Barbara “Barbie’ Shaw

I was born in Virginia, but moved to North Carolina when I was a child. I have always been an active person starting with dance, cheer, gymnastics, at the age of three. I started group fitness in college and continued from there finally becoming a group fitness instructor in 2006. I always steered clear of CrossFit because I heard stories about all the injuries and figured the ‘Kool aid’ was not all that.

I started Spartan races in 2012 and had trouble with some of the obstacles because I did not have the upper body strength. I started racing with friends and couldn’t get over how strong they had become and asked what they were doing (Thanks Stacy); enter CrossFit. I was hooked! The sense of community that CrossFit has it beyond any gym I had ever been to. I have been here at CF Harrisburg since 2016 and have never regretted a day (except Karen, totally regret that day)!

I hope to see you in one of my classes or around the gym at another time! Please say hi when you see me if I don’t beat you to it first!!

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