Chase S&C … Our Story

I am Debra Chase, the visionary behind Chase Strength & Conditioning, the home of CrossFit Skunk.

I am a CrossFit Certified Level 1 Coach. I’m in my early 50’s, live in Warwick, New York, and have been a CrossFitter for about 10 years and added weightlifting to the mix for the last 6 years.  I was eager to get out there and pursue my passion for helping people by sharing my knowledge about strength training and CrossFit and how it literally changed my life on so many levels.

Prior to my CrossFit days, I had worked in the corporate world and, quite frankly, it was killing me.  Sitting all day, not eating right, commuting over 90 minutes each way to a job I hated was simply a miserable existence. I was tired all the time and unable to keep up with my kids.  I knew I needed to take control of my fitness and be the energetic mother I always dreamed to be.

When a co-worker introduced me to CrossFit back in September of 2011, I made the call to my local box that same afternoon and never looked back.

Strength training and CrossFit helped me get my body back (even better than I had EVER imagined) and in doing so, it helped me find my self-esteem, gave me the increased mental strength to combat personal challenges, and provided me with the energy to run and play with my two boys.  Weightlifting and CrossFit have completely transformed how I look at fitness and myself.  I have been doing it consistently ever since.

I know firsthand how many men and women find themselves in the same exact position as I was all those years ago. I hear my former self in those people all the time. “I don’t know what I’m doing” or “I can’t lift heavy weights” or “I need to get in shape before I walk into a CrossFit” or “I can’t do what you do” or “I will never look like you so what’s the point”.  I want to scream and say, “NO! NO! NO! NO!”….. Chase Strength & Conditioning is where you go to lose all the negative voices echoing in your head and come out stronger and healthier!!”

Yours Truly,
– Debra Chase

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