My two daughters and two dogs.
I played street hockey as a kid, and field hockey growing up. I didn’t fall in love with athletics until I was an adult. As a mom I saw how important it was to take care of yourself- body and mind. I started with a typical gym, got bored, and tried CrossFit. From there I fell in love with the sport and anything that involved a barbell.
What Inspires Me:
As a coach, I thrive in helping people find their own power. Learning how to lift gives people the physical and mental strength they didn’t know they had.
On a more personal level - My daughters. I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve accomplished so that I can give them an opportunity to live happy, healthy lives. I think people in general are influenced the most by what they see day in and day out. I have to be proud of what I do every day, so my daughters have a strong role model to look up to.
I didn’t always love fitness- or even know about it. It wasn’t until I had 80+ pounds to lose that I valued a healthy lifestyle. After losing all that weight, I realized how much easier life gets. You don’t only become stronger physically, you become stronger mentally. I look forward to the “process” now of improving my fitness. My goal is to eventually compete again in Weightlifting.
Favorite Personal Quote:
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. “ –Carl Jung
Favorite WOD: DT!
Certifications: USA Weightlifting L2 (& USAW L1), CrossFit L1