I have always been into health & fitness- I was a competitive swimmer in my youth, and am an avid distance runner as an adult having a few marathons & Ultra Trail races under my belt. I always felt that I was in great aerobic shape, but realized as I was getting older that I was losing more & more muscular strength.
A friend convinced me to give CrossFit a try, so in 2014 I started at CrossFit Lifeforce via a Groupon. To say I was hooked from Day #1 is an understatement! I love the sense of camaraderie & encouragement fostered here and have found so many great friends along the way. The other coaches really inspired me to accomplish things I never thought I could do…I had never been able to climb a rope before, but after about 6 months I accomplished that simple goal! It’s not pretty or fast, but I can get to the top!
I completed my Level 1 Coach Training in January 2017 because I wanted to be a part of helping other athletes on their journey to fun & fitness. As a Critical Care RN of more than 30 years I see this as an extension of promoting good health for long life. There is nothing like seeing the joy on someone’s face when they accomplish something they thought was impossible!