Saturday, September 19, 2015

I Am

I Am MissFit.
I am strong.
I am confident.
I am bold.
I am beautiful.
I am brave.
I am adventurous.
I am ambitious.
I am driven.
I am courageous.
I am relentless.
I am fearless.
I am focused.
I am loving.
I am caring.
I am brazen.
I am fabulous.
I am outstanding.
I am fun.
I am flamboyant.
I am great.
I am an example.
I am goal-driven.
I am unstoppable.
I am unbreakable.
I am gentle.
I am tough.
I am vibrant.
I am committed.
I am trustworthy.
I am true to self.
I am a risk taker.
I am an achiever.
I am a leader.
I am a doer.
Like I said... I AM MISSFIT!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


My mission is excellence.  I desire to live to the best of my ability.  And that is why I Am MissFit.  I live to be as strong as possible.  I live to learn as much as possible.  I live to experience as much as possible.  I strive to shine bright with a contagious radiance of beauty and confidence.  I want to reach the highest peak of my human potential while I am on this earth. 

I have accomplished great things before, but my past does not equal my future.  I want to be more tomorrow than I was yesterday, and I will use the NOW to catapult me into a cascade of excellence for as long as possible.  Because nothing is impossible.    

Contrary to what you may be thinking.  I don’t desire excellence in order to be the center of attention or appear bigger or better than anyone else.  My aim is to be an example of what is possible.  If I can reach my true potential, other women and young ladies may understand the power of their own potential and take one step closer to their dreams.  My motive is to motivate, inspire, and empower other women to dig deep down inside and relentlessly aspire to define for themselves what it means to be excellent.  I believe if I can strive for my personal definition of excellence, so can you.

I have decided that I am not confined to my fears of failure.  I have decided that even if I am scared, I will try until I succeed.  Because I know that if I try in the midst of being scared, once the smoke clears I will walk away a stronger woman. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

MissFit Athlete Spotlight: Krysty Geesey

Athlete: Krysty Geesey

Age: 25

Sport: CrossFit

Location: Hardbat CrossFit (Newark, DE)
Here a CrossFit athlete that you should keep in your radar.  Krysty is young, strong as hell, super athletic, and competitive!  I met Krysty sometime ago at a local CrossFit competition, and didn’t really take notice until I saw this:


In case you're wondering, that is 205 on the bar! This woman is a beast!  She is not shy to share her goal of making it to the 2014 CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regionals that is coming up this summer.  If you are a fan of sport, CrossFit you should keep your eyes peeled for Krysty.

Krysty sandwiched between CrossFit Games competitor Emily Friedman and Champion Sam Briggs

Can you tell me about your background? 

I was definitely a tomboy when I was growing up and enjoyed being active and competitive. I was the only girl who would play kickball at recess in elementary school and would kick all the boys’ butts. I grew up in the small town, Dover, PA. I lived in Lancaster, PA for 7 years while completing my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I recently moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland after accepting my first job as a school psychologist.
Where do you train?

I am currently training at Hardbat CrossFit in Newark, DE, owned by Ian Hardin and Derek Batman (Yes, that’s really his last name—haha). Ian has been doing all of my programming. His program, Hardin-Fast, is solid ( for anyone who wants to be a competitive CrossFit athlete.  

What is your sport/fitness background/competitive background?

I didn’t get involved in any organized sports teams until I was in junior high and finally convinced my mom to let me play basketball. I played volleyball and ran track in high school. I also ran indoor and outdoor track at Millersville University. I was a sprinter, dabbled in long jump, and ran on the sprint relays. I’ve always had some natural ability and speed, but was never a standout athlete. I have now been doing CrossFit for over 2 years and also got my Level 1 CF certification over a year ago. I have done numerous competitions since beginning CrossFit and really enjoy that aspect.

How did you find CrossFit?
Annie, a friend in my graduate school cohort, was talking about CrossFit before one of our summer classes. She told me that she thought I would really like it. In September 2011, I went to my first CrossFit class at 5:45am. After trying it out, I knew that CrossFit was what I needed to kick my butt back into shape. It had been over 2 years since I had trained with any kind of intensity. I knew if I was paying for a membership and a coach was telling me what to do, that I would actually get myself out of bed to workout. That was the kind of motivation that I needed to become active again.

Are you competing?

I am competing. I think that has been one of the largest draws of CrossFit for me. I really missed being a competitive athlete after college. I have done a lot of local competitions over the past few years, as well as some partner and team competitions. I am also looking to compete in some Olympic Lifting competitions, as well. I think it would be really cool to qualify for the American Open next year.

What are your goals & ambitions?  What is your greatest accomplishment in CF thus far?

Right now, my goal is to make it to the 2014 CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional competition this year. I have a lot of smaller goals that I am working on daily in order to make that goal a reality. I am really working to improve my conditioning and gymnastics skills with a lot of help from my coach. I think that if I can make it through the Open, I could do pretty well at Regionals. Regionals tends to be much more strength-biased than the Open. That strength piece is definitely more within my wheelhouse, but I am trying to become more balanced in all areas of the sport.

I am not sure if I can pick a single greatest accomplishment. I am pretty proud of my 185# snatch. I would absolutely love to hit 200# before the Open. I am also proud of being able to consistently do muscle ups now. They are still a work in progress, but they are coming along.

What would your advice be to other women and/or young girls that want to try this sport (or any sport) but are afraid to try for any reason?

Trying something new can be scary. I was nervous when I first began CrossFit. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, if I would like it, or what the people would be like. You just need to take a leap of faith. Give it a try. If it isn’t for you, then at least you figured it out for yourself instead of just wondering. You don’t need an athletic background to try it either. Just give it a try and give yourself a chance to become a stronger version of your awesome self.
CrossFit has truly been one of the best things in my life for the past two years. With the stress of a break-up and graduate school, it was great to have a place to go to escape and focus on me. I’ve met countless people since beginning CrossFit. The community aspect is one of the best parts. I have friends from many gyms in different states and I consider many of those people as part of my family now. I have gained so much through that support system. I love going into the gym and watching others put in hard work and reach their goals. It makes me even more motivated to push myself.

Why are you a MissFit? 

I have never been good at acknowledging my own accomplishments because I am a perfectionist, and my own worst critic. I am a MissFit because I can now be happy with my accomplishments, but good is never good enough. I feel there is always a way to better myself—mentally, physically, emotionally, or intellectually.

I have worked hard to obtain both of my college degrees by myself. I’ve worked to become the athlete I am now in a sport that I love.  I have been blessed to be surrounded by amazing people throughout my journey who have believed in me, and pushed me to be more. It catches me off guard when other women say that they look up to me or they want to be like me. It makes me step back and acknowledge how far I have come and that I need to give myself credit sometimes. Those women have become the voices in the back of my mind telling me that I can’t give up.  I think this quote embodies me:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover." –Mark Twain

In the last 6 months, I took a leap of faith accepting a job, moving to a new state, and training     at a new gym where I literally knew no one. When I decided to make that leap, I never anticipated that I would have made the gains that I have made or that I would be living and training with a Games athlete. I believe that everything happens for a reason and will work out the way that it should. I would advise all of the MissFits out there to continue on their own journeys and take a few chances to get where they want to go. It will be worth it.



Good luck in the 2014 CrossFit Open, Krysty!  The MissFit Movement is pulling for you.  Go all in and don’t look back!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2014 is Coming. Make it Exceptional.

I have a sudden urge to blog.  I'm not sure why I'm blogging.  I haven't blogged in so long, I feel like I forgot how to.   Maybe I just want to say hi (which I do).  Maybe the reason I'm blogging is to motivate you and/or inspire you to rise higher than your current situation.  Maybe I'm writing this to remind you that you can do whatever you desire, but you have to take action.

2014 will begin in 10 days, and you should cease the moment, follow your dreams, and go after your goals with no apologies!  I hate to sound cliché and redundant, but seriously...time does not stop for anyone, and the longer you put off your to-do list and the longer you tell yourself "I'll do it later" the longer you're putting off true joy.  I tell you from experience that the more you put your goals to the side, the more you accept complacency and the status quo.  Don't accept mediocre.  Don't accept average.  Dare to live an exceptional life.  Dare to live your dreams out loud.  Do it and don't apologize.  You won't be disappointed, the journey is the best part.

I am proud to announce that I am the co-owner of Black Powder CrossFit in Dallastown, PA.  It is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life, but not for the reason that most people might think.  It's not about the money.  It's not about the status.  It's not about anything but following through on a vision that I have had, for many years, to help others help themselves through health and fitness.  It's an accomplishment for me because I finally took a chance on myself, threw caution to the wind, let go of any insecurities, and brought my dreams to reality.  That is something I have been mortified of for years!

I am not kidding when I tell you that for YEARS have I brainstormed and scribbled idea after idea on many notepads.  I have had countless conversations with some of my closest friends in which they encouraged me to take the leap and follow through on my dream.  I never would step over that ledge because I was mortified of how I might land...or not.  Looking back, I am unsure if I was scared to fail or afraid to succeed, but the one thing I was certain of is that I was not happy.

I don't claim to know it all.  I never have and never will.  But I will tell you this; if you have a dream that is being fanned by a deep desire and passion...DO IT!  Stop wishing.  Stop day dreaming.  Stop putting it off and do it!  Seriously.  This is not a Nike ad, but Just do it. 

What is the worst thing that could happen?  Will you lose free time?  Sure.  Could you lose a little money?  Maybe.  Could you lose a little sleep?  Certainly.  Could you lose some friends.  Probably.  Will you question your sanity?  More than once, yes.  But believe me, it's worth it! 

To be honest, money comes and goes.  In regards to sleep, once you turn 30 it seems you can never get enough.  And if others turn their back on you because you envisioned a different life for be it.  It doesn't mean that you shouldn't live your dreams out loud.  Sometimes little sacrifices must be made in order to rise to the purpose of your life. 

Really all I'm saying is take a chance on yourself and believe in what you can do.  Do you have a desire to travel around the world?  You only live once.  Are you a CrossFit athlete and want to compete?  Train hard and go hard!  Would you like to go back to school and get your degree?  There's no time like the present.

Don't put limitations on yourself.  Don't accept complacency.  Don't sit back and think about it, take action and do it.  Anything is possible.  Anything.  Think about it.  Humans are capable of inventing electricity and traveling to the moon.  We can do anything, and that includes you.  Make 2014 an exceptional year!   

"We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."  Jesse Owens