Kelsey Leadman

“I have met some of the best, most interesting people who I now consider good friends at CrossFit Morgantown.”

How long have you been a member at CFM?

2 years! I joined on 7/26/21 along with my husband Tyler.

 

Why did you join?

Truthfully, because Tyler wanted to join, and I was just tagging along. I wasn’t a huge fan of showing up to a group CrossFit class, especially when I didn’t know anyone there. I also thought CrossFit and the type of people who did CrossFit might be a little “too extreme” for me.

We moved to Morgantown in August 2017 for work/school and had not been successful in those first 2 years with our effort or consistency with our home workouts. We were also trying to figure out how to make local friends that had similar interests as we did.

 

What do you love most about CFM? / What keeps you coming back each month?

The people! I have met some of the best, most interesting people who I now consider good friends at CrossFit Morgantown.

I also enjoy the variety of workouts with all the scaling options that CrossFit Morgantown provides to meet you where you are at with your fitness on any given day. The feeling of accomplishment you get when you finish a workout when at the beginning…or middle…or end…felt like it was impossible. Just showing up and doing tough workouts where you know the people around you won’t let you give up on yourself and quit really pushes you to succeed and keeps you wanting to come back.

 

What is your current occupation?
I work as a Hospitalist Physician Assistant at Ruby Memorial Hospital. As a Hospitalist, I get to take care of adult patients admitted to the hospital for various illnesses alongside our provider team of other PAs, NPs, and physicians. I also work as the Chief Inpatient Medicine Advance Practice Provider and help to oversee and promote our group of inpatient PAs and NPs within the hospital on a more administrative level.
And/or what are some hobbies, clubs, groups, or activities you participate in?

I can really get into any activity that includes being outdoors, but I specifically love to hike and go on backpacking trips, kayak/paddleboard, and snowboard. I also really enjoy a good puzzle.

 

Who inspires you?

I don’t think there is one specific person, but I would say some of the most inspirational people I have met and look up to are people who don’t make excuses for why things are going wrong, but instead use those challenges to grow, build, and come out on the other side even better than they were before.

 

How has improved fitness impacted your life? Please provide an example of a result outside of the gym.

Improved fitness makes me a better person overall. It gives me more energy, patience, and drive that I can then use in other aspects of my life.

 

What’s one thing – either fitness-related or not – you learned in the last month?

How to remodel a bathroom…it’s been more like learning over 5-months, but who’s really counting?

 

What would you say to someone you love to encourage them to try out CFM?
Take whatever picture you have in your head of what a CrossFit looks like, erase it, and then come join a class at CrossFit Morgantown. You won’t regret it!