2017 February: Denise Edsall

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I am… a wife, a mom, a teacher, and a friend

I like… being happy and healthy

I dislike… mean people

I eat… a little bit of everything

I will… never give up


Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…

I was born and raised in Centerville, OH. I graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Education and Business. I owned my own dance studio for fifteen years and am now a teacher for special needs adults ages 18-22. I still teach competitive dance part time. I married my high school sweetheart and we have a son and two daughters. The two oldest attend The University of Cincinnati and the youngest goes to Magsig Middle School.


What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

I came to Centerville CrossFit looking for a challenge. I definitely have not been disappointed! I was looking for that extra push and being surrounded by some incredible athletes inspires me to strive to be better.


What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?

I have seen a lot of improvement in my overall fitness level. I am stronger and am gradually increasing my weight in almost every movement. I want to continue to get stronger and increase my upper body strength and technique.


What is your favorite movement?

My favorite movement is the back squat.


What is your least favorite movement?

My least favorite movement is the snatch.


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant”


Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?

Don’t be intimidated by the difficulty. Every coach here will make sure you can complete an awesome workout based on your personal fitness level. You will grow quickly if you listen to the coaches and push yourself. The community here is incredibly supportive.


What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

I love Centerville CrossFit because the coaches are incredible, the workouts are tough and effective and the community is like no other!

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