Ellie Viland

Ellie Viland



CrossFit Level 1 Certification

About Coach

I’ve considered myself an athlete my whole life, primarily playing softball but also playing basketball and running track at a competitive level. More than anything else within sports, I loved to compete. No matter the circumstance, I loved fighting to prepare and be the best version of myself to gain success in whatever sport was in season.

Turning Point

When my official sporting career came to an end, I felt like something was missing in my life because I didn’t have anything to compete with athletically. One day, I was scrolling through the tv, saw something called the CrossFit Games on ESPN, and saw a bunch of athletes doing handstand push ups and said that was something I had to try! I saw a two week free trial at a gym that had just opened up down the road (CrossFit Dwala) and took my first class and have been hooked ever since.

Motivation & Passion

I came to CrossFit for the competition, but stayed for the community! Not only can I compete with myself, I am constantly encouraged and get to grow together with other members who quickly became a family to me. I then turned to coaching because I loved getting the chance to help others find that best version of themselves and loved getting to facilitate the energy among a class that naturally brings everyone to be at their best.

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