I started CrossFit in 2013 after my career brought me to the Lancaster area. Not knowing many people in the area, I was looking for a way to meet people; but being a high school and collegiate level soccer player, I was also looking for something to keep me active. Little did I know walking in that door for the first time would change my life forever!
Working out was not new to me but CrossFit opened my eyes to what fitness truly was. The constantly varied workouts challenged me and pushed me out of my comfort zone, I’ve done things that I’ve never imagined I could do. The heart and commitment of the other athletes was contagious, not to mention, the knowledge and enthusiasm of the trainers. Walking in that door, not only taught me about the real meaning of fitness and functional movement; but nutrition, mental toughness, and community!
Walking in the door was the hardest part, but the results spoke for themselves, both physically and mentally. My love and interest for CrossFit grew with every WOD, PR, and competition, I was hooked. I wanted to learn more and better myself, so I got my L1 in June of 2016. That summer, I was offered the opportunity to coach. With a coaching background in soccer and being a current teacher, it was an opportunity that I could not pass up. I was excited to share my knowledge, passion, and experiences with others and help them change their own lives.