As a coach I strive to make a positive difference in my athlete’s lives. I believe in giving back what I continually learn from my coaches and in sharing the knowledge I have to develop my athlete’s physically, mentally, and emotionally.
For as long as I can remember I have been involved in sports. I’ve always enjoyed being part of a team, working toward a common goal, and accomplishing things I never thought possible. But if you had told me a few years ago that I would soon find a passion for coaching and doing CrossFit – I never would have believed you.
In 2014 a coworker convinced me to come to Wellness Revolution CrossFit to try a class. I remember walking through the doors, seeing everyone working out and thinking, “how will I ever keep up?” Even with a lifelong background in sports I couldn’t imagine doing everything I saw. I left that first day feeling exhausted and terrified to come back. But I kept coming.
After a few classes and talking with the coaches and other athletes I realized it wasn’t about “keeping up.” I saw members of all ages doing the same workouts, and whether a movement was scaled or not they were always all cheering each other on. CrossFit is not about being as good as the person next to you, it’s about being better than you were yesterday. Once I figured that much out there was no going back, I was hooked!
In 2015 I decided to get my CrossFit Level 1 Certification and become a coach. I wanted to have the opportunity to give back what I had learned through CrossFit – that every day you can become a stronger version of yourself, and that even on days you aren’t doing your best there is a community of people standing behind you cheering you on.