Tina Ator

I have always had a passion for sports and staying active.  Through high school and college I played field hockey.  After graduation I chose to take up martial arts and got my black belt in Tae Kwan Do. My next addiction was running.  I was determined to make it to the Boston Marathon.  After just missing the cut by :14 I sought out a running coach, who also owned a CrossFit gym.  I would watch the classes and was envious of the variety of their workouts, the fun they were having, and the strength they had.  So in 2013 I joined my first CrossFit gym and never looked back.  My first CrossFit WOD was Helen with a 20# bar.  To this day, Helen is still one of my favorite benchmark WODs.

CrossFit gave me something to look forward to at every class.  Being a Masters athlete, it showed me that I’m capable of doing things I never imagined. Being in a community where I could be inspired by every athlete in the gym was, and is, amazing.  I love watching people compete.  I love watching people try something new that they didn’t realize they could do and I love seeing those smiles of accomplishments.  That passion led me to seek out coaching.

When I’m not at the gym, I’m either at my business (The Olde Mill House Shoppe) or spending time with my husband and three sons.  I still love running, but now “long distance” to me is anything over three miles.