I started doing CrossFit in 2011, following a conversation and a workout with a good friend, who had been training with the Marines. This was my first exposure to CrossFit, and looking back now, I had no idea how this conversation would positively impact my life and the lives of many people around me.
After joining a CrossFit Box and then getting my CF Level 1 Certification, I was hooked. I knew I wanted to someday open my own CrossFit affiliate and share my knowledge and experience.
Now my passion in life is to share my enthusiasm for a healthy and fulfilling life with as many people as possible!
My passion for fitness came shortly after graduating college. I was your typical gym-goer spending easily 2-3 hours there 4-5x a week. Did I see results? No. Did I know what I was doing? No. I needed a change, so a family friend finally got me into CrossFit in 2013. I was skeptical but immediately fell in love and never looked back. In more ways than one.
I never found something I enjoyed more than heading to CrossFit class!
Then I met my husband, and it became something we could do together. Take that a step further and add in his dream for opening up an affiliate of his own. An opportunity to share what I experienced with others? Count me in! I decided I wanted to be a CrossFit Coach & share whatever I know with everyone.
My goal is to help educate as many people as I can to be healthy, disease free & live a long, happy life! Since having my son in April 2019, my newest goal is to help educate Moms to be, New-Moms & Moms through their fitness journey during pregnancy as well as postpartum.
I have been into fitness my whole life whether it was playing soccer, football or wrestling as well as lifting weights. I got in to CrossFit after hearing about it from a friend of mine and once I tried it I was hooked. It has gotten me back in shape and I feel faster, stronger and more flexible than I have in a long time. I feel like being a coach is not just someone who writes the workout on a board or cheers people or is just there to keep time. A coach has to be able to explain the How and Why something is done a certain way and motivate the athlete to WANT to do their best, not just go through the motions to get it over with and move on. The athletes should be looking forward to coming to a class to learn new things or perfect things they have been doing already and not just showing up because they feel they have to.
At CFP, I strive to make athletes want to come back again and again because the class was informative and fun at the same time. This is when I feel accomplished as a coach.
I moved to the Pawling area in 2016 with my family. That fall I ran the New York City Marathon for the 2nd time. While I loved running, I wanted a more inclusive fitness and also somewhere I could go where I could meet members of the community around me and have some fun. A neighbor and friend up the street referred me to CrossFit Pawling and I started working out there. I felt like I discovered a whole new world. There was so much to learn, so much to do!
I marveled at the many movements programmed differently each day, and the results that the program had obviously achieved in the athletes around me. I loved the coaches and athletes that made up the CrossFit Pawling Community. In just a few short years, I have found the journey to be the most rewarding exercise I have ever engaged in, and the friendships to be authentic. I am thrilled to be coaching and giving back to a community I love, sharing a passion that continues to grow in me every day.
Watching one football practice in 3rd grade was all it took for me, I was hooked. As a high school & college football player I developed a tremendous passion for training & sports. Soon after college graduation I found that there was not much offered out there that compared to team sports like football. I began to train as a triathlete & competed in both biathlons & triathlons locally. Around 2012 CrossFit was introduced to me by a former boss, & we gave it a shot together. Instantly that feeling came back! I have coached at the youth level as well as the high school varsity level locally for over a decade & strive to make our younger generation move & feel better. I love to blend sport specific training with CrossFit methodology. I am a lifelong learner that will always work to make my training sessions better & of the utmost quality.
Throughout my youth, I enjoyed playing any & all sports that I could be a part of. I loved pushing myself physically & mentally as I faced the never ending battle of being better. In college, I went through the motions at our school gym, lifting this & that trying to build some muscle, spending a couple minutes on the treadmill thinking I was doing myself justice. When I graduated in 2018 I moved to Pawling from my home in NH & continued to workout at the standard gym, again going through all the same motions that I did in college. I quickly got bored & even worse started to feel that my body just would not or could not move the way it should. I felt a tweak here & there, never really feeling quite right. It wasn’t until a friend of mine finally convinced me to join CrossFit Pawling. I found that drive again, & my body slowly but surely started to feel even better than it did in college! Having fallen in love with fitness again, I decided to get my certification in Personal Training. It wasn’t long before Keith noticed my interest & asked me to join the team. After a year I decided to get my CrossFit Level 1 Certification & the rest in history. Since starting my coaching journey here I have learned so much about myself, the art of fitness, & people. I strive to continue learning in hopes of guiding people to reach their goals & continue bettering themselves!
From an early age I’ve always enjoyed physical activity. Whether it was playing baseball for my school or running around the neighborhood playing pickup games of any sport. After graduating high school I always knew I wanted a job helping others. I was lucky enough to find that through health & fitness. I started coaching CrossFit in 2013 and have worked with many great people along the way. As well as helping them become the best version of themselves they have helped me do the same. I fell in love with CrossFit for many reasons. One of them being, it not only helps you become a better athlete in the gym but it transfers over into everyday life as well.