- Level 1 CrossFit Coach
I grew up in gymnastics then transitioned into cheerleading, which I continued through college at the University of Alabama and Georgia State University. After college, life took over; marriage kids, work and nothing that resembled fitness. I gained quite a bit of weight and just became overall unhappy with myself. I tried many things from Zumba to at home videos like P90X. I found nothing I could stick with and had a hard time holding myself accountable. In 2009, I saw a friend at a 4 th of July picnic and her arms looked amazing! I asked her what she had been doing and she said “CrossFIt”. She invited me to a class and the rest is history! I was instantly hooked! It catered to my competitive side, challenged me to do things I’d never done before, and gave me a way to track my progress! I had never before touched a barbell. I fell in love with it and decided I wanted to share it with others and help other people with their fitness challenges the way my coaches had helped me. I decided to get my Level 1 certification in 2016. I enjoy competing in local events, competing against myself and the clock, and the friendly competition we have in class. I have made some of the best friends through CrossFit. It has truly changed my life!