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 Burgener Strength Weightlifting L1
- The Burgener Strength Weightlifting L2
- The Gymnastics Course
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
- Coaching with US Olympian Cara Heads (http://www.chfitnessandperformance.com)