- Cox is planning Moab Madness 2012, a two-day bike ride in the Moab desert Friday May fourth through Sunday May sixth.
- Moab Madness 2012 is an informal group activity, there is no cost to participate but participants are in charge of their own travel, equipment and food expenses.
- All are welcome and Cox will lead a group sun salutation each morning. She’s also offering free Carrie Cox Fitness t-shirts for the ladies.
Better Training, Better Fitness, Better Life is the slogan of SLCC student, small business owner and artist Carrie Cox.
Cox is a certified professional fitness trainer, world traveler, aspiring healer and president of Carrie Cox Fitness LLC. She will graduate this spring with her Associate of General Studies and dreams of one day opening a health and wellness retreat in Costa Rica.
“I always knew I wanted to be some type of healer,” says Cox.
Cox intends to apply what she has learned about Chinese medicine and healing plants to empower the indigenous women of Costa Rica. By teaching them to plant, grow and use herbs for healing purposes and hiring them to work in her wellness retreat. Allowing them to utilize their herbal knowledge to make money and provide for themselves and their families.
Cox considered becoming a doctor, but decided that the investment of time and money to her education in order to become one didn’t offer enough of a payoff.
Cox has been exploring Eastern medicine on and off for the last six years. She first went to China with a girl friend in 2007 through the China Horizons organization. They spent ten months there, teaching English at the prestigious Xiangtan University in Xiangtan, China. This is where she was first introduced to Chinese medicine.
Cox returned to China for a second time in 2010 with her boyfriend Aaron Oliver. During the time they were away Oliver’s father passed away. He died of a heart attack at age 60.
It occurred to Cox that if Oliver’s father had changed his eating habits and included regular exercise in his daily life he might have extended his life for many more years. This experience influenced Cox to become a fitness instructor.
Cox gained experience as a fitness instructor working for Gold’s Gym where she became certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Cox has since opened her own business, Carrie Cox Fitness LLC. She’s discovered that she really enjoys training women. She especially enjoys seeing them gain self confidence as she helps them transform their bodies and become more healthy.
She realized that teaching group fitness classes made her rates more affordable for the average woman, which allowed more women the opportunity to gain from personal fitness instruction. This inspired her five week boot camp fitness classes for women.
“I think life is all about application. We are capable of so much,” Cox says. “I just apply myself. Now, I believe I can do things,”
She believes that finding ones self worth is the answer to being able to do anything you want. In China Cox says she had a whole culture that believed in her and their belief in her helped her get to a place where she could believe in herself.
In her spare time Cox likes to read, paint and update her blog. Cox is looking forward to graduating this spring. She and Oliver enjoy playing tennis in the summer and working on her business together.
For more information about Carrie Cox Fitness LLC, Ladies Only Boot Camp and Moab Madness 2012, visit her blog.