I first came to CrossFit during a difficult period of my life, after the sudden loss of my mom (Jane). What started as a form of therapy in my garage, quickly became a passion providing me with the opportunity to have a positive impact on others. Not only have I seen remarkable gains in my fitness and overall health, but time spent working out with family has strengthened my marriage and created a positive example for my two kids. As a CrossFit coach and affiliate owner, each day is a new opportunity to motivate and inspire athletes of all ages and skill levels to reach their full potential. I’m constantly in awe of how CrossFit can push ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
My CrossFit journey began in 2010 when my husband dragged me kicking and screaming to my first class. I had just completed my second marathon and was comfortable with my lifestyle as a runner. Little did I know, I would discover my favorite sport and become an athlete at the age of 32. My passion for CrossFit comes from the way I have watched it transform me and my family. CrossFit offers a new challenge each and every day. I love the thrill of staring down a difficult workout and the sense of accomplishment when it is done. I enjoy pushing myself to new limits and discovering new things about myself. CrossFit has become our family sport, and I love facing a WOD with my husband, Brent, and my two kids. I am passionate about helping people take control of their lives through nutrition, fitness and goal setting. Coaching in the CrossFit community has become the realization of a dream I never knew I had. Each day there is more to learn, experience and share with others.
I started CrossFit in 2009 in the garage out of curiosity and as a way to get into shape after having my first daughter. I had no idea then what this journey would lead to and never did I imagine I would eventually become a coach. Now I consider myself to have the best job in the world and I look forward to every class I coach. It is a privilege to be able to help people become better, healthier versions of themselves and to watch them accomplish things they never thought were possible. I am constantly inspired and motivated by our amazing community and I know they have taught me more than I could ever teach them. Becoming a coach, as well as being an athlete, has forced me outside of my comfort zone and has challenged me mentally but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love the feeling of being challenged physically and mentally and I have grown because of it in ways I wouldn’t have expected at this point in my life. I hope that this journey has set a healthy example for my 4 children and that they find a journey that excites them as much as this one has for me.
My journey began in the fall of 2012 when a decision was made that in order for me to truly be a “participant” in the lives of my two very active sons, my current lifestyle needed to change. This process began with a complete nutritional overhaul. With my diet in order, I relented to my wife’s repeated suggestions that I try this “functional movement” thing she had become obsessed with. I was introduced to Crossfit in February of 2013 by way of a baseline WOD in the Smith’s garage. My life would never be the same. I’ve since undergone a complete transformation, both inside and out, which has provided me the opportunity to fully participate in life, a life worth living, a life with meaning. I’m grateful for the opportunity to support others with their own journeys and help them become the best versions of themselves. I’m inspired each and every day by how the CFJ athletes of all abilities face WODs, lifts and gymnastic skills that intimidate them head on and prove to themselves what they are truly capable of.
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