Beth Rypins has been CrossFitting for an almost-unheard-of 12 years. Her specialty is keeping athletes moving no matter what injury or limitation they walk through the doors with. "I will find a way to increase your mobility and build your strength and stamina," she says.
Beth played the piano and read a lot as a kid, but as a teenager she found the outdoors: running and whitewater kayaking. She soon became a rafting guide. "Fast forward 25 years later, I led rafting and kayaking expeditions across the globe on remote and difficult rivers in steep river canyons. I captained the US Women's Whitewater Team to five Nationals and two World Championship titles," she says. "I was a badass! I paved the way for women in whitewater sports by accomplishing first descents on remote and difficult rivers in 27 countries on 6 continents."
When she was just 8 years old, Beth was paralyzed by a stroke. "You can see by the accomplishments listed above that I recovered from the stroke," she says. "But I remember it every day! That memory gets me moving, and it inspires the work I do with everyone who walks through our doors."
And as if that wasn’t already a jaw-dropping list of accomplishments, Beth also speaks Italian and Spanish.