My CrossFit journey began in the summer of 2007 at CrossFit San Jose. After completing my first WOD with my husband, Markum, and needing his assistance to wash my hair…I was hooked! Markum and I found CrossFit Cherry Point during our time stationed in North Carolina. CFCP forever changed my life. During my time at Cherry Point, I competed in both individual and team competitions and was given the fortunate opportunity to receive my CrossFit Level 1 certification in the summer of 2010. I had the pleasure of training Marines, spouses of Marines, Civilians and Civilian Contractors aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. It was at CFCP that I discovered I have a true passion for helping others change their lives.
The amount of support, encouragement, confidence, knowledge and lifelong friendships that I have gained since starting CrossFit, is something I want to share and provide an opportunity for others to experience. It’s simply amazing!
I started Crossfit in 2012 in the back room of my kids’ gymnastics facility. It was something I was going to do a couple days a week to add some strength conditioning to my running routine. Within a few weeks I was hopelessly addicted. Crossfit has made me realize that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined, both inside and outside of the box.
In 2015, I received my Level 1 Trainer and Crossfit Kids certificates. When I decided to take this step, I had absolutely no idea why I was going or what I planned to do with them. Fortunately, nobody asked me those questions, because it has turned out to be one of the best things I have done. Turns out that watching other people continuously build confidence, gain new skills and hit new PRs is even better than doing it yourself! And, the Kids….don’t even get me started on the Kids!
I started really getting into fitness when I was about 17 and I weighed in at over 220 pounds. I was told I was mildly obese. This really changed my outlook on my health so I set out to lose that weight. During that summer, I was able to lose over 30 pounds, I wanted to keep it off so I did the Globo gym thing and noticed that it was not for me and needed something to keep me going. I started CrossFit in 2014, when my friend Ronald asked me to join him in a group workout. Unfortunately that workout was Diane, 21-15-9 of Deadlifts and Handstand Push-ups. Took me over 30 minutes and absolutely destroyed me, but I was hooked. About six months later I noticed that I was pretty good at this whole CrossFit thing and decided to obtain my Level One Certification in February of 2015 so I could use my knowledge to help others in the CrossFit community. I am very passionate about helping others through coaching, because I myself have been at the bottom and without the great trainers that helped me, I would not be where I am now.
I found CrossFit in the spring of 2013 while going to college. CrossFit has given me an incredible sense of self-power, self-control, and social support.
Growing up and still to this day I find myself to be highly competitive. CrossFit has allowed me to exercise on a competitive level with some impressive athletes. I favor the team competition atmosphere, but enjoy competing in the CrossFit Open every year. In 2014 I became a CrossFit trainer. Training athletes in multiple gyms around the state of Wyoming.
I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences with a concentration in nutrition and dietetics. My education in nutrition and passion for CrossFit could not complement each other better and I am always eager to share it with others.
On top of being a trainer, I am a real estate professional. Whether inside or outside the gym, my active lifestyle allows me to stay dynamic and energetic no matter what type of client I am serving.
I found CrossFit in 2013 after two kids and several years “off” from anything remotely athletic. I knew I wanted to look and feel better and wanted to try a more healthy sustainable approach then I had in the past. During my first workout I struggled to perform a sit-up and was sure this was all a terrible mistake but was energized by the challenge. Curiosity caught the cat as they say and over the next 10 days I attended 9 classes. I was hooked.
After a few years of focusing on more esthetic goals, I wanted to dive a little deeper. In 2015 I obtained my Level 1 certification with no real intention of training my peers. Over time, I realized I particularly liked encouraging people that have convinced themselves that CrossFit isn’t for them.
Often times finding an atmosphere, a scalable movement and time to fit their workout in presented obstacles for people’s success. Summer of 2018 in the baseball stands, the idea of CrossFit Light was born. Since then I found what I’m most passionate about, serving athletes that are a lot like I was and am. It’s my favorite part of the day.
I was introduced to CrossFit while I was deployed in Afghanistan in 2014. Our Platoon Leader would use it as a resource to build morale and to get some friendly competition going. Seeing physical improvements of not only myself but others in the platoon after doing a few months of minimal gear CrossFit workouts I was interested. After getting out of the Military and moving to Florida I found my first CrossFit gym and joined in on one of their Partner WODS for my first experience with an actual CrossFit WOD. I was partnered with an experienced athlete and to say I got my butt kicked would be an understatement, I was both humbled and motivated that day. I was determined to get better at every aspect of the sport from that day on and fell in love with the fact that the learning and improvement never stops.
I moved back to Cheyenne in 2017 and immediately found CrossFit Cheyenne and have been training here ever since. I got my Level One Certificate in hopes of helping soldiers train for the new physical fitness test and came across an awesome opportunity to join the training staff at CFC. I am happy to be a part of the team that has provided me with the support, encouragement, and knowledge to keep accomplishing my fitness goals and I look forward to expanding my knowledge and skills in this sport to help others accomplish their goals through training.