Megan Southern has had a love affair with health and fitness her entire life. Forced to eat Carob chips and Grape Nuts as a child, she also embarked on a journey towards nutritional enlightenment just to find better stuff to eat. After swimming collegiately for SFSU, she found a big ol’ hunk o’ man to marry. Together they set out on their life of adventure whilst schlepping along the three kids they engendered. In the early days they opened and sold Active Nutrition Center health food store. In 2003 they started a gym in their garage, which soon exceeded the neighbors capacity to be tolerant. They went legit in 2006 by moving the gym into a dirty warehouse and thus their garage gym became the first CrossFit box in the Tri-Valley. On any given day, you will find Megan working out with her friends and family at CrossFit Pleasanton. Megan enjoys helping other people get better. She has developed her own athleticism to a level that has allowed her to compete in the CrossFit Games NorCal Regionals in 2011 and 2012. She also competes in various regional CrossFit challenges and running events. Megan believes that leading by example is the best way to teach her three children how to live a healthy and happy life.