I started Savage Masters because, as a 48 year old fitness and nutrition enthusiast, I found that despite all of the incredible information and welcoming communities available online, there didn’t seem to be any that spoke specifically to people like me. I am a Masters athlete. I’m a married mom of two teenagers. I have a full time job that I enjoy, but I’m also a nutrition nerd who really loves to work out. From my softball playing days as a youth, to teaching aerobics and other group fitness in my college days and into my 20’s, to marathon running into my early 40’s to my current love of Crossfit and Powerlifting – I’ve run the gamut. But the thing is, I love to train. I mean, I love to push myself to learn as many new things as possible while challenging my body to do things I never thought I could do. I want to lift heavy, run hard, jump high and have the best time doing it. Being strong makes me feel like a bad ass. I refuse to settle down and retreat to my rocking chair just because I’m no longer a teenager (although who doesn’t love a good rocking chair every now and then). And I’m finding that there are more and more people out there who are just like me. Yes, we know we need to take care of our bodies (who doesn’t). Yes, we have busy lives to balance (who doesn’t). No, we aren’t professional athletes. But we revel in challenging ourselves to learn and grow and we enjoy ourselves in the process. Now I don’t mean we all need to be deadlifting 600 pounds and doing backflip burpees. I’m certainly not (I wish I could!). I just mean that there are many of us who like to push ourselves to see what we can do. To be better today than we were yesterday. This is a place for us. For the sharing of training ideas, thoughts on recovery, nutrition and life in general. I’m not an expert in any of these things, but I’ve been around, have tried pretty much everything, have an unwavering curiosity and am looking forward to sharing my journey as I hear about yours.