- CrossFit Level 1
- ACE Personal Trainer and ACE GFC
- CNA (EMT in training)
Travelling, rocking at trivia, nerdy movies, playing basketball
I didn't have an active upbringing. I started playing basketball decently in middle school into high school, but relied on my height and the fact that I could run for long periods of time without feeling winded. In college, I ran distance, occasionally joining the University of Oregon Track Club, and rarely lifted weights. The distance running started taking its toll on my hips and knees, and I was on the fast track to stress fractures and knee replacements...at the ripe old age of 20. I slowed down, started looking into weight training and took a few courses at the end of college to prepare me for a personal training certification.
I was working at a 24 Hour Fitness as a personal trainer when I discovered CrossFit (my sister, who had been doing it at the time, told me to join her and try it if I truly wanted my "butt kicked"). I fell in love almost immediately with the functional aspect - nowhere were there leg presses, curl machines, and ellipticals, and yet, after a few months of CrossFit, I felt like I had made more strength and conditioning progress than I had in my last two years of training. It was a true wake-up call.
Fast forward one year later. I took my CrossFit certification and started coaching in early 2014. I've coached at some capacity at four different CrossFit gyms over the last 3 years. I've appreciated the unique communities each gym has created and the mountain of knowledge I've absorbed from my experience and fellow coaches.
I'm so excited to be a part of the very respected Level 4 team, and grateful to be given a position at the first CrossFit affiliate in the world. I look forward to continuing to learn, and to contributing to this already fabulous community of people.