Meet Meredith! Down to earth, wildly generous and definitely someone we think you’d want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with! Read on to learn more about this beautiful woman and how she cultivates strength and community every day.
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What do you do?
I own a coffeeshop in a small farming town in Northern Wyoming. Uncommon Grounds in Powell, Wyoming. Come visit! I'll make ya a delicious cup of coffee!
What else do you do?
I hike with my dog Walrus practically everyday and I am active in various community nonprofits. I also am fairly active in my gym and am currently helping creating a youth movement program.
How do you define the word 'strength'?
Strength is showing up despite your weaknesses.
How did you discover your passion?
I ask myself what are my core values in my life and what delights my soul. What aligns with my values and brings a smile to my face, I should do more of that! Sometimes your passions are not what you think they will be. For instance I never thought that movement would be a passion of mine, but the more I move and understand movement, the more my love for it grows.
How do you incorporate movement into your daily lifestyle?
Like I stated early, Walrus and I hike on the daily. We typically hike 2-4 miles a day. I also enjoy backpacking and just playing outside in any shape or form. I also love to longboard around my small town and workout at my gym, Heart Mountain Fitness.
Where would be a good starting point for someone who is looking to add more movements into their life like what you do?
I love watching various Instagram videos, for example ones from Original Strength, and then just playing around with the movements in the safety of my own home. I work on my cartwheels while doing yard work, it's simple and no one is watching! After taking the Parkour class in Seattle I have been incorporating jumping and balancing on rocks and logs while I hike. You've just got to start. You don't have to have the perfect equipment or belong to a gym. You have to just lay aside your pride and be willing to laugh at yourself.
How do you define 'fitness'?
Fitness understanding your own body and being able to use it to the best of your abilities.
Does movement increase your self-confidence? If yes, how?
YES! The more I move, the more I feel better. When I accomplish something at the gym I have been working towards, I feel like I'm invincible. I love going into my gym and seeing the work out and not believing I can do it. But then I just take one thing at a time and then all of the sudden, BAM, DONE. I crushed it. When I move more I can understand my body more which helps me understand my inner self better.
What motivates the crap out of you? (quote, music, people, sport, etc)?
Seeing other people be passionate about something gets me so excited. I'm also a HUGE sucker for motivational quotes.
Where do you see the future of the fitness?
I think fitness will start incorporating all forms of movement. I hope that we don't just have Crossfit or MovNat or powerlifting, or such. I want to see all the various programs combine into one giant one that uses all the different movement patterns. I think they are all the various movement programs are beautiful in their own way and can be great tools in becoming our best self.
What advice do you wish you could have given your former self?
You are enough. You are brave and strong. You are capable of INCREDIBLE THINGS. Future you turns out just fine! You are on the right path.
Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Thank you for being your incredible selves. I just so appreciate when women are fully embracing who they are. It is absolutely terrifying and hard, but it truly affects those around you for good.