Featured Athlete – Michele Stone

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My name is Michele Stone and I started CrossFit 4 months ago on June 1, 2012. When Neal asked me to be the featured athlete I was humbled. Me? Really? I felt like I had just won Homecoming Queen! I have no idea how I worked up the nerve to walk into CFB but it’s the best decision I have ever made. Never have I loved anything so much in my life! Neal, Kara, Toben, and everyone at CFB create such a welcoming and supportive environment. The friendships I’ve made are part if the reason I love CrossFit so much.


I first heard about CrossFit from my coworker, Casey. Seeing the amazing transformation he went through, and the enthusiasm he had encouraged me to give it a try. I asked him a ton of questions like “Can girls do it?” and “Are you sure girls can do it?” Next I went to the CFB website and read it entirely. All it took was that first Saturday class and I was hooked!


Since starting I have lost almost 30 pounds and gone down 4 sizes in jeans! Never in my life have I felt more confident in myself and my abilities. I come to the box every time prepared to give 100%. My only goal is to be “better than yesterday.” That is what I tell all of the new people who come to CrossFit. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t get asked, “What are you doing? You look amazing!” And boy do I tell them! I eat Paleo which has also helped with my success; Meat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, that’s my motto! I love sharing my success with my friends because they have watched me every step of the way. I am honored when I see one of my friends come into the box, knowing I encouraged them to do so.


When I started I could barely run 200 meters, had to do ring pull ups, and knee push ups. Now I can proudly  say I ran a mile AFTER the workout because I wanted to, not because the coach told me to do it! I’m getting better all around; I’ve recently gotten my first double unders and unassisted kipping pull ups.  I am most proud of my 173 pound back squat. The harder the WOD looks, the more I can’t wait to try it. Every time I leave the box I feel like a ROCK STAR!


My favorite activities are squat cleans, pull ups, wall balls and the dreaded burpee! The word insane comes to mind!! No pain, no gain, baby!


Never could I have imagined how much CrossFit could change my life. I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. Nothing means more than when my daughter, Madeline, hugged me and said, “Mommy you look so good. I am proud,of you!” My mission is to make sure EVERYONE knows that ANYONE can do Crossfit, and it will change your life.

Michele After

Michele Before

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  • Neal

    Couldn’t be more proud of you Michele! Such a great attitude every day. We love having you at CFB!

  • Hillary

    That’s awesome! You go girl!

  • Danielle H

    Congrats Michele! Keep up the good work!

  • jj

    michelle lookin good…..congrats on your success

  • toben

    good work

  • Ruby

    Yay Michele! Way to go!

  • Sheree Pierce

    What an amazing and inspiring story! Congrats and I can’t wait to see you in 4 more months!

  • Amy

    Inspirational! You look great!

  • Tiffany

    You look great, Michele!

  • Betty troyee

    Michel Congratulations! What an amazing transformation and journey.

  • Kara R

    Wow, your before and after pics amaze me every time I see them! LOVE having you and your smile in the gym, Michele 🙂

  • greg

    Way to go Michelle. I told you that you were killing it.

  • Casey

    I never had a doubt in my mind you would be successful in the box!
    I think it’s awesome how you tackle every WOD like you been challenged. Using every day in the box as another opportunity to excel! Super proud of you!

  • Michele Stone

    Thank you, everyone, for being part of the reason I love CFB!! Your friendship and support mean so much. Thank you, Casey, for opening my eyes to CrossFit and supporting me every step of the way 🙂

  • kay

    You’re absolutely amazing Michele! Your transformation is awesome.

  • Ann

    So proud of you Michele!

  • Brittany McD.

    Michele, it’s been great to meet you! Keep up the amazing work ((: ….You Are A Rock Star!!!!

  • Heather

    Good job Michele!! Keep up the good work!

  • Sean

    Great job Michele! I love seeing so much progress from all of our local gyms! You look great, keep up the good work!

  • Tonya Davis

    because you are a ROCKSTAR, Michelle! you look amazing and always have a smile! truly an inspiration to me and to many! keep up the badassness!! xo

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