Meet Courtney Bylin, one of our amazing Iron Bar athletes. Outside of the box, Courtney is the mother of two awesome little boys. Hadyn is 3 and Grayson just turned 10 months old. She spends most of her days coloring and playing with various trucks. Her husband is a firefighter for East Pierce Fire and Rescue so their schedules are very random. When time allows, she substitute teaches for Sumner School District and attends Greenriver in their Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Courtney is a tried and true cardio junkie! She loves to run, hike, bike and may be slightly addicted to Insanity videos. In the last three years, Courtney has completed 5 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and a half Iron Man Triathlon! Her goal is to complete a full Iron Man by Summer 2016 (WOW!!). To relax, she loves to cook and play in her garden with her boys.
Courtney originally came to The Iron Bar to attempt to lose the 70 pounds she gained during pregnancy. She had a friend who did the trial period and spoke very highly of it. She had tried out various CrossFit boxes before and loved the workouts, but could never really say she loved the environment. The Iron Bar has far exceeded her expectations for providing a welcoming environment for all individuals at all different fitness levels. She said she has never felt uncomfortable or less important than any other athlete at The Iron Bar. Coming to the box has not only helped her to shed 58 pounds, but it has made her a better athlete. When she started coming in October she ran a 12 minute mile and is currently back down to a comfortable 8.5 minute mile.
If Courtney could give a new member some advice, she says she would tell new members that it is never too early to start. No matter what your current fitness level is, The Iron Bar staff can help you accomplish your goals in a safe and caring environment. She says our bodies are capable of pretty amazing things and the staff here knows that, which is why they push you to better yourself both physically and socially!
If you see Courtney around, give her a high five! Her positive attitude is inspirational and she’s just all-around pretty amazing!