Coach MacLarin's Story
My fitness journey began young, growing up the daughter of a successful Water Fitness Professional. Growing up in this environment made me always aware of the importance of being fit and healthy. I grew up playing all the typical kid sports, and found my groove in Ballet and Swimming.
My first quarter in college, I knew I wanted to be an accountant. Yeah, right. I got gentle discouragement from family with this idea, but continued on until I got a "C" in finite math... One day, Sarah, my co-worker, said, "Just do Exercise Science". Having always been fascinated with bones and muscles since 2nd grade, this interested me. She told me to take a couple classes just to test the waters, so I did. I never turned back. I graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition Science.
From there, I began training people at a gym/physical therapy office nearby that first exposed me to the idea of "functional fitness". //what a thought...// I gained a lot of experience at that location, but most of all I met a guy named Taylor. //You mean... Devin, right?// No, Taylor Clark. A fellow trainer who was himself, working out at a CrossFit gym. He told me about how awesome it was and that he would soon be leaving to open his own box. //box means gym// I, of course, wanted to support him in this, so when Ellensburg CrossFit opened, I made Devin go with me to try it out. Once again, I never turned back.
Devin and I got married a year later and began dreaming about our //gym that we'd have someday//. For a year, this was just a dream of mine, but it was always real for Devin // I love that about him// The reality of this opportunity came to a head in September 2013, and we started saving. The last 3 years have been a crazy ride, and we really hope you ask us about it. It has been a testament to God's grace and provision and it's been so rad.
Now we're here!!! In beautiful little Dallas, OR to learn with you, suffer with you, and celebrate with you on all of our journey's towards health and fitness.
Devin in College-
Enter CrossFit!...and MacLarin-
Fun/Luvable/BEAST/ *fluffy personality intact