19 – Michelle Mitchell on her experience with exercise and CrossFit for fibromyalgia syndrome

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I sit down with Michelle Mitchell, a Cleveland-based accountant, mom, and member of The Bar CrossFit in Eastlake, OH. Michelle shares her incredible story about how exercise and CrossFit have changed her life after a struggle with fibromyalgia syndrome that spanned nearly two decades. Her story is truly inspiring and she shares take-aways that we can all learn from and apply to our own lives and struggles.
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With Michelle at The Bar CrossFit
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Her experience growing up as a gymnast and musician
  • The onset of her symptoms at age 16
  • Her struggle to find an explanation to her symptoms and living with them for 14 years
  • How she was finally diagnosed with FMS
  • How she started running by her doctor’s advice
  • Her first CrossFit workout and the improvements she has seen in her health since starting CrossFit
  • How her diet has changed since starting CrossFit
  • Three things she does on a regular basis that have the biggest positive impact on her health
  • One thing she struggles to implement that could have a big impact on her health
  • What a healthy life looks like to her
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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.
  • Gry Helen

    This moved me to tears! It was like i heard my own life story. I have had Fibro since i was 18 years. I now 38.. So i think i’m gone try CrossFit :) Thank you both for inpiring me! Love from Norway!

  • Anna N

    I am still undergoing tests, but 3 of my doctors have recently brought up the tpossibility of a fibromyalgia diagnosis. I have had chronic migraine and other issues for a couple of years. Listening to this brought me to tears as well. Thank you.