Back Squat: 250
CrossFit Level 2 Certification
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Kids Certification
I grew up playing team sports in soccer and softball for fun, and kept up with competitive softball through high school. Outside of softball though, I wasn’t a super active kid. Once in college I started to enjoy being outside a lot more and a great group of friends helped me get into hiking, backpacking, and climbing. Unfortunately during my junior year at USU, despite overall becoming more active, my health started deteriorating and I became quite sick. Six months later I was diagnosed with two autoimmune disease and I was the unhealthiest I had ever been. While struggling to regain control of my health my best friend asked me if I wanted to try a CrossFit class with her. I was hesitant, but decided to give it a try. What happened in that first class scared me… I hadn’t truly realized how weak I had become while I was sick. I wasn’t able to do even some of most basic movements like push ups and sit ups. I realized I needed to make some changes, and fast. So I went back the next day, and the next day, and the next thing I knew, it was ten years later, and I’m still loving it!
For me CrossFit hasn’t been about the major milestones, but instead the small wins that happen all the time. If someone had told me ten years ago some of the things I can do now I would have laughed. The athlete I am today though has been built step by step through consistent effort. And now I don’t doubt my own potential. I have a decade of proof that shows where consistent effort and hard work can get you. So while I’m not the fastest, strongest, or most badass person in the box, it’s exciting to think about the little wins still ahead and the athlete those little wins are going to turn me into in the future.
I love helping others learn! My full time job is a high school teacher, and I think my love of teaching definitely spilled over into CrossFit. I believe knowledge is power, and that includes learning how to push ourselves and figuring out what we are truly capable of. I get a ton of joy out of helping people become the best athletes, and the best versions of themselves they can be!