SARAH
MCCOLLEY

Desk Staff | Website Manager

Sarah has been a member at CFM since October 2013, and she joined desk staff in July 2017. Lacking the temperament to be a CrossFit coach, she decided to be part of CFM using her other skills – design, extreme attention to detail, organization, effective communication, and the desire to check things off lists. At CFM, she enjoys setting up efficient administrative systems and making sure members and non-members get what they need when they contact the gym. 

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

Earl Nightingale

Started CrossFit in

2013

Joined Desk Staff in

2017

Favorite CrossFit benchmark

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MORE ABOUT sarah

I walked by the gym one day in 2013, not long after I finished grad school. I knew I needed to get in better shape, and probably felt like I needed to fill my new-found free time. I asked my friends about their experiences with CrossFit, scheduled my intro class, and I joined right after class.

I have so many over the last 8 years, so it’s hard to narrow it down to one. CrossFit Midtown has changed my life in so many ways - I met Michael here (I've been here longer than he has!), made so many of my closest friends here, and I love to feel physically strong and capable.

I like to spend time with friends / family, go to brunch, travel, read, paint, draw, and laugh. As a full-time pedestrian and transit user, I also enjoy walking really fast. 😉

I'm an urban designer / city planner at a small architecture, landscape architecture, and planning firm. I also teach a course in the graduate program in the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech.

My main pieces of advice would be to let go of your ego (listen to the coaches and know your limits), track your workouts (at least the WODs we’ll repeat) and lifting numbers, make friends at the gym, and don’t become discouraged about a bad day / workout. Bad days will inevitably happen, and they don’t define who you are as an athlete; going to the gym was a good decision in the first place. Finally, be proud of scaling movements – you’re being smart. You can develop a great sense of accomplishment when you’re progressing through the movements, consistently attaining new skills or skill capacity, and tracking your progress.

I love front squats, and thrusters aren't too bad, either.

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