Lauren started CrossFit to help with her high school Basketball game, where she was part of the winning team for two state championships. While in high school, she also competed competitively in power lifting.
Sara is unique as she does not come from a strong athletic foundation like most of her competitors. She tried different sports, but nothing seemed to stick. In 2012, Sara took a boot camp class where she discovered her natural strengths.
Garret started CrossFit at 15 to help improve his baseball fitness and is now a sponsored CrossFit athlete and has earned two trips to The Reebok CrossFit Games. He is also on the CrossFit Seminar Staff.
Sarah had plans of moving to Japan to teach English after completing her degree, but three weeks before graduation she was introduced to CrossFit and was hooked. Before CrossFit, Sarah competed as a Track and Field athlete and in Volleyball.
Mat was a US Olympic weightlifting team hopeful until suffering a back injury. Despite doctors telling him he would never lift again, Mat was persistent in his recovery and returned to compete for Team USA.
Before turning to body building in 2002, Phil Heath was a shooting guard for the University of Denver. Phil Heath made his pro body building debut in 2006 winning both the Colorado Pro and New York Pro Championships.