WHEN DID YOU START COACHING AT CCFH?
I began my coaching career in 2011 when I started training clients out of my garage gym in DuPont, Washington. I coached at youth programs at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, VA, from 2015-2016. I coached at CrossFit Perseverance in Carlisle in 2016 and then started coaching at Carlisle CrossFit in 2017. My husband and I purchased Carlisle CrossFit in 2018 and I quit my full-time job to grow Carlisle CrossFit into what is now Carlisle Core Fitness & Health.
WHY/HOW DID YOU GET INTO FITNESS (AND CROSSFIT)?
I was not an athlete growing up though I did play some sports as a child. I was generally active as a young adult, and joining the Army National Guard required me to maintain some level of physical fitness. However, as an active Army wife, and post two children, I had gained a lot of weight and was approaching the 200# mark. I didn’t like how I felt or looked, refusing to even look at myself in the mirror. In 2011 I hired a personal trainer because I knew that despite all the “free fitness resources” available on line, I could never do what needed to be done on my own to feel better about myself. The trainer I hired was doing this thing called CrossFit, I had never heard of it. But she introduced me lifting and high intensity workouts and taught me how to make better choices about my food. I lost 60 pounds in the first year got my Level 1 and haven’t looked back!
WHY DID YOU BECOME A TRAINER?
I became a trainer to help people find a path to a healthier life. I needed someone to help me and I wanted to make it possible for others to live a healthier life as well.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING(S) TO DO IN THE GYM?
My favorite thing to do in the gym is to interact with our members. I love to hear about their successes in and out of the gym. I love to hear about their families, I love to see our adult members bring their kids in and make the gym a family event. I love to see people reach their goals, get excited about finally hitting a goal they have been working toward for a while.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR REST DAYS?
I spend rest days with my family, my dog—the gym dog-Rogue, and with friends. I love to read fiction novels and Marvel movies are a family favorite. We may or may not have rewatched the entire MCU start to finish, in order, during COVID shut down. We also love to take our RV out camping.
WHAT MAKES YOU THE HAPPIEST WHEN WORKING WITH OUR MEMBERS?
I love also being a part of our members lives as they make the gym an integral part of their daily activities.
POSITION AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Personal Trainer
- NASM certified personal trainer
- Master in Health and Exercise Science
- Active Life Immersion/ProPath
- CrossFit Lv 1 and 2
- CrossFit Kids Coach Certificate
- CrossFit Endurance Coach