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Belle of the Week: Marti Smith

by Jessica Mefferd January 30, 2015 2 Comments

Belle of the Week: Marti Smith

Marti is our Super Mom! Check out her story...

The first time I walked into a CrossFit Oregon City, I was a 35 yr old mother of 5 with an 8 month old baby at home. I was incredibly unhappy with my body and seemed lost in work and raising a family. In the past 2 years, CrossFit has brought me life again. I started competing 4 months later and competed RX for the first time this past August. What an awesome feeling; working hard and competing with girls a decade younger than me.  My ultra-competitive personality had found a home.

I’m very excited to be part of the Belle & Bell movement. There is so much beauty in strength. I firmly believe that a barbell in a woman’s hands will empower her body, and an empowered body will empower the mind. Once a body and mind are empowered, there is nothing we can’t do. With this mindset, I applied for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge last June. After rigorous interviews and applications, CMT and 51 Minds casting selected me as a contestant and I filmed last fall. My episode airs on March 1st and while I can’t tell you the outcome, I can tell you that none of this would have happened had I not taken that first barbell in my hands. I am proud to be representing a brand that believes in celebrating strength, beauty, inspiration and perseverance. A brand that reminds women every day that if I can do it, why can’t they?

When I’m not in the gym, I am the mother of Josh (19), Matt (16), James (16), Sierra (12) and Everleigh (2) and the wife to an amazing Deputy Sheriff. I spend my days as an insurance Investigator specializing in Forensic Accident Reconstruction.  I volunteer with the American Red Cross as a blood drive coordinator and I am the Critical Events Liaison for Oregon Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge. Service to my community is an integral part of who I am.

2015 will be a huge year for me. I see PR’s all over the place! I am working on my form, clean living and bulking up. My long term goal right now it to be competing at a very high level when I hit Masters Division in 2.5 years. CrossFit Games in 2018? Who knows…but the sky is the limit!





Jessica Mefferd
Jessica Mefferd

With an extensive background in tumbling and competitive cheerleading, Jessica now teaches CrossFit and weightlifting at Los Al Athletics and yoga at various CrossFit gyms around Southern California.


2 Responses

Jennie
Jennie

February 02, 2015

-You go, girl!!
My niece is an addicted cross fit gal, also. Her Name is Jamie Mertz, if you ever run in to her in tourneys. I don’t know how that works!
I’m a friend of your Moms. She must be over-the-moon proud!!! I am sure proud to have met you!

Jennie

karen cravens
karen cravens

January 30, 2015

Great job girl !; Go get em!! You got this. Rock it

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