My name is Aretha Porter and I reside in Suffolk, Virginia! I am married and have 2 children ages 5 and 9 years old! I am a 1st year graduate student pursing a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My husband and I are transportation business owners and I am also employed full-time as a Mental Health Counselor. My fitness background extends back to high school. I was a sprinter on the track team and I also excelled in the long and triple jump. I was somewhat active in college and after college I started distance running and have completed over 15 or so half marathons, and 1 full marathon. I also was an avid Crossfitter for 2 years where I competed in local Crossfit competitions. To date, I have competed in 1 fitness competition where I won 5th place in my class. I am looking forward to competing this summer and beyond! I am truly excited to be apart of such a great team with an AMAZING coach! I have STALKED Team UM’s IG page for almost a year before I decided to join!! I am super excited!!!!