June 2013 Athlete of the Month
27-year-old Natalie McLain has been an athlete all her life. She grew up in California and, as a child, participated in almost every sport from figure skating to skateboarding. Her main athletic focus was soccer through her middle and high school years in Colorado, which contributed to her passion to compete. She was participating in a local rock climbing competition when she stumbled upon CrossFit. She saw a daunting workout, a clock, and a scoreboard and she became hooked. Through a lot of hard work and determination, Natalie has made her way up the CrossFit ranks. She currently sits 34th in the World and 2nd in the Southwest region, and is very thankful to be recognized as an elite athlete in this sport. She is also owner and head coach of CrossFit Venture, and is motivated to change people’s lives through CrossFit.