Founder and CF-L2 Coach
I grew up in my family’s gymnastics school, Eastside Gymnastics, in Rochester, NY. Training, competing and then assistant coaching from age 6-17. I was 10 years old when the Karate Kid came out and was inspired to take an 8-week Karate class at our local rec-center. I loved it, but my parents told me I would have had to give up gymnastics or soccer (my other sport) to continue. It was a hard choice and a valuable life lesson for me on investing the limited resources of time and money. I put my Karate career on hold until I was a freshmen at Syracuse University and have been training and teaching Martial Arts ever since.
My CrossFit journey began in February of 2008, with Craig Cooper at NW CrossFit in Seattle, WA. In May of 2008 Craig left to open his own gym, Urban CrossFit and I followed him there. I had a son in October of 2009 and after a short break, returned to Urban CrossFit to resume training and prepare for my Level 1 certification in February 2010. In February 2010, I both completed my Level 1 certification.
My goal is for you to love taking class so much that it doesn’t feel like work. I teach classes that are energetic, challenging, inspiring and most of all, fun. If you leave the mat with a huge smile on your face I know I’ve done my job
Position: CF-L1 Coach and Manager
CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, Crossfit Kids Certification, Crossfit Kettlebell Certification
Certified Alpha Kickboxing Instructor
Chan Yellow Sash, Chaisai Muay Thai
First Aid and CPR Certified, Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College
Other Styles / Interests:
Kickboxing, Kenpo, Yoga and Pilates
“You can never be great at anything unless you love it.” – Maya Angelou
I believe that health and wellness is one of the worthiest pursuits in life, but also the hardest. And I believe everyone deserves the chance and support to figure out what that looks like for them. That’s why I’m a coach. I desire to see people discovering fun, new, community building ways to improve their health through fitness. And I get to see this happening every time I teach class!
Position: CF-L1 Coach, Co-Manager, Corrective Exercise Specialist
CrossFit L-1 Trainer Certification
National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist (2018).
CrossFit Kids certification (2017) and CrossFit Kettlebell Certification (2018). Cardio Kickboxing Instructor at the University of Washington (2014)
Self- Defense Seminar Head Instructor and Manager (2014-Present)
Bachelors of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington (2016)
Krav Maga Club Instructor at Alpha Martial Arts (2013)
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor at Alpha Martial Arts (2016)-Present
Health Coach – Emory University (In Progress)
Other Styles / Interests:
Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, sea kayaking, and watching Disney/Pixar movies.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”-Philo-
COACH WILL AND COACH KATE
USAW L1 Sports Performance Coaches