July Athlete of the Month: Meagan Villa


Congratulations, Meagan! You are the NoCoast Athlete of the Month!!


Meagan (formerly Malcolm-Peck, now Villa), just got married in June! So, first off, congrats to her and Justin! Meagan joined alongside her husband, Justin, twin sister, Brenna and her husband, Tommy, a year and a half ago and has made tremendous progress the past 6-8 months! Her experience as a D1 athlete playing basketball at CU has transferred over to her incredible strength, athleticism, grit, competitiveness and determination. Although modest, she easily lifts heavy weights and forces herself to get uncomfortable for the sake of success in workouts! Outside of her being a great athlete, she is always a joy to have in class, bringing a smile, positive attitude and energy, cheering everyone on until the end and helping instill what makes our NoCoast community so great! We are so grateful for you and excited for all that awaits ahead in the gym and life as a newly married woman :)


Quotes from Meagan:

“I actually really enjoy working out again and look forward to it every day. My whole life I have worked out in a team setting with a coach, so it is really fun to be able to push myself each day more than I think I can and workout with other people. All the coaches at NoCoast are so helpful and motivating.” “What I do for work can be really stressful so going to a workout daily is definitely my stress relief for the day. I always feel like I really accomplished something for the day when I workout no matter what else is going on in my life. It is always fun to see how far I can push myself and what I can improve on each workout.” Age/Weight: 30/160 lbs. Athletic/Sports history/highlights: I Played D1 basketball at University of Colorado Boulder. I was the team captain for 3 years and we were ranked 11th in the country during my senior year. How long have you been CrossFitting? 1.5 years or so but probably 8 months or so consistently. I used to only go to a couple classes a week and miss weeks in the beginning. Now we try to always do 5-6 workouts a week. How did you get into CrossFit? Working out for me after college basketball became a chore and something I dreaded and couldn’t force myself to do anymore, so I stopped working out for a while. My husband Justin was looking at CrossFit gyms so that we could workout together and get back into shape and he found NoCoast right in our business park where we work so it was perfect! What is your favorite WOD/CrossFit movement? Cleans What is your least favorite WOD/CrossFit movement? Overhead squat What is your most memorable CrossFit moment? RX’ing my first workout and getting my first pull-up. How does nutrition play a role in your fitness and recovery? When I workout consistently I always tend to focus on healthy eating. Growing up my family was super strict about how we ate, but in college I worked out so much I never really focused on what I was eating. I definitely feel much better when I eat well, I have much more energy, and feel like I recover better for my workouts. How has CrossFit improved your overall wellness? I actually really enjoy working out again and look forward to it every day. My whole life I have worked out in a team setting with a coach, so it is really fun to be able to push myself each day more than I think I can and workout with other people. All the coaches at NoCoast are so helpful and motivating. What I do for work can be really stressful so going to a workout daily is definitely my stress relief for the day. I always feel like I really accomplished something for the day when I workout no matter what else is going on in my life. It is always fun to see how far I can push myself and what I can improve on each workout. How has CrossFit changed your family? Justin and I and my twin sister Brenna and her husband Tommy get to workout together which is so fun. Being healthier and working out and feeling stronger and in shape just makes me an overall better person. Advice to new people: Don’t get intimidated if you can’t do something. Don’t cherry pick workouts because it looks too hard or you can’t do it. There are so many modifications for each movement and you won’t improve unless you keep trying different things.