Crossfit Level 1
Attitude Nation Level 1
I am pretty sure that I had never lifted a barbell off the ground, curled a dumbbell, or thrusted any kind of weight over my head for that matter, before I started CrossFit over 7 years ago in Park City, UT. I had definitely run thousands of trail miles, climbed tons of rocky crags, hiked and skied mountains big and small, and kicked a million soccer balls, but no way could I do a pull-up, a handstand push-up (a what??), or press a measly 20lbs over my head! CrossFit legend, Chris Spealler trained me in my first little triplet of super light KB Swings, mini box jumps, and featherweight push presses. I had the very fortunate opportunity to train at his gym for the next 3 years.
I then followed my heart 4 years ago when I moved to Denver from Utah to be with my husband John. I quickly became pregnant and had my daughter Tessa, who is almost 3 years old now. Yep, I was one of those crazy pregnant ladies still WODing hard until the day I gave birth! But honestly, those workouts were the only thing that kept me sane and feeling good, and I fully attribute my quick and smooth labor & delivery to CrossFit. In October 2011, I became CrossFit Level 1 certified. A couple of years later in September 2013, I received my CrossFit Gymnastics certification. I started coaching at CrossFit Denver in 2011 and have been at CrossFit South Denver since 2012.