Level 2 CrossFit Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Weightlifting
Crossfit literally saved my life and I was lucky to have walked into the doors of my first crossfit box in March of 2013. I’d always been an active person and enjoyed sports, especially running. I had never weight lifted in my life and was an avid long distance runner when I was first introduced to crossfit. I immediately fell in love with the sport of fitness and never looked back. I quit running 9-10 miles a day and jumped right into crossfit 6 days a week. I was obsessed with being skinny and the number on the scale. Crossfit introduced me to a whole new idea of ‘beauty’ when it came to body image and I no longer wanted to be skinny, I wanted to be strong. I enjoyed the challenge of Olympic lifting, even though my long limbs and tall frame are not an advantage in the sport. I trained with an Olympic weightlifting coach and competed in my first Oly weightlifting competition in July of 2016. I made all of my lifts and pushed myself into doing things I never thought I could.
After changing jobs, I was forced to leave my old box and join Crossfit 419. It was so hard to leave my old gym family and try to create a new one. I was welcomed with open arms to 419 and I can’t say enough how friendly everyone was. I fit right in with the 5:30 am crazies and I am so glad to have found the comradery that the group has. I spent quite a bit of my time at the gym helping people with form and advice on Oly lifts. I loved the process of teaching someone and the light bulb moments when they put the pieces together. Other’s success brought me more joy than my own. That's when I knew I had to get my CFL-1.
In my free time besides crossfit and running, I enjoy being outdoors, especially hunting and will never tire of ‘buck fever’ each fall. I have a wonderful supportive husband, Thor, two dogs and two cats. We also breed, show, and hunt english red ticks. I try to help my parents out as much as possible on their 600 acre dairy farm in Loudonville, where I grew up. I love animals, hence my job as a registered veterinary technician and instructor for the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center’s Animal and Veterinary Science program.