CrossFit Anniversary: May of 2011
Trainer Since: June 2012
- CrossFit L1 Certificate
- CrossFit L2 Certificate
- CrossFit Scaling Certificate
How did you get started with CrossFit? After college I was looking for something to fuel my competitive fire again, to challenge and dedicate myself to, that could involve multiple strengths, and I found the sport of triathlon. I pushed myself to reach goals and competed regularly for several years. During those years I became a certified USA triathlon coach in order to help individuals whom were new to the sport; especially women and children. Over these four years, I completed more than 25 triathlons, a couple half marathons and numerous road races. Due to the constant running during training, a foot injury grew worse making it harder and harder to train. Foot surgery became the last option with no guarantee that the injury would fully heal and not reoccur. Not willing to be laid up without being able to work out for several months I looked for other athletic alternatives and discovered CrossFit…and never looked back. CrossFit was everything I had been looking for and so much more. It once again fueled my competitive spirit, created that team bond I had been missing, challenged me both physically and mentally and created amazing results. Because of the varied workouts, CrossFit didn’t cause that constant impact and stress on my injury the way running did.
What is your previous sport or exercise background? From a young age I was involved in athletics and sports. After playing sports at the high school level, I was recruited to play Division I lacrosse and started every game in my four year career.
What is one fun fact about you? I did synchronized swimming for close to five years when I was in elementary and middle school.
Favorite WOD: Any hero WOD, any WOD with mix of running, lifting and gymnastics movements
Least Favorite WOD: Cindy, 20 rounds is way too repetitive for me!