My Rhapsody: Maysa shares her story of living her best life from working it to working out through Rhapsody CrossFit in Charleston. 

What is your story?

I am half Lebanese, half American, but I grew up overseas in Dubai. I moved to the states for college, and then to Charleston for my Doctorate in Physical Therapy – you know how it goes, once you come to Charleston you never leave.

I now own In The Box, a cash based Physical Therapy Business that operates out of CrossFit gyms.

Maysa Hannawi at Rhapsody CrossFit in Charleston, SC.

Maysa Hannawi at Rhapsody CrossFit in Charleston, SC.

What brought you to Rhapsody CrossFit?

I had been doing CrossFit for a few years before Rhapsody, but was struggling to find a box that worked for me as an athlete and also aligned with the business I was starting.

I was looking for great coaching and programming as well as a space that believed in the same things I did when it came to movement. I wanted to feel comfortable sending my patients to my gym knowing they would be in good hands.

Cue Rhapsody CrossFit. I met Alan Shaw and Stan Tsoy for coffee when they were here sealing the deal on the gym space, and I knew we spoke the same language right away. Movement and taking care of your body is so important to me and my business – Rhapsody mirrored those priorities and offered so much more.

We both believe that movement can change lives, and wholeheartedly work towards that every day.

What have you gotten out of your experience with Rhapsody CrossFit?

Honestly, it’s changed my entire life. I’m a better athlete, have better people surrounding me and am happy every time I leave dripping sweat.

I am way more focused on my movement quality and my skill level has improved drastically. But, to me, Rhapsody is about way more than fitness and moving weight. The people there have become ingrained in my life inside and outside the gym.

They hold me accountable to living my best and healthiest life, while also never taking it too seriously.

As part of the Rhapsody Brain Trust, I have also been able to treat lots of patients and completely changed their outlook on CrossFit and functional fitness.

What has being a part of the Rhapsody CrossFit community meant to you?

It’s hard to even put this into words! I’ve said it before, Rhapsody is so much more than a place, it’s a feeling, it’s a vibe.

I’ve met the most amazing humans through this community, who have supported me in so many aspects of my life far beyond fitness.

Rhapsody is where I workout, where I work, where I find my confidence, where I throwdown with my best friends, where I sweat out life stresses and is always the best hour(s) of my day.

Maysa, you are an inspiration to us all as both an athlete and a entrepreneur! Thank you for raising the bar among our Rhapsody community and showing us all what it means to hustle. 

To connect with shebeasts like Maysa and get in on this CrossFit family, sign up for your first class today!

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“I’m a better athlete, have better people surrounding me and am happy every time I leave dripping sweat.”