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.
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.
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.