Born on Long Island, NY. Raised on the soccer field. Moved to Colorado in 2019. Adjusted to the altitude in 2020.
I joined the CrossFit community in 2016 to help stay in shape and meet new people. I grew up playing team sports but my passion was always on the soccer field. I spent a lot of time training and competing with strong, disciplined athletes throughout high school and college and I was fortunate enough to play soccer at the NCAA level at Hofstra University. It was difficult to transition from a division 1 sport after graduation. I wasn’t used to working out alone or creating my own training program. When my husband decided to join a CrossFit gym, he encouraged me to do the same. I was nervous but excited to get back into a competitive group atmosphere. I quickly realized that CrossFit was the perfect intersection for fitness and community. There is something special about a group of people who take time out of their day to embrace the pain of a challenging workout.
There are a number of reasons I wanted to get involved with coaching CrossFit. The first is that everyone at the gym wants you to succeed. No matter your skillset or experience, all coaches and members genuinely want you to do well. The second, is that you can get a little bit better at this sport each day. When I first started CrossFit I barely understood how to clean the barbell. You don’t have to be great athlete to get started, you just have to be coachable and keep showing up. I am in the process of getting my L1 certification and I’m looking forward to helping others develop the confidence to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Outside of the gym I work as an HR professional and in my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, cooking and traveling with my husband, Brian and our dog, Abby.