CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
I was a shy girl growing up in a small town in south Jersey. I didn’t do too many athletic things growing up; my parents had me in karate for about two years when I was young, but that is the extent of my athletic endeavors as a kid. I grew up doing theater and choir, so I was very into the arts and always walked the mile in gym class. I had tried CrossFit twice before, once in 2014 and once in 2017. It wasn’t until moving to Austin I was hooked. I decided in 2017 I was going to move out of state. I packed up my Hyundai Elantra and moved to Austin. After a few months, I realized how lonely it can be to move somewhere by myself and decided I needed a community that I could turn to. I remembered how the community was at my old gym and decided to join CrossFit. After only a few classes I felt comfortable and looked forward to going, so I stuck with it and made incredible friends, and became an athlete.
My biggest motivation to get myself into fitness was my sister. A few months before I moved to Austin, my older sister had her first child, but it came with life-threatening complications. She was told if she wasn’t so fit and healthy, she would not have made it. My sister’s story and her own fitness journey motivated me to start my own fitness story. I joined CrossFit knowing it would get my body and my health to the fittest it has ever been, and to make it so I could handle anything life would throw at me. Every day I get a PR or a heavier lift, I immediately tell my sister since she is my biggest motivator.
My sister will always be the number one reason I joined CrossFit, but one of the major things that keep me coming back is the community. I love being able to be the person everyone can turn to ask “how can I improve this lift?” or “do I really have to do all those burpees?” The community keeps me on my toes and challenges me to better myself as a coach and an athlete and I love it.