No Epic Tales

I would love to dazzle the friction members with a story of redemption.  A story loaded with epic tales of fat burning cardio, tremendous weight loss, and the flipping of monster truck tires. However, I have no such stories.  Instead, I have decided to use my fleeting...
Moving Day(s)

Moving Day(s)

As some of you know, I recently moved houses, twice. In that two-week period, I realized most of the physical aspect of moving and lifting boxes was very familiar. For instance, picking up a cubical box is just like lifting a sandbag. Furthermore, lifting that box up...

Being Goal Oriented

I’ve been training at Friction for 2 years now! It’s been such a great place, and is one of my favorite places to be. The athletes, coaches and atmosphere are all amazing. I am so glad to be a part of the community! A little about how I got to Friction….I’ve always...

Getting Back in Control

I was never athletic growing up. I was in the bleachers holding signs for my athlete friends. My mom always told me I was the uncoordinated one of all the siblings. I dreaded gym class and I hated all sports. I was that annoying skinny girl that ate whatever I wanted,...

CrossFit: Not My Idea

It was not my idea to begin CrossFit. My daughter began doing CrossFit with a friend in Fort Lauderdale. She thought I would benefit from CrossFit, so when I was visiting over Christmas in 2015, she researched the CrossFit boxes in the Grand Rapids area, thought...

Giving Up is Not an Option

For those of you who don’t know, I have an old back injury that has given me on and off issues since high school. About a year or so ago, it started to flare up really bad. After about 5 days of severe back pain and spasms, I finally saw a doctor. I was...