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  • coach1[email protected]

    Coaching since April 2011.

    Founded Ballston CrossFit in January 2012.

    Founded CrossFit Route 7 in January 2015.

    As the owner of Ballston CrossFit and CrossFit Route 7 - I am truly living my dream of owning businesses I am so passionate about! In February 2012 I opened Ballston CrossFit and we now have around 400 members - it's been an incredible journey! When I got the opportunity to open CrossFit Route 7 in January of 2015, I was extremely excited to be able to share a healthy lifestyle with more people! I have always strived to live a healthy and fun-filled life (pura vida!) - live life to its fullest every day!

    As a competitive national-level tennis player, including a member of James Madison University's (JMU) Division 1 Varsity Tennis, I learned how to train hard and get results. After graduating from JMU, I continued to pursue athletic achievements and adventure sports (one of my favorite races was the XTERRA National Championships in Lake Tahoe, NV against some of the country’s top off-road triathletes). Thankfully, in late 2009, I found CrossFit and it has totally transformed my approach to fitness, in an incredibly positive way! As I am now into my 40's, the incredible results from CrossFit continue to allow me to improve my overall fitness (I love getting stronger and faster every day while trying to keep up with all the fire breathers in the box)!!

    When I'm not at Ballston CrossFit or CrossFit Route 7, you can find me mountain biking, playing floor hockey, boosting air on the kiteboard or wakeboard, hanging out with friends, or backpacking around the world! Be sure to ask about great places to go on your next international adventure!

    I love my job and feel very lucky to love what I do - teaching my friends how to live a fit and healthy lifestyle!

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
    • CrossFit Mobility and Movement with Kelly Starrett
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
    • CrossFit Masters Certification
    • Gymnastics with Carl Paoli
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • Coached by US Olympian Cara Heads (http://www.chfitnessandperformance.com)
    • Business of Excellence Immersion Program at CrossFit New England with Ben Bergeron (business consulting for CF box) - April 2016
    • 3-2-1 Go "Fuel Your Passion" business consulting seminar for CF boxes
    • Power Monkey CrossFit training camp - coached by Chad Vaughn and Olympian Dave Durante
    • Iron Sharpens Iron CrossFit Camp by Faith RX'd
    Philippians 4:13 - I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
  • coach7


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    Coaching since October 2013.

    With Ballston CrossFit since January 2018.


    Growing up, I tried a wide variety of sports including, football, basketball, and wrestling. Eventually, I found cross-country and track and field. I was drawn in by the simple, scientific nature of measuring results from races and workouts. Most of all I love the hard training and the intensity of the races. After graduating high school, I switched my focus to road running, cycling, and rock climbing. I found CrossFit while trying to find a way to balance my endurance-heavy fitness habits. I was immediately hooked. It is the only activity I have found that satisfies my love of competition and my desire to be the best athlete that I can be. It is also an amazing way to build long-lasting relationships and communities. Most of my best friends are people that I met through CrossFit.

    I began coaching CrossFit in 2013 and since then, I have coached in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Zealand. This has given me a chance to experience many different CrossFit communities and has helped me recognize the strong bonds that are formed through these places and the amazing physical and mental changes that people can make through a quality CrossFit program. Seeing other people’s progress inspires me to be the best coach and athlete that I can be. I feel very fortunate to coach the amazing community of athletes at BCF!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • Certified CrossFit Trainer, CF-L3
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
    • The Gymnastics Course
    • Business of Excellence Immersion Program at CrossFit New England with Ben Bergeron - November 2018
    • Participated in CH Fitness & Performance 12-week Coaches Academy led by Olympian Cara Heads
    • Master of Science - Physical Education (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse)
    • Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science with Coaching Minor (University of Wisconsin - Superior)
  • Coach Cam
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    Coaching since December 2018.
    With Ballston CrossFit since May 2019.


    After spending 6 years in the Army, I decided to leave to be able to dedicate more time to my family.  The transition from Army life to civilian life in 2016 left me seeking purpose different than just country.  I was always extremely active in the military, always able to push myself for no other reason beside not wanting to let my fellow brothers in arms down. Upon leaving the military, it was hard to find that internal drive until I found CrossFit. I had always loved the traditional body building style of training while in the military, but always found myself needing something more. I always heard people talk about CrossFit but never really understood the obsession until I tried it myself.

    CrossFit helped me find my way after leaving the military. I started to feel happier, healthier and found that same drive that allows me to push myself and get uncomfortable. I decided that I really wanted to share what CrossFit did for me with others, so I decided to pursue becoming a CrossFit Coach. CrossFit has improved my life in so many aspects and I want to show people how powerful CrossFit really is. When I’m not working out, coaching, or in class I am chasing after my two amazing sons or spending time with my wife. I am very excited to get to know and learn from the whole community at BCF and look forward to sharing my LOVE and passion for a positive and more productive lifestyle!

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • The Gymnastics Course
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • Participated in CH Fitness & Performance 12-week Coaches Academy led by Olympian Cara Heads
  • coach1

    Coaching since 2013.

    With Ballston CrossFit since 2020.

    Ever since a very young age, I’ve had a passion for exercise and getting into the best shape I could, for whatever type of sport I was playing at the time. After years of following the conventional workout routine you see in many other gyms, I walked into my first CrossFit gym and knew immediately after my first workout, I was not nearly as in shape as I thought I was! After a couple months of mixing a few CrossFit workouts in with my normal workout routine, I decided to ditch the way I had been working out for years, and go all in on the CrossFit methodology and trust that it would give me the results I was looking for. 

    When I first started out, I could barely do an overhead squat with an empty barbell and I had no idea how to kick up into a handstand against the wall without falling down. After many failures over and over, I was determined to be able to do all the things I struggled with, and from there I’ve never looked back. 

    Along with CrossFit being the best way to get in shape, it’s also the best way to build amazing relationships and friendships from the awesome communities that lie within almost any CrossFit gym you’ll walk into. I’ve coached in Pennsylvania and West Virginia since 2013 and I’ve made lifelong friendships, and have seen many lives transformed through each CrossFit community. I feel so lucky to be able to work with all the amazing athletes at BCF and look forward to coaching them every single day!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
    • Three time 2020 CrossFit Sanctional Individual Qualifier (Mid Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown, Asia CrossFit Championships)
  • coach10

    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since September 2019.


    I pretty much came out of the womb playing soccer and swimming competitively, which I continued through high school. My love of athletics, and both physical and total wellness lead me to major in Health Assessment and Promotion at James Madison University. In my spare time, I worked (and worked out) at our on-campus gym, UREC. After college, I interned at a Hilton Head Health, a weight loss resort, where I was tossed into teaching group fitness classes. I was absolutely terrified, but after that first class, I was in love. Empowering a group of people, and teaching/encouraging them to push past their limits, to do things they had never done, set my soul on fire. After moving back to NOVA to be close to my family, I continued to train people at a nearby gym. Eventually, I met a gal (Callie!!!!), through my full-time job, who dragged me to Crossfit. I stuck a straw in the Kool-Aid, and regardless of the ripped hands, scraped shins, and rope burns, I was hooked. More than just badass workouts with amazing coaches, was the incredible community of friends I found at BCF. I continued to teach group fitness, mostly cycle, in addition to working out at BCF and running on my own. 4 years and a whole heck of a lot of cold brew and dry shampoo later, I couldn’t be happier to join as a coach at my favorite place, Ballston CrossFit. When I’m not gripping and ripping it in the gym, you can find me living my best life out on the water, riding around town in The Nug, or having wine time with the gals.

    I hold the following qualifications:


    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • Certified Cycle Instructor
    • BS in Health Assessment & Promotion

  • coach10

    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since May 2013.


    I was first introduced to CrossFit while on vacation in Southern California in 2011. Like many people who have yet to experience it, I was highly skeptical of the ability to get a killer workout in under 10 minutes. I spent the next few months continuing my daily routine of treadmill/elliptical/bike followed by weight training specific muscle groups in what seemed like an endless repetitive cycle, and ultimately one that yielded diminishing marginal results (but increasing levels of boredom). But on January 1, 2012, before the ink had even dried on my New Year’s resolutions, I stumbled across a 2011 CrossFit Games marathon on ESPN 2 – four hours later, I found myself still glued to the television, anxiously awaiting the challenge posed from the next event. I was astounded by what these athletes were able to do and enjoyed the camaraderie and competitive atmosphere in which they were doing it. Coincidentally enough, the very next day I am at the grocery store and return to my car to find a flier under the windshield wiper announcing the grand opening of Ballston CrossFit – I couldn't get home quick enough to email Tucker to sign up. Since graduating from BCF’s first foundations class, I have witnessed the growth of an amazing community and have seen countless examples of peoples’ lives changing for the better as a result of CrossFit. I have always been an active and fairly athletic person, but can confidently say that I am in the best shape of my life after 18 months at BCF and I look forward to continuing my progress every day. And CrossFit’s positive effects don’t end with improved performance at the box; they carry over into all facets of daily life. Personally, I am happier and more confident than ever, with a renewed sense of mental toughness thanks to CrossFit – I know that anything is possible if you set your mind to it and work hard to achieve it.

    I am excited to continue expanding the role of CrossFit in my life and look forward to training with you at BCF!

    I hold the following qualifications:


    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • Coached by US Olympian Cara Heads (http://www.chfitnessandperformance.com/)

  • Cooper


    Coaching since June 2019.

    With Ballston CrossFit since August 2019.

    Growing up, my passion has always been sports. I played soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, and football as a kid. I was always taught to push myself to the limit and give 100% effort no matter what. I remember as an elementary school kid pushing myself to get the physical fitness award in gym class, even staying after school so I could run the mile again. Running was a weakness, so from then I started running and haven’t stopped.

    I fell in love with fitness, and since the age of 13 I have lifted very consistently, following all types of programs and methods, and learning all I could from a very knowledgeable strength coach in high school. Maybe you’re tired, or maybe you’re in a bad mood, but that doesn’t matter. Success doesn’t care, and results don’t lie. That’s what I love about fitness.

    I was always better at offseason training then I was at football. I remember thinking, “darn, I wish there was a sport of that consisted of constantly varied high intensity functional fitness”. Well, maybe not exactly that thought, but competing in fitness was something that interested me. I heard about CrossFit and signed up for a beginners program at CrossFit Route 7 and quickly fell in love with it! CrossFit is so much fun, and you are rewarded for pushing yourself. If you keep showing up and working hard, you will get better!

    Since then, I have competed in numerous competitions, received my CrossFit Level 1 Certification, and have been able to share my knowledge and mindset with others. Coaching is a wonderful way to improve peoples lives and there is no better feeling then watching someone improve!

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • Cara Heads and Danny Carmago Olympic Lifting Minicamp participant
  • coach7

    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since March 2016.


    I am excited and honored to work with the Ballston CrossFit family of athletes. I discovered CrossFit in 2012 shortly after the box opened when a BCF flyer appeared in my apartment building and I decided to give it a shot. My then-girlfriend (now wife), Heather, and I had no idea what we were getting into. After a few weeks of struggling to walk up and down stairs and barely being able to raise our arms overhead, we knew we had found something that would challenge our fitness like no prior workout had.

    BCF quickly became an outlet for me to come together with like-minded athletes, set aside the stress of life, and find personal growth – both physical and mental. Training at BCF together has also given Heather and I the opportunity to help push each other and has strengthened the bond of our relationship. I’m grateful to now have the same opportunity to help all BCF members along their fitness journeys to achieve personal goals they have set for themselves.

    My philosophy when I’m at the box: Take training seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously… And above all else be safe, have fun, learn something, and support those around you!

    I played club sports throughout college and am a former competitive mountain bike racer, and I still ride my bike as much as possible. CrossFit has bettered all aspects of my riding, from endurance to recovery, and I love putting my fitness to use exploring trails in the Shenandoah mountains and beyond. I am also a licensed coach with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s Virginia League where I train middle and high school students to compete in mountain bike races.

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
  • coach1

    Coaching since August 2016.

    With Ballston CrossFit since February 2018.


    My CrossFit journey hasn’t been the typical one. I wasn’t a college athlete, nor did I even pick up a barbell until I was in my late 20’s. I danced and taught ballet growing up, and dabbled in soccer and softball, but I was definitely not “fit”. It wasn’t until 2016, when the fitness director at my traditional gym recruited me to be a personal trainer, that fitness became part of my life. To this day I still question why he hired me, as out of shape as I was, but he obviously saw an inner athlete in there somewhere. It turns out he was right.

    Fast forward a year later, I signed up for the six-week New You Challenge at BCF to get over a breakup. My hope was that CrossFit would be a place to build my self-esteem, improve my body composition, and find a community to belong in. CrossFit and BCF have delivered all those things and so much more. Not only am I so much stronger mentally and physically, but I am more confident, and have an entire gym full of supportive friends. CrossFit has taught me that no goal, whether it’s personal or professional, is out of reach if you work hard enough.

    In January 2018, I took the Crossfit L1 to pursue my next goal, to become a coach. It’s been an amazing journey and I’m incredibly grateful for all the encouragement and support from my CrossFit family. I hope to continue to grow, both as an athlete as well as a coach, to be the best version of myself that I can be.

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • The Gymnastics Course
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • coach1

    Coaching since January 2020.

    With Ballston CrossFit since January 2014.


    Growing up I was pretty much obsessed with watching and playing any and all sports…and had always considered myself to be pretty fit (spoiler alert: I wasn’t). As a kid I got my black belt in Tae Kwon Do, played high school tennis, basketball, and soccer, and played club soccer in college. But after graduating college, I got into a super boring routine of waking up, running on the treadmill for 30 minutes at the Gold’s nearby before work, and that was my workout for the day. CrossFit had always been something I was curious about, but never found the right opportunity to try it out.

    So, in December 2013 while I was on a work trip in Akron, Ohio, I decided to try a CrossFit workout at a local box with a coworker who had been a regular Crossfitter for about 2 years. We did a 20 minute workout involving front rack lunges, push presses, and pull ups – even using an empty 15lb barbell and 2 large bands for pullups, this 20 minute workout completely whipped my butt, had me sore for a good 3 weeks, and was probably the most fun I’d ever had working out. Naturally, this was all I needed to realize that CrossFit was something I had to have in my life. So when I returned to Arlington, I looked around for gyms nearby, tried the free class at BCF, joined Foundations just about a week later, and never looked back!

    Easily my favorite part about CrossFit is the strength you’ll gain, and continue to gain, over time. I had never really known what it was like to “feel” strong and powerful mostly because all my life any exercise I’d do was solely focused on cardio/endurance, agility, and sport-specific training. There is something so empowering about powerlifting and weightlifting, and a huge part of me regrets not trying it sooner. The technique that comes along with lifts, specifically Olympic lifts, I find to be so much fun because there is always something new to learn and improve on.

    Over the past couple years, coaching had always been something I’d thought about but just never made the first step toward getting myself there. Starting out 2020, I finally decided to take the plunge and get my L1 certification and join in on the BCF coaching internship program. I can easily say I’ve had more fun with coaching and learning from the team here than I could have ever imagined. I am so humbled to join the coaching team and be able to give back to the BCF community. I’ve had so much fun since joining in 2014!

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • USAT TKD 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Coach Mike

    Coaching since July 2016.

    With Ballston CrossFit since April 2019.


    Growing up in a rural area led me to be constantly involved in outdoor activities and sports including baseball, soccer, wrestling, swimming, and biking. I discovered CrossFit in 2013 and quickly embraced the functional fitness world. Later on I began competing and coaching. The community’s constant desire to improve combined with its intense training and fun was a convincing fit. I thoroughly enjoy helping others find that same great fitness experience in their own lives. I believes that strength and mobility are keys to living a fulfilling life. Making fitness a priority will amplify life outside the gym, including at home and at work.

    When not in the gym, you’ll often find me behind a camera lens, golfing, playing outdoors with my dogs, reminiscing about the glory days of my early tee-ball career, and waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish writing.

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • Gymnastics with Carl Paoli
    • Participated in CH Fitness & Performance 12-week Coaches Academy led by Olympian Cara Heads
  • nicole

    Hi! My name is Rachel and I am so happy to be a part of this team and community! I am originally from North Dakota. I grew up in Fargo (yes, really) and spent much of my time at the lakes in Minnesota. I loved having all of the seasons; beautiful winters and summers at the cabin with endless outdoor fun. I graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Community Health Education. I had always been active growing up and in school doing volleyball, track and swimming.

    Previous to CrossFit, I was a runner and I loved it! In 2010, I did my first full marathon and over the next 4 years had done 19 more plus countless half marathons and shorter races. I loved the physical part of running but the mental test that each race would bring was my favorite. It gave me a chance to do better next time, prepare better, eat better, and train harder. Nothing has ever topped that feeling until I found CrossFit.

    I quickly fell in love with this sport because there is so much room for success. There is always a new skill to work on, more weight to be lifted, or more recovery to be had. It leaves so much room for goals to be achieved and a more fulfilled life to be lived! Then you add the community part in and it truly turns into a family. Most CrossFit boxes I have been in do great job of this but Ballston CrossFit and CrossFit Route 7 have always stood out to me since the beginning. I felt so welcome. Every person is friendly and encouraging, it's a wonderful family to be a part of!

    My passion is to train, coach and help people find their preferred form of fitness. Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you!

    I hold the following certifications and accomplishments:

    • Bachelor of Science in Health Education, North Dakota State University
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • The Gymnastics Course
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • Personal Trainer Certification with National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
    • Participated in CH Fitness & Performance 12-week Coaches Academy led by Olympian Cara Heads
  • coach1

    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since March 2014.

    Ever since I can remember I have been super competitive, whether it has to do with who can eat their meal fastest or who is the fastest person at the basketball court or who got the best grade on the test. Life has always been a competition of me versus whoever wants to take the challenge. This is all thanks to my big brother, he definitely molded me to want to win at everything I ever participate in.

    I played basketball from childhood all the way through the collegiate level. After college was over, I was missing that competitive atmosphere. I was able to recruit a couple friends that would go to the track with me and we would run sprints and perform various plyometric exercises. This soon became boring for me since my friends weren't as competitive as I was.

    At the time I lived in an apartment that overlooked Ballston Crossfit. I would see people running and sometimes carrying random things and when I would walk by I'd see members pushing each other to go hard or finish their reps. I had a couple friends mention Crossfit to me and I shook them off at the time with "ehhhh I'm good". So finally I folded my hand and went in for a test out. It was about a 75 minute session and it crushed me mentally and physically! But afterwards I knew this was going to be the best outlet for me to be competitive again, and at the same time definitely obtain one of my personal goals - look good with my shirt off! Haha always good to set goals here!

    After joining the gym I found an amazing and welcoming group of athletes and once again going to workouts was a blast! I also recouped my old work ethic "Whatever effort you put into this, you'll get the exact results out of it." As an athlete I try to push myself out of my comfort zone each and every workout, I know my body can handle a lot more than I think it can. I feel like if you can have that mentality for any enterprise in life, you will succeed. That is my ultimate goal as a coach - To safely push you past your comfort zone, to be the fittest and best you can be.

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
  • coach9

    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since June 2013.


    I have been a swimmer most of my life, but after swimming on the D1 level and graduating, I became somewhat jaded (and probably burnt out) about athletics. I lifted weights frequently (and tried many different programs), and biked, but I would often become bored and/or discouraged with my progress or the program.

    I was thinking about starting CrossFit in 2012, and then Tucker opened BCF two blocks from my house, so I had no more excuses not to try it out. CrossFit has really changed my views on fitness, as there is constant variation coupled with high intensity and competition, which really drives me to perform at my best. I have really seen my body composition change over my time at BCF, and feel that I am probably fitter than I was as a college swimmer since my overall strength and injury resistance has drastically improved through constant drilling of proper technique and execution. BCF is a fantastic place to make a huge shift in your level of fitness and overall outlook on life. If you're fitter, you're going to be happier and perform better everywhere, whether that's in the box or at work!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
    • CrossFit Kettlebell
    • Coached by US Olympian Cara Heads (http://www.chfitnessandperformance.com/)
  • Kristen Cheman

    Kristen Chemen

    I have been a competitive endurance athlete since I was 5 years old. I ran, swam, and lifted weights through childhood, college, and post-collegiate athletics. As a life-long competitive athlete, I see the importance of incorporating cardio, strength training, mobility, the right fuel, a positive attitude, and mindfulness into training programs. I started Crossfit in 2017 (thanks to BCF yoga instructor, Liz Marmesh!) and found it to be the perfect blend of all of my favorite exercises and movements. I joined BCF in 2018 after seeing on Instagram how strong the entire community was during the Open. Since then, my strength and performance have increased exponentially thanks to an incredible team of coaches and members. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach yoga at BCF. I believe that we are each capable of much more than we know and look forward to teaching from a place of energy, positivity, and fun!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • RYT 200-hour Yoga Instructor
    • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
    • Power Sculpt Instructor
    • FloYo Paddleboard Yoga Instructor
    • WPA Level I Paddleboard Instructor
    • Les Mills BodyPump Instructor
    • Stages Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Liz Marmesh

    Liz is a 300-Hour Yoga Instructor. Liz is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Baptiste Level 1 Yoga Instructor.

    Liz has been in the fitness industry since 2003, working in fitness education, fitness management, personal training, and group fitness in Boston, South Beach, Los Angeles and the DC Area.

    Liz graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Exercise Physiology. A self-declared, "exercise nerd," Liz believes in finding joy in exercise to meet your end goal.

    I hold the following certifications:

    • 300-Hour Yoga Instructor
    • Baptiste Level 1 Yoga Instructor
    • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Crissy Parker

    I have always been interested in fitness as I live a very active lifestyle! After my D1 collegiate soccer career at George Mason University came to an end I did not want my fitness level to suffer, so I kept in shape by joining a variety of boutique gyms that focused on high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. However, there was still something missing within these gyms that I could not quite put my finger on, not until I discovered Ballston CrossFit (BCF)!

    A little bit of background, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a focus in Public Relations and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. My current career field is within Government Compliance but I wanted to look for a part-time position that supported my active lifestyle and came across BCF and their need for a Front Desk Manager. After speaking with Tucker, BCF’s owner, I knew this would be a great fit and I was excited to give CrossFit a try. It was exactly what I was missing! This opportunity has given me a familiar feel, bringing back memories durning my college training days, which were very similar to CrossFit. In addition, this opportunity has given me perspective regarding how to run a gym, something I have been very eager to learn!

    I am excited for the future at BCF as well as getting to know the awesome team and community! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding your membership, I am here to help! ;)