I am proud of my strength, maintaining my overall fitness, and my mindset. My most recent strength achievement was 1 rep at 245# for my back squat.
Level 2 CrossFit Certificate
Level 1 USA Weightlifting Certificate
I am a Colorado Native. Yes, they still do exist! Growing up I was always very active, I loved the outdoors, and I enjoyed playing many sports or hobbies (soccer, volleyball, hiking, snowboarding, and figure skating to name a few). This was always a positive outlet that brought me joy and relief from life's challenges. I was fortunate to have two children, who are now 23 and 21. Having them through me into changing my career path from Sports Medicine to teaching. It gave me flexibility and more opportunities to be the parent I wanted to be. I discovered a strength of mine. I LOVE TEACHING! Seeing people learn and grasp concepts, leads to self-esteem and worth. It is the greatest thing to be part of. Fast forward a few years and a friend introduced me to CrossFit in 2009. At that time, I thought I was in really good shape. Then, I was humbled quickly after my first month doing CrossFit. Through the years I have had some amazing physical and mental victories because of being part of an amazing community. I have come close to making regionals several times and won numerous competitions, but my biggest accomplishment is grasping that with work and determination, I can do most things. This has given me the self-confidence to live a much fuller life. Once my children started to drive themselves and in high school, I had some extra time and I decided to get my level 1 CrossFit certificate and start coaching. It has been a great journey. I have seen people achieve amazing things and I have learned so much about myself and my fitness through others.
I have had many turning points in my life but the one that affected me the most was having my children. I had to focus on someone else besides myself and had a lot of pressure to help guide and nurture them to be good contributors to society. I was determined to give my children a very different childhood than I had. I learned discipline, how to ask for help, how to rely on a support system, and how to be okay with my weaknesses. The big enemy was perfection and trying to control everything (even things outside of my control). My fitness journey has been much like my turning point. In CrossFit, you must have discipline, be okay with receiving help and asking for help, and be okay with weaknesses.
My purpose for coaching is that I love the CrossFit community, what it stands for, and being part of the community in a special way. I enjoy watching individuals push themselves beyond what they believe they are capable of and meet goals. I feel I can empathize with the frustrations of being a beginner at CrossFit and the experienced/completive/elite athlete because of my 13 years of CrossFit. This is an avenue where I can tap into my love for teaching and use my strength of breaking down things to meet people where they are and encourage them.