Coach Sheri's Transformation

My name is Sheri Waller… I’m a 41 year old mother of a college student residing in Asheville, NC. I work at a community hospital as an MRI and CT Tech. I’m not your “typical” CrossFitter per say.

For years I struggled with depression, using food as my coping mechanism. I grew up in a family business of fast food and loved everything fried. During my pregnancy I gained over 70lbs, eventually reaching almost 300lbs.

After seeing a picture of myself eating a brownie, my eyes were finally opened to the destruction I was causing myself, physically and emotionally. Trying for about a year at the local gym and low carb dieting I lost a few pounds but was still not satisfied.

At the encouragement of a few friends and the woman I affectionately call my CrossFit wife, Andi, I decided to try this new thing everyone was raving about. Andi and I entered our first CrossFit box scared and excited. As a child, I was a dancer but never what most would consider an athlete but decided I would try anyway. Halfway through my first WOD I knew it was for me!

I have since lost over 100lbs, learned how food affects my body and mind, no longer need therapy or medication for depression, and am constantly amazed at what “I” can accomplish.

Overcoming fears and weaknesses, I’ve learned I can inspire many others in my same situation. After about 2yrs of CrossFit I attained my Level 1. I value the fact that I’m “different” than other coaches and athletes. I'm your typical everyday sized woman that just wants to live healthier and fitter. I love coaching, motivating others in my community, and sharing where I’ve come from. If I can do CrossFit, anybody can do it!

My goals constantly change and I love that there is always constant growth in CrossFit. My favorite quote is “Stronger than yesterday but not as Strong as tomorrow”.

I'm your typical everyday sized woman that just wants to live healthier and fitter. I love coaching, motivating others in my community, and sharing where I’ve come from.