Published June 3, 2015
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1
I discovered at an early age that being active and fit feels great, so health and fitness have always played a major role in my life. When I was younger I was into dancing, track and field, rollerblading and bicycling. I enjoyed running and skiing all through my teens and twenties and ran on the cross country team at CSU, Chico. After college, I trained for and ran several competitive races. Later I joined a big cookie-cutter gym, heavy on machines, where I designed my own workouts based on out-of-date methods I learned in college.
After my daughter was born in early 2009 I increased my training to get back in shape. I followed my usual old routine including a moderate diet but was never able to quite get back to my original shape. A friend who was also a new mom invited me to her home a few times where they had a CrossFit garage gym. I was hooked after the first workout! It was different, intense, and best of all, not monotonous or boring. They were constantly doing something new. In only a few months, I had my pre-pregnancy body back and it was even better than before—this time I was stronger than ever, despite my previous attempts on the weight machines.
I made more gains and improvements in my level of fitness during my first year of CrossFit than I had in the past 15 years of working out. I am now in my 40s and can easily say I am in the best shape of my life. I owe it all to two things, CrossFit and good nutrition.
My successes inspire me to want to share this lifestyle with others. Health and nutrition have always been frontrunners in my life and those who value the same are invited to join us. CrossFit has been proven to work by measurable, observable, repeatable facts that we call “evidence-based fitness” so it's only a matter of time before you can see the results if you put the time in. I have seen this first hand during the past several years coaching people from all walks of life, some whom haven’t stepped foot in a gym maybe ever. The positive transformations in their physical and mental wellbeings are the reason I continue to train and strive to advance my experience and education.
One of my mentors once told me I was training to “not suck at life.” I challenge you to do the same!
B.A: Journalism with an Option in Public Relations from CSU, Chico
Minor: Health Sciences from CSU, Chico