Laurie Arias founded CrossFit TakeBack in 2017 with the help of family and friends. She holds a CF-L2 and is a USAW (Olympic Lifting) Level 1 Coach and WSO Referee. She has run the Marine Corps marathon as well as several half marathons. More recently, Laurie has participated in CrossFit competitions and triathlons, both as an individual and on a team.
Laurie discovered a renewed passion for exercise after having four kids and realizing she wasn’t putting enough time into her health. She had difficulty walking up her driveway to check the mailbox each day and she knew it was time for a change! She feels fortunate to be able to share her passion with a fantastic group of people. When she isn’t at the box, Laurie enjoys hiking, reading and playing tennis. She could spend all day with a barbell but really wouldn’t mind if she never did a burpee again in her life.