Past Issues of our Diversity & Inclusion Bulletin
Diana V. Gustafson started at MPH in 2016 as a complete novice when a friend from Flow Yoga told her about a great place to cross train. She still practices Ashtanga yoga but has stuck with CrossFit through shoulder surgeries because she loves the intensity, focus, and friendship. When not working out she’s an Episcopal priest and is actively involved in helping other people better understand the demands of racial justice. She is the mother of two Gen Xers and lives in Cleveland Park with Tom and their little dog, Lola.
Justin Morse has only been an official member of the MPH Fitness community since July of 2020, but has come to deeply cherish the gym, its mission, and those that he has had the opportunity to meet–albeit under masks and six feet away. Having co-created and chaired a Community Board within Georgetown University’s Office of Advancement for the past two years, he looks forward to contributing to the D&I Board and enhancing MPH culture alongside fellow board members and everyone at MPH Fitness. He will also utilize this opportunity to learn from others and deepen his understanding of what it means to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community–inside and outside of the box.
Jerry Ilar started at MPH in 2017, deciding to attend a Free Saturday Class after passing by MPH on his morning commute to work. Pre-CrossFit workouts typically consisted of running around DC or cycling at the Y. MPH has been a great way to build correct weightlifting form and habits. Outside of the box, he works at DC Public Schools managing district events and engagements for families and community members.