CrossFit Level 1 Certification
American Heart Association Certified Heartsaver - First Aid, CPR, & AED
I have always been active, and played sports (volleyball, basketball, track) or worked out my entire life - I even trained for a figure competition. For those that know me, 'active' doesn't just mean working out though - it means that I'm not very good at relaxing and need some constant variance in my life. Insert CrossFit. My first taste of CrossFit was back in 2014; I didn't know very much but loved every second of it. After a brief hiatus when I had my children, I rejoined the community in 2017 and haven't stopped since. I love pushing myself to do things I once thought I couldn't - it's a very rewarding feeling!
After I had children, I began looking for a CrossFit gym to join - I had been a member of a globo gym for ages and needed something more. I knew I loved CrossFit from earlier years so began searching Google for a box near me. I found one that I wanted to try out but was absolutely terrified. I am what you could call a 'shy extrovert' - I am incredibly shy and quiet until I get to know you - so the thought of walking into a gym where I knew absolutely no one was scary. Would anyone talk to me in these group classes? Would I fit in? What if I wasn't good enough? What if I didn't know how to do something? Would anyone help me? <br /> <br /> My fears were calmed after I met the incredible coaches at the first box I joined. They were welcoming and helpful, and reinforced my decision to join the community. The more my confidence grew, the more I realized that I wanted to help others the same way they had helped me, which led to me eventually earning my L1 and coaching.
I absolutely love being able to help others reach goals that are important to them, overcome waning confidence, and learn/improve skills they never thought possible (YES, you can get a pull-up or lift a heavy barbell or do that handstand pushup). Fitness is a lifelong journey, and I look forward to every day that I get to help someone improve theirs.