 2018