Vasa K on Discipline and Committment

But United Barbell’s community and our amazing coaches really helped me stay afloat.


Leaner and stronger! Feels great.

I signed up for Crossfit in Jan and it was a game changer. It was really intense and challenging, especially for someone who's never been to the gym. But United Barbell's community and our amazing coaches Nikki Staley, Trent Simmons and James Kusama really helped me stay afloat. My main goal was to show up every time and not quit. After a few months I educated myself with the diet aspect and started eating clean as well. There was a snowball effect and towards the end, I was working out 6 days a week and programmed my workouts to suit my work schedule and based on how my body felt each day. If anything, the whole process taught me about the importance of discipline and commitment.

Overall, It's been a truly humbling and fun experience.

Olivia Graff

Olivia's athletic origins lie in gymnastics and circus arts. After finding CrossFit in 2007, she became obsessed, and three years later left her IT career and opened United Barbell. Olivia is particularly passionate about helping people new to fitness to find joy in their growing athletic abilities. Since the birth of her daughter, Isis, in 2013, Olivia can add helping little ones find their athletic path to her list of passions.