Growing up as a girl, I was encouraged to be pretty, and of course thin, but never strong or athletic, so it was a huge breath of fresh air to meet Danielle Horan when starting my own CrossFit journey. Her strength and confidence inspire me every day to push myself and embrace my strength (and my muscles!). Her incredible transformation is proof of all her hard work and dedication. Today, Dani is not only a CrossFit coach but has also competed in numerous competitions. Danielle: Before (2011) POPSUGAR Fitness: When did you start CrossFit, and what made you want to try it?Danielle Horan: I started CrossFit October 2010. I had stopped competing horses, and my dentist introduced me to it.[…]