I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 years and specialize in Diabetes Education. I am passionate about healthy living and fitness. I was introduced to Crossfit in 2013 at Crossfit Crazyhouse and I instantly fell in love with the sport of Crossfit. After training consistently for 3 years at Crazyhouse, I was inspired to become a Level 1 Trainer. I love coaching for many reasons, but one reason that stands out the most is the joy I find in sharing my passion for Crossfit and overall healthy living with our athletes at Crazyhouse. Additionally, seeing people of all ages and levels being able to participate and benefit from Crossfit training is another reason why I love Crossfit. Crossfit has challenged me to be the best me I can be in every aspect of my life. Not only in the gym but professionally and personally as well.
I am happily married to my husband Rick, who is also a Crossfit athlete. Rick and I Crossfit together 5 days a week. We have 6 children, all who play competitive sports including; volleyball, wrestling, and football. My kids all Crossfit in their offseason to further enhance their athletic skills.
I’ve been a “gym rat” since the age of 15 but finally saw the light with functional fitness after my first Crossfit workout in 2013.
What I love about Crossfit: There’s always ways to get better or improve and what you put in is what you get out of it. I love the mental challenge of grinding through difficult workouts also.
Why I love to coach: I enjoy seeing athletes reach their goals. Whether its their first muscle up or first box jump, the hard work, determination, and persistence i see in our athletes is very motivating and satisfying to be a part of.
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When I was younger I was very active in sports and training. Throughout the years, that went away because I was bored with the typically Gym sessions I was doing. I found Crossfit in 2012, and was always too shy to join. My husband and I joined together in 2015 after learning about a local Crossfit Box from our Group X Trainer. We joined the first day of attending and never looked back. Crossfit helped me with my mental health, and my physical health through two pregnancies. There truly is a Crossfit Level for everyone, and that is why I became a Level 1 trainer in 2017. I want to show everyone that Crossfit is for them, and it can change their lives. In 2017 I became a Crossfit Kids Trainer and it showed me how Crossfit is special and life changing for all ages. In 2018 I was ready to take my Weightlifting knowledge to the next level and I spent the weekend learning from the Burgener’s. I know my education will never be over and I am learning new things all the time for my athletes and for myself.
I found Crossfit in September of 2012, my mother in law had recently passed away from Cancer and it was a very difficult time in my family lives! I was out of shape! A busy mom of three young boys who played sports year-round, working shift work full time and just not in a happy place in my life!
I played sports growing up, I’ve always been competitive, pretty much a “Tom Boy” but never had a clue on how to “live” a “fit” life!
I fell in love with CrossFit because it helped me with my grieving process. Crossfit pushed me like nothing else had before and it made me feel so horrible but great at the same time! I was hooked!
What I can offer the athletes is my dedication to their success and bringing their inner Beast out!!! I know what Crossfit has done for me! I would love for someone else to experience the same!
I was a Juvenile Corrections Officer for 16 years for the Probation Department and now as a Deputy Probation Officer, Crossfit is so important in my Career! Officer Safety is number one so being physical fit is vital.
I want to tell you a little bit about my history, and why I believe that each of us has it in us too be successful. I played sports my entire life, and in high school my passion became softball. Then during my sophomore year, my priorities shifted. After that, I went to random gym’s for sometime, yet I never found the drive I was craving, or the drive too excel. Then my best friends told me about CrossFit. I felt unprepared, I didn’t really know what was CrossFit was; yet after hesitating for a long time, one day I finally decided to join and I loved it! This is a safe place for anyone looking to become better. Crazyhouse has surpassed all of my expectations and has become my family!
I currently work full-time at CSUB as the Director of Housing Residence Life.I started CF because I was 8 sizes larger and 30 lbs heavier and facing a health crisis. I’m in love with the body and its capacity to heal itself and make us well. I’m in love with how movement promotes health and longevity.My favorite thing about being a coach is seeing people surprise themselves and explore territory within themselves mentally. physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a way, they’ve never done before. That exploration leads to me being able to witness them unfold and their overall quality of life improves in so many ways. I consider it a privilege to serve Crazyhouse athletes and their families. this work is my passion and my joy!
My introduction into fitness consisted of working out 2 times a week at a CSUB Group Exercise class. My wife and I checked out Crazyhouse during spring break when there were no CSUB classes. We never went back to the Group X class and dove in head-first into everything Crossfit! After learning so much about my own movement, I wanted to learn as much as I could on how to help others move better.I became a Level 1 Trainer in November 2015 and started my Career with Crazyhouse coaching group classes. I now assess and teach new athletes the foundations of the baseline movements that make up Crossfit. In October 2018 I spent the weekend at a Crossfit Weightlifting Certification to expand on my knowledge of Olympic Lifting. I am always looking to expand my knowledge of fitness and movement to help our members move better, become stronger and live happier healthier lives.
I have been a student of health for over 10 years. The capability and potential of the human mind and body intrigue me to say the least. After I was introduced to weightlifting in 2008 I continued down the rabbit hole beginning with pursuing a personal training career with ISSA and found an undying curiosity about the complexities and intricacies of health and fitness which eventually led me to CrossFit. Through CrossFit, I was introduced to an arsenal of practical tools to help all people at all levels. I have learned how to meet people where they are no matter where they are in their health journey. After applying and observing the CrossFit methodologies to a diverse population and witnessing the profound results firsthand I cannot ignore the exquisite benefits of high-intensity training combined with resistance training. It is my firm belief that we are not only helping people transform their mind and their bodies aesthetics. We are providing a quality of life that is unparalleled by any other fitness program as well as preserving it.