I have been involved and interested in physical fitness as long as I can remember, although I never played any organized sports. I was the tom-boy in the neighborhood, did all the new aerobics and Tae-Bo programs, rode my bike to work, and checked out whatever new thing that came along. Since finding CrossFit, I’ve become stronger and fitter than any other fitness training I’ve tried. Being able to train with my teen-agers, “firebreathers,” and anyone in between is a reward in itself.
While attending a local fitness club, a trainer suggested I might like this thing called CrossFit. When I started classes and noticed a huge difference from the “globo-gym” that I had been attending. Why were the same people not getting any better physically speaking? They read lots of books, try lots of programs, but the gut, flab or love handles remained. The people at CrossFit worked hard, encouraged each other and saw great results. It was cool, different, and worked every area of the body including your mind. I was hooked! I couldn’t get enough and so I finally got certified and began training people like I wanted to be trained. This turned out to be my true passion.
CrossFit is applicable to all types of people at any fitness level or age. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. My approach to CrossFit tends to follow that model. I think any weakness can become a strength given time and effort. I follow the CrossFit approach to “constantly varied” but I also believe in adding a strength program. My favorite types of “WOD’s” have 2-3 movements in order to have greater strength gains and technique focus. I believe trainers should be constantly learning in order to better encourage and help their clients.
Certifications and athletic accomplishments:
- NASM CPT,
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Kids
- CrossFit Basic Barbell
- Crossfit Nutrition
- CPR Certified