DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS AN ATHLETE
I am driven, strategic, and tad bit competitive. I’ve been an athlete since the age of 5. My skill level has varied -- especially in my early years -- but I have always had a love for sports, an active lifestyle and healthy competition. Growing up I played competitive volleyball which translated into a spot on the Western Volleyball Varsity roster. When I wasn’t on the court in the summer months, you could find me in the sand every weekend competing against some of the top volleyball players in the country. In 2013, I was working long days at a desk job and hadn’t been an “athlete” for a while. A friend introduced me to CrossFit and I haven’t looked back. This sport has changed my life and impacted me in so many positive ways.
WHAT CAN MEMBERS EXPECT IN YOUR CLASS / coaching style
My motto in the gym is “it’s about progress, not perfection.” Every time an athlete comes into the gym, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow – perfection does not exist. My goal as a coach is to have everyone leave class with a new cue or experience to build on their individual fitness foundation and become a better athlete.
THE GREATEST LESSON YOU'VE LEARNED IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY.
Listen to your body. Push yourself, but pay attention to how you’re responding to your training. One day off here and there isn’t going to make or break your progress or mean you won’t hit your goals. Often times, taking a recovery day or getting treatment is what you need to come back stronger for your next session.