Meet Coach Mary Rose

Mary Rose

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you the most recent addition to the TwinTown coaching roster. Mary Rose has been a longtime member here and has set the bar high in our morning classes since she began. We’re excited to have her here and want to make sure you get to know her before you have her as a coach. So, here are some questions Nia put together so we can all get to know her a little more…

Let’s start basic- Where are you from and how did you land at TwinTown?
I grew up in Mendota Heights, Minnesota and after college moved across the river to the mean streets of Minneapolis. I’ve lived in Uptown, North Loop and now Downtown. We might get wild and move to Kingfield next.

One winter after a miserable, below-zero run around the lakes I decided to find something better to do and googled gyms near my apartment. I’ve been hanging at TwinTown ever since.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, which color would you be and why?
This is by far the hardest question you’ve given me. Green?

What do you work towards in your free time? Outside of the gym/work!
For the last 14 months I have been working as an amateur wedding planner for my own wedding and I can’t wait to retire that event planning role forever. Other than that I love trying out new recipes, dabble in photography and I’m always working on crossing books off my ever-growing reading list.

What motivates you to work hard here at TwinTown?
The format of CrossFit fits my personality. I’ve always been a competitive person so being able to measure my progress and myself against other semi-serious exercisers is really motivating. And, as I get older, I simply think that fitness is the key to a long and happy life. So there’s that, too.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Astronaut on the Space Station

Which song would you sing at karaoke night? 
I have a tight set I like to go to:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
And if I have a willing / capable partner- Summer Nights from Grease

What is the strangest talent you have?
Pass? I don’t think I have one.

Who or what are you a “closet” fan of?
…The Voice

What are 3 things left on your to-do list?
It’s always changing, but currently:
Travel to South America
Make Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon
Get oil changed

What excites you about becoming a coach?
It’s really inspiring to watch people accomplish things they may not have thought possible. As a Coach at TwinTown, I think you get to do that in almost every class and that is awesome.

What was your favorite activity in gym class?
Capture the Flag!

Welcome, Mary Rose! We all know you’re going to be another great addition to the team here and can’t wait to see your skills continue to develop.