WHAT YEAR DID YOU START CROSSFITTING?
I was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 by my twin sister Melissa. We were both stationed in Okinawa, Japan and she wanted me to try out this fairly new sport called CrossFit. My first workout was a short 7-minute AMRAP that consisted of 10 burpees, and I believe 15 air squats. Anyway, I thought it was awful yet surprisingly satisfying. After that, I fell in love with CrossFit and have always done or incorporated a form of it into my workouts.
WHY DID YOU GET INTO FITNESS (AND CROSSFIT)?
My dad was a competitive body builder and I remember how dedicated he was to the sport and how passionate he was about fitness which ultimately, drew me in at a young age. From as early as P.E in elementary school being my favorite class to learning how to lift weights in my weight training class in high school. I did cheerleading, cross country and wrestled in high school, but weightlifting was my true passion and that eventually lead me to CrossFit.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A TRAINER?
After I joined the Marine Corps, I began to lead a lot of PT classes and would lead classes for anyone struggling with their weight. I found myself staying up late creating workouts for the next day and I noticed how passionate I was about it. I truly enjoy helping people reach their goals and it made happy to see them happy. After I got out, I knew I wanted a career in fitness, so I majored in Kinesiology at George Mason University. I graduate this fall with my bachelors and I look forward to coaching and helping people become better versions of themselves.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CROSSFIT MOVEMENT?
Clean and jerk 1000000 percent!
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Kinesiology Student at George Mason University (graduate Fall 2021)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (Fall 2021)