Mariah O’Connor

Mariah O’Connor


Sub 5:00 Karen time

180# clean jerk 3:20 Grace time


CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Burgener Weightlifting Level 1

About Coach

My journey to becoming a coach began in the wild landscapes of Alaska with a simple love of CrossFit. It was amidst the rugged beauty of the Last Frontier that I discovered not only a passion for fitness but also a profound realization of my own untapped potential. Guided by my newfound passion, I delved into the world of coaching, combining my love for fitness with a deep-seated desire to inspire and empower those around me. Drawing upon my experience as a teacher, I found that my background in education uniquely prepared me for the coaching role. Teaching instilled in me patience, empathy, and the ability to adapt my approach to meet the diverse needs of my students. As I ventured further along this path, I discovered that coaching was not just about physical strength, but also about fostering resilience, determination, and a mindset of growth. In 2021 I felt called to return home to Southern Oregon and continue to draw upon my own journey of self-discovery to guide others on their paths toward realizing their own strength, both inside and out.

Turning Point

A pivotal moment in my fitness journey came when I realized that I was my only limiting factor. Having previously struggled with being overweight and unhealthy, I had allowed the expectations and opinions of others to dictate my path. I had a transformative moment of clarity and realized that I was living passively and not choosing to be an active participant in my own life journey. I broke free from those constraints and embraced the truth that my potential was boundless. I realized I didn’t have to conform to anyone else’s standards or live up to their expectations. From that moment forward, I approached fitness with a newfound sense of liberation and authenticity, pushing past my perceived limitations and embracing the limitless possibilities that lay ahead.

Motivation & Passion

My motivation to coach stems from a deeply rooted desire to help others become the best version of themselves. I believe in the transformative power of change and growth, and I’m passionate about guiding individuals on their journeys toward realizing their full potential. There is nothing more fulfilling than witnessing someone break through their own barriers, discover their inner strength, and achieve what they once deemed impossible. As a coach, I strive to create a supportive and empowering environment where individuals can unlock their true capabilities and thrive. I find immense joy in seeing members recognize their own capacity for change and growth, and I am committed to providing them with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to succeed on their path to self-improvement.

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