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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


    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
    • 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)
  • coach7


    Coaching since December 2012.

    My name is Brandon Higgins. I’ve coached since I was 18 years old, first starting as a wrestling coach for my former high school in Northeast Pennsylvania. As time passed coaching at many different schools and being around the sport, I started working for a club program called Rock Solid Wrestling. In 2009 to 2013 I worked as an Assistant Coach for Rocky Bonomo, a former Division l College wrestling coach. I learned quickly how to work with big crowds and had the privilege to teach some really dedicated athletes. Eventually our club wanted to add an extra strength and conditioning program, which is when I first came across CrossFit.

    In 2013, I acquired my Level 1 Certification and I fell in love with CrossFit. It was a great tool to help our athletes become faster, stronger, and helped me as well. Later on, we became Venomous CrossFit were I held the title with my good friend as Head Coach. A few years in, I found a great opportunity to move to Norfolk, Virginia to live with my fiancé and focused only on CrossFit. The love grew stronger everyday, I coached 27 classes per week and helped grow CrossFit Little Creek into the gym it is now. I now hold my Level 2 CrossFit Certification. I really am looking forward to my new adventure at Ballston Crossfit, where I know I will continue to grow as a coach.

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
  • Coach Mike [email protected]

    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
    • 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 since 2011.

    With Ballston CrossFit since 2017.

    I started CrossFit back in 2009 as a senior in high school. It was definitely "love at first workout," although I did find it difficult to sit in a chair those first few days. After 8 years, a few cross-country moves, and a couple of more letters after my name I am still working out fives day a week at CrossFit. I knew I wanted to dive deeper into the community and decided to pursue coaching in 2012. This also led to my desire to become a Physical Therapist. These two fields go hand-in-hand and with each class I teach, I become more fascinated by the power of human movement. My most exciting CrossFit moment was competing at the 2015 Central Regional on a team. CrossFit has led me to lifelong friends, my husband, and a new level of fitness I never thought possible. Ballston CrossFit exemplifies the community of CrossFit and I cannot wait to put my mark on its athletes!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
    • CrossFit Masters Certification
    • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Coach Cam
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    Coach Cam

    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
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • Participated in CH Fitness & Performance 12-week Coaches Academy led by Olympian Cara Heads
  • 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
  • jeremy

    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since February 2014.


    After being introduced to a CrossFit style workout while I was working at the JMU rec center in 2009, I was instantly hooked. Going back, I had always participated in sports growing up but there was a competitive void in my life once I got to college. My co-workers and I would take turns concocting brutal workouts then try to one-up each other with how fast we could complete them. Little did I know this competitive passion in the gym would still be driving me nearly 5 years later.

    Getting bored with the regular gym here in Arlington, I sought out a CrossFit box and decided on BCF. Coming to BCF in November 2012 allowed me to pick right back up where I left off in Harrisonburg. After kick starting my fitness again at BCF, I am definitely in the best shape of my life!

    BCF provides a great place to foster new relationships as well as competition that will motivate you to become better all around and I am extremely excited to join the coaching staff here!

    I hold the following qualifications:

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


    Coaching with Ballston CrossFit since September 2015.

    After growing up playing multiple sports my entire life, I entered college with absolutely no idea how to train and stay in shape on my own. I went from running, to the typical globo gym machine routines, to spin classes, etc. I would stick with a regimen for a couple of months, eventually stop seeing results, and get bored/frustrated and quit. All the while, I struggled to maintain a weight and general physique that I was happy with, and rarely felt comfortable in my own skin.

    In May of 2010, I was first introduced to Crossfit when the gym I was a member of (but hardly ever used at the time) started a Crossfit box as part of the training/services they offered. After reading into it a little more, I decided to give it a try. My first foundations class left me hardly able to walk for several days after a 4 minute long tabata work out (bottom to bottom air squats). I couldn't believe how sore I could be from just 4 minutes or work, and I was instantly hooked. Since starting, I have not only completely changed everything about my body for the better, but I'm overall healthier, happier, and more confident as a person than I ever was before. I truly believe that Crossfit has made me a better person physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    Two and half years ago, I realized that I had been doing Crossfit for more than 2 years, and was still loving it just as much as when I had started, and it had truly become a lifestyle for me. That was when I decided that I wanted to pursue getting my L1 so I could begin to coach other athletes, and help them on their journey to find their happiest, healthiest selves. Since the beginning of my coaching journey, I have realized that getting my L1 is only the beginning. It seems that the more I learn, the more I realize that there is for me to still learn. I feel so happy and blessed that I've been given the opportunity to coach with, and learn from such an amazing group of coaches and owner, and to work with such a wonderful group of members on a daily basis. My goal is to learn as much as I can and to become the best coach I can be for every different type of member and athlete, regardless of their personal goals.

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • Crossfit Gymnastics Specialty Certification
  • 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
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • 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