Miroslava (Mirka) Budlong was born in Slovakia, lived in San Diego, CA since 1998 and moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 2016. Holds MA in Education with emphasis on Physical Education and has been teaching for 15 years in public schools where the last 9 were in elementary and middle school settings as a PE teacher. She stumbled upon CrossFit in 2013 and has never looked back. She is a firm believer that “CrossFit makes you better ….. at everything” and that’s why she is an avid advocator for a functional fitness and general physical preparedness in public education. If not at gym, Mirka can be seen carving the local mountains since skiing is her life-long passion, and teaching Slovak language at a local Czech-Slovak school.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CF Kids certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer USAW Level 1