Shea Gillpatrick – “There isn’t a single person at the gym who doesn’t want the best for you”
October 22, 2020
Name and Background
Hey! I’m Shea Gillpatrick! I’ve lived in KC my entire life and I am so proud to call it home. I’m a dog mom to Luna, a 10 month old cane corso. I have been a personal trainer/coach for 8 years now! I have an insane amount of passion to help people change their lives for the better through health and fitness. I am currently working on becoming a Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in bariatrics/obesity/nutrition!
What would you tell others who might be considering Solution 1?
Do it and do it now. The longer it takes you to start the longer you have to wait to hit your goals. Starting out is the hardest part. No one can make you take that step but, from there, we’ve got you! And make sure you come take Leanfit bootcamp classes with me 😉
What was your fitness/health background before Solution 1?
Before doing CrossFit I was a competitive gymnast. After I left gymnastics I felt the need to compete in something so I trained in mixed martial arts. My MMA gym was right next to a CrossFit gym. We would always tease each other about coming over to try one another’s workouts and finally one day I went over and took a class! I have been hooked since.
What brought you to S1?
I previously did community relations for a sports Nutrition company- Supplement Superstores- where I worked for the last 3 years. While I was working there I got to visit Solution 1 and meet Bianca, Price and several members! I always looked forward to when I would get to visit S1 for a workout. I recently parted ways with Supplement Superstores to pursue school full time and found a boot camp classes coach opening at Solution 1. I applied immediately and here we are!
How would you describe Solution 1?
A community of people who want to do good, get better everyday and help others.
How would you describe the community you’ve found at S1?
I have trained at almost every CrossFit gym in the Kansas City area and I have never found one like Solution 1. The community is genuinely second to none. There isn’t a single person who does not want the best for you and who won’t do whatever they can to help you.
What have been some of the most powerful moments of your time at S1?
I absolutely love running the challenges and bootcamp classes at S1. Seeing people make physical changes, mental changes and develop a better relationship with food is absolutely the best part of my job. I feel like I really get to help people with them.
My absolute favorite moment of my time at Solution 1 was putting on a fundraiser workout to raise money for the fight against Human Trafficking. I will never forget how supported I felt and the people who came together to participate in the cause. Everyone was so willing to help and so giving. It genuinely made my cry from how grateful I felt to be surrounded by so many amazing people.
How do you feel CrossFit benefits you personally/emotionally/spiritually?
I always tell people that, no matter what mood I walk into Solution 1 with, I always leave with a smile and feeling recharged. You can ready 100 posts about how great this gym and the bootcamp classes are and how you should come try it but you will never know how truly awesome it is until you walk through the doors and experience it yourself.