My journey through Crossfit was VERY humbling. Outside of having really good mobility in order to execute the movements done in Crossfit, I had to learn everything from complete scratch since day 1 (no, really...first day there were double unders and I had to learn how to do regular jump rope singles). Growing up, the closest I was to an athlete was the heavy bass drum I had to carry around the field during marching band. with no guidance on exercise or nutrition, I continued to gain weight until the end of my Junior Year of high school, where I found myself weighing almost 180lbs. That was a wake up call. I started exercising and dieting and lost 30lbs before starting my senior year. As proud and accomplished as I felt, this then began a very obsessive/long road of trying to stay thin at all costs, throughout my early 20's. Exercise on the elliptical or the occasional cardio class became tedious, and motivation started to dwindle. By summer 2011, I tried Crossfit for the first time and after just TWO classes, knew it would be the very thing I needed in order to be in shape. Suddenly, my MINDSET completely changed....I no longer wanted to just be "skinny". Strength became the goal. Efficiency became the goal. My confidence grew and finally, I started to love my body not only for how it looked, but most of all....for what it was capable of. By fall 2012, I started coaching Crossfit and realized that every thing I was learning, I wanted to be able to teach that to someone else. I truly value being a coach and each day I work towards being better at it.
Having danced since I was a toddler, I've always been active and interested
in heath and fitness. I was introduced to CrossFit in college but was
so intimidated by the barbell at first that I hesitated to really
push myself. It wasn’t until about a year later that I began to take
CrossFit more seriously and eventually I completely fell in love. It
not only has helped me far surpass my initial fitness goals, but has
also provided me with a community that is constantly challenging and
motivating me as an athlete. I received my CF Level 1 certificate in
October of 2014 and have been learning and growing as a coach since.
When CrossFit Mindset opened, I jumped on the opportunity to be apart
of a new, exciting community and am so happy I did!
BA in Cellular and Molecular Biology
MA in Spiritual Psychology
CrossFit Level 1
Vanquish Olympic Lifting