“You just have to let go,” she explains. “You have to just take a big breath and hope for the best.”
But it wasn’t always like that for Moran. Her first two months at the box were marked by anxiety.
“For the first two months, I was terrified of everything,” Moran says. “I was really scared of the weights and when they would slam down.”
These days, her deadlift is about 260 lb. Not only does she feel better physically, she says, but CrossFit has made her a better musician.
“The way that I sing after doing CrossFit is totally different than I used to sing. I wasn’t physical on stage. I didn’t use my body. It just didn’t move through me the way it does today.”
The training methodology also inspired Moran to write the song Fight.
“I wasn’t in a great place before I came here,” she says, holding back tears. “I just kept fighting through it in that first year. You just fight every time you come in here.”
Additional reading: Staying in the Fight by Mark Divine, published Sept. 12, 2011.