About Joy & Claire

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Meet Joy

Joy here! My love for the fitness community is what brings me to the world of podcasting. I love running, CrossFit, yoga, food, fashion, music, podcasts, and listening to audio books. I’m a licensed professional mental health manager for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. I have a therapy dog, JT and we are professionally trained through Canine Companions for Independence. I’ve been a fitness instructor for 15 years and completed my CFL1 March 2015 and CFL2 January 2017. I’ve won 4 Emmy Awards. I once danced in the Super Bowl halftime show with Diana Ross. I’m 41 years old. I have a twin brother in the USMC. I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I love cheesy chick flicks, Beyonce, Backstreet Boys, and anything neon from the 80’s. I love clean & jerks, double-unders, burpees, and handstand push-ups. I’m married to the coolest, smartest music/art/fashion/sports/Nike geek in the world, Scott. I believe life is meant to be fun, messy, happy, and joyful! Who knows where this journey will take us? I hope you’ll stick around and find out.


Meet Claire

My name is Claire. I’m a 31-year old Front Range native, living in Longmont, CO with my baby Miles, and husband Brandon. I work as a CFL1 at CrossFit Elevation in Denver, CO and graduated with my Master’s in environmental policy. I spend as much of my free time as possible in the mountains, on the river, or in the gym.

Though I never played sports as a kid, growing up in the ultra-active city of Boulder taught me to follow my instinct to explore. This instinct led me on many backpacking trips and trail runs as a high schooler, eventually taking me to the Yukon Territory for a month-long canoeing trip in college and then to Moab, Utah after college to work as a raft guide on the Colorado River. When I returned to the city after two summers on the river, I needed a new place to channel my adventurous instincts, and it didn’t take me long to find CrossFit.

I love CrossFit because it has redefined the way I think of an “athlete” and also taught me that being healthy is about so much more than how you look. Even after years of being active I still never considered myself an athlete–I’ve never worn a jersey with my name on it, and half the time I catch the volleyball with my open mouth. But now I consider an athlete to be anyone who strives to use their body to its fullest potential by experimenting with diet, exercise, adventure, and community. Ultimately, my goals are simple: Eat Healthy, Lift Heavy, and Live Well.

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4 Comments

  • Jennifer Sachs

    Hi ! I recently started listening to your podcast and I’m hooked! I’m not a CrossFit girl but I listen because I learn things about fitness that help me on my journey.
    Claire, in your last podcast you mentioned your plans to start a flower farm in Broomfield. That’s were I live and I have a 14 year old daughter who loves flowers too! I know you said it may be happening next year so can you please keep my daughter in mind to work there if you need extra support? Let me know if you would consider hiring a then 15 year old who is very sweet, kind, responsible and loving towards all living things!
    Thanks and keep up the great podcasting!

    May Wonderful thing happen for you,
    Jennifer Sachs

  • Janellyn Briones

    Dear Joy & Claire,

    I am writing you about a possible podcast guest for your show. Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is a pioneer in the use of integrative medicine for the treatment of eating disorders, addictions and obesity. She is the author of 5 books including books on binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating and food addiction.

    She is also the founder of The Anchor Program offering online coaching for people with food and body image issues.

    If you would like more information, her website is: http://www.carolynrossmd.com.

    If you would like to schedule Dr. Ross as a guest on your show, please send us your available times. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,

    Janellyn
    VA to Carolyn Coker Ross MD

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