Why did you start CrossFit?
After having my second child in 2012 was trying to get back into mountain biking and just felt so bad on the bike, so I looked into trying something new. I quickly became addicted to the transformation of my physique and how strong I felt within the first few months, which was quite an empowering feeling!
Why did you become a coach?
As a physical therapist and a long time CrossFitter, I was determined to have another avenue helping to move people the right direction on the sickness-wellness-fitness continuum.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
How has CrossFit helped you?
CrossFit has improved my strength, my skill set, my overall fitness. CrossFit has made me KNOW that I can accomplish hard things and get through hard times. It has also changed how I practice as a physical therapist. I empower all my patients to do way more than they thought they could! Everyone should be able to squat, pick things up from the floor, push and pull…and all my patients are shown why these are important!
When you aren’t feeling motivated, what gets you to the gym?
The community. Knowing I’ll see encouraging people gets me out the door.
What goals are you are working on?
Out of the gym, I am always looking to hone my clinical physical therapy skills. In the gym I’m trying to perfect my pull ups and get efficient toes to bar.
What movements would you like to improve?
Toes to bar and Pull ups…and all things hanging on the rig.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit PAX?
The variety of levels of athletes…Just the people in general.
What is your favorite movement to teach?
Tell us a fun fact about yourself, or something you are passionate about outside of the gym.
I love to stick needles in people!
Certs: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Doctor of Physical Therapy