After graduating from Cal Poly State University in 2011, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology, I moved back home to the Bay Area to begin life after college. My passion for exercise science and overall wellness led me to pursue a job in Personal Training. I became certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in August of 2011. During my time spent as a Personal Trainer, I was often asked by my clients about CrossFit… (Had I tried it? Was it a good workout? Was it dangerous?) I decided I needed to find out for myself what CrossFit was all about.
Following my first CrossFit introductory class I was hooked. I was so inspired by my CrossFit coach, who had such an abundance of knowledge surrounding weightlifting and exercise movements. I caught on quick to the basic movements of CrossFit, and was asked by my box if I wanted to train to make it as a team to regionals. With just a year of CrossFit under my belt, my team and I made it to regionals in 2013. Although my team didn’t make it to regionals last year (2014), I continue to compete every few weeks in local competitions, and hope to one day make it back there.
I am continuously trying to improve as an athlete and also inspire others around me to reach their fitness potentials. This led me to obtain my Level 1 CrossFit Certification in July 2013, and I have been coaching ever since then. My favorite thing about coaching is watching an individual progress, do things they never thought they were capable of doing, and learn to believe in themselves. It crosses over into their lives outside of CrossFit as well.
My next few goals in life are to continue learning as a coach, and to be accepted into Physical Therapy school. I am currently in school finishing up the pre-requisites for PT school and am hoping to apply to a program next fall. Although my ultimate goal is to become a Therapist, coaching is very special to me, and I plan to continue doing it for as long as I am able to.