What do you specialize in?: Helping new Crossfitters learn the proper form to guarantee they get the most out of their workout
What are you passionate about?:taking people who have struggled to lose weight or get back in shape by trying everything else and then, through introducing them to crossfit, watching them find crossfit and see how quickly their bodies respond. watching people regain their confidence is an amazing feeling.
What do you love most about coaching your members?:i love pushing people to do things they think they can’t do and then seeing their face light up when they finally get their first box jump or pull up. sometimes athletes hate me for a moment when i take away their security blanket but its worth it to watch them overcome their mental hurdles.
What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments?: I have been a sports junky for my entire life. I played soccer and softball up until college. I then had to choose between a smaller division three college where i could play soccer or a larger school where i would pursue a music degree. I chose music but continued to play sports through intramurals. I now play co-Ed Soccer just for fun 🙂
How did you end up as a CrossFit coach? What path brought you here?: After college I started running half marathons because i didnt know how else to stay in shape. I logged hours and hours of running but didnt really see any major changes to my body. Crossfit was still somewhat new at the time but i drove by a local gym and popped in for a free intro workout. the workout was only 7 minutes long but it left my laying on the ground completely exhausted and the next day i was so sore i could barely walk up the stairs in my house. I was totally hooked!! anything that could kick my butt that bad in such a small amount of time was destined to give me the results i had been searching for!
What’s your favorite quote?: “difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”
Is there anything else you want people to know about you?: I am also a real Estate Agent who often works 60 hour weeks and somehow i still find the time to make it to the gym. If i can do it, anyone can! being busy/not having time is not an excuse. If you want it bad enough, you’ll make it happen!
- Crossfit Level 1 Trainer