From a very young age, I developed a love for a variety of sports including track, softball and soccer. I thrived on the competition and team camaraderie. Having joined the Navy out of High School, I spent 4 years serving this great country of ours. I have worked out in numerous gyms along the way and I tried most everything that typical gyms had to offer; trying not to get bored.
I started CrossFit in a friend’s garage in 2007 and found what would change everything about fitness for me. I fell in love with CrossFit from the moment I did that first excruciating WOD and have never looked back. In 2008, I received my Level 1 Certification and began my journey as a Trainer. I have never stopped learning and developing as a Coach and as an athlete. After years of training, the dream of opening my own CrossFit affiliate became a reality. It is by far the most rewarding job on the planet!
-Over 8 years of CrossFit Training experience
-CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course
-CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Course
-CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer Course
-CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Course with Coach Burgener
-Seminars : Anna Martin Olympic Lifting Clinic, Wilkes Brothers Olympic Lifting Clinic
Growing up, Soccer was my sport and I continued to play through college. Exercise has never a problem for me. I enjoyed running and lifting weights but I was always in search of something new to add to my routine. In the midst of marathon training, I had a friend ask me if I have ever done CrossFit. “Cross what?” That’s when I was introduced to “Helen.” After the workout, my immediate realization was that I could do way better on my time and I was going to! It was then that CrossFit and I came together.
Starting in a friend’s garage then moving into a gym, CrossFit has not only taken me to the next level of fitness, but has offered me friendships, encouragement, and camaraderie no matter where I am. CrossFit brings people together. The community that is cultivated through CrossFit is inspiring and contagious. Being from Idaho, moving to Washington D.C. and now residing in Virginia Beach, the gym has always been my home away from home; my family. It also helps that I met my husband at a CrossFit gym. You never know how it can change your life!
Over 6 Years of Coaching experience
– Level 1 Trainer Course
–Level 2 Trainer Coaches Prep Course
– CrossFit Endurance Course
– 1 year Coaching Internship with Trident CrossFit, Alexandria, VA.
– A. Martin Oly Lifting Seminar