Rachel & Molly Saran “The Saranwrap Sisters”
1. Tell us a little about yourself?
Rachel- Hi! I’m currently a junior at Hingham High School but will be moving across the country to San Diego next year for senior year. I love reading, writing, pottery, studying economics and philosophy, and the beach. Most of my spare time is spent getting into trouble with Molly and Hayden. 😉
Molly- I’m a graduating senior from Hingham High School. I coach at RCFBC and CrossFit South Shore.
2. Tell us your CrossFit story (where were you before RCFBC and where are you now?)
Rachel- Before CrossFit, I was on the Hingham High School Crew Team, and prior to that I did gymnastics, ice hockey, and softball (Phil Woodyatt used to be my coach)!
Molly- Before CrossFit I ran Cross Country and indoor and outdoor track. I heard about RCFBC having On-Ramp classes so I asked my Dad to sign Rach and I up. I was more focused on becoming a better runner and looking a certain way than actually being a successful CrossFitter, but that changed quickly.
3. What does being part of RCFBC community mean to you?
Rachel- The RCFBC community is something very special and dear to my heart. Everyone who goes to the gym is wonderful, but the teens class specifically has changed my life. We’ve become a tight group with each person bringing something unique to the class. Olivia and Cici always come in with a smile and they inspire me so much to push harder and to be a role model for younger girls like them. Hayden is my fourth sister, we’re always getting into mischief! Sam brings a friendly competitiveness to the class that pushes me to get better, but he’s also very supportive and goofy too. Nate and Tess are hilarious. I always smile when I see them, they’re always finding new ways to make the class fun. Teens class has become a highlight of my day and I love each of them with all my heart, it’s a badass group of kids. it’s definitely a special group of people at RCFBC 🙂
Molly- It means a whole lot to be apart of RCFBC. I had my high school track team but there wasn’t the same bond that everyone shares at Bare Cove. I have become friends with people of all ages and have become much more confident as a result of the RCFBC community.
4. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Rachel- Some of the accomplishments I’m most proud of are my lifts. Before CrossFit I wasn’t strong at all, so hitting a 250# deadlift and 110# snatch was a huge accomplishment for me.
Molly- I’m actually most proud of becoming a coach and growing closer to my family through CrossFit. Physical accomplishments will always be there to chase, but relationships and family are irreplaceable.
5. What are your challenges and goals going forward?
Rachel- Muscle-ups. I spend an excessive amount of time on the rings and I’m still struggling, but I’m hoping to get there eventually!
Molly- Going forward, I’d like to devote more time to applying CrossFit into everyday life. As Coach Glassman says “Regularly learn and play new sports.”
6. What do you like to do outside of CrossFit?
Rachel- Outside of CrossFit I do quite a bit. I love writing and spend quite a bit of time at the computer typing away. I also love to travel and spend as much time as I can in the ocean. I’ve been blessed to live a life where I can travel frequently and I definitely love it. I’m getting into rock climbing and will hopefully make it a habit to go more often when I’m out west. I also love spending time with Molly and Dale, my two buddies. They’re awesome. 🙂
Molly- Outside of CrossFit I like to sing, read, and cause trouble with Rachel and Hayden 😉
These two ladies are such an inspirations. They are strong, beautiful, and devoted! Rachel, Molly, and Hayden always come in with gossip and laughter. There is no doubt in my mind that both of these ladies will take CrossFit far and use it to help with their journey’s in life.