Meredith Richard- Yoga Instructor


  •  BFA in Historic Preservation of Architecture

Favorite Exercise: Deadlift is my favorite strength excercize.  Jumping rope is my favorite cardio excercise.  I love core work.

Favorite Snack: Popcorn if I’m being good.  Chips and dip if I’m being bad.

Her Story:

I found out about CrossFit at 1088 through a Facebook ad.  I decided to try it because I had recently retired my horse and I was looking for an activity to fill that void.  I have a friend who does CrossFit at another gym, and she was always talking about how great it was….so I signed up!

I started doing yoga six years ago.  Mostly hot power yoga.  I enjoy the intensity of tough poses but also the meditative nature of the practice.  I LOVE that yoga is for everyone.  You don’t have to be flexible or athletic, you don’t have to be young.  There is literally a modification for every pose.  Personally, yoga helps me to deal with my anxiety and depression.  Yoga makes me feel powerful.

I am an avid gardener, and I volunteer for our community as a Master Gardener. In my own garden, I have three raised beds where I grow all my veggies.  I also have an ever-evolving Florida friendly pollinator garden.  
I love to craft.  I have a stained glass studio in my home where I like to create Mid-Century Modern inspired panels.  I also make jewelry and holiday items.


When instructing, I love seeing people progress in their practice or finally “get” a pose.  It is just as exciting as reaching a PR in CrossFit and just as tough to do.  I also love showing people that no matter their ability, yoga is for them.


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3270 Se 58th Ave #1

Ocala, FL 34480