After an incredible transformation of her body and mind, Stephanie Vincent has become a Level 1 trainer and has suggestions on how to coach the unfit.
I had been obese since I was a little girl.
I wasn’t good at gym class, never played a sport and was always limited in my ability to participate in physical activities.
I walked through the doors of CrossFit King of Prussia at 320-plus lb., having no confidence or experience using my body. Greg Glassman says, “We fail at the margins of our experience.” In my case, those margins were about as wide as they could be. When I started CrossFit, I was undoubtedly starting fitness from scratch.
In a relatively short amount of time, I have made progress that probably did not seem possible—especially not to me. I have lost 100 lb. and gained many skills and personal records. I am one of CrossFit’s many success stories.
However, this article is not about my success but rather what contributed to it. I share in the hope that trainers can help others like me reach their highest potential. My journey is my very own case study and serves as my base of reference, along with interviews I did with CrossFit King of Prussia’s lead coaching staff: Aimee Lyons, owner/head coach and HQ Seminar Staff member, as well as Jason Lyons and Nicole Sieller.