Diane Urban

I started my CrossFit journey/transformation two years ago.  I am 51 years old and I have a passion for this sport like no other.  CrossFit positively impact every aspect of my life. I have been in law enforcement 29 years and am in a high stress job as the Chief of Police in a mid-size, extremely busy, diverse community in Northern California.  I was an NCAA track and field athlete in college and I continued my competitive endeavors in the Police and Fire Olympics throughout my career. CrossFit has provided the perfect avenue for physical, mental, and spiritual fitness.  I am currently training to be a Master’s athlete in the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2015 and this ambition fuels my perseverance, determination and drive on a daily basis. 

My favorite quote when asked how I manage to train, work 60+ hours a week, take care of my aging Dad, and support my family is “we always make time for what is important!”



  1. Inspire, motivate, and help others
  2. Be better than yesterday
  3. Give back to the CrossFit community that has given so much to my family and I

Bulleted below is my competitive history in CrossFit since January 2013:

  • NorCal Masters in 2013: first competition ever and “Top 5”
  • Merced Holiday Throw-down in 2013: 1st place  
  • NorCal Masters 2014: 8 former Games athletes competed in my age bracket-2nd place
  • 2014 Open: 32nd going into the Masters Qualifier (regional for Master’s age brackets) - 34th in the world.
  • 2014 Masters Functional Fitness League on-line competition: 1st place in the world

Featured in Reebok CrossFit media article outlining my CrossFit journey:


I am the proud mother of two amazing young women, one of whom is a police officer in San Diego and also an avid CrossFitter and my youngest who is in college in San Luis Obispo.