I started working out at Michiana Adventure BootCamp with Jim in July of 2007 with the intention of doing a four week bootcamp three times a week and calling it a good day! BOY WAS I WRONG…. I jumped feet first into this and have been loving it ever since. By October of 2007, Jim asked me if I would like to work for him and in December of that year I received my personal training certification.
I am now certified in the following areas:
CF Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
I have been doing CrossFit since July of 2007 and Coaching CrossFit since July of 2008 - There is no better feeling in the world than walking into a class full of people and guiding them through the steps of a workout. If I am having a “bad” day…the one thing that can get me moving is coaching a class.
I love working with all levels of people- and in my 6 years of coaching CrossFit:
I started a “Fit Club” at Schmucker Middle School.
I've coached the Penn Girls Rugby Team in fitness.
I've started up and coached outdoor fitness boot camps.
I've started up and coached at CFM's Corporate Boot Camps.
I currently coach boot camps for PHM Community Education program
– and my original true love is coaching at the gym.
I currently coach corporate boot camp for MoRyde in Elkhart, IN.
My advice to anyone looking into doing CrossFit is simple – ANYONE and EVERYONE can do CrossFit!
I used to be an “I can’t” girl, I used to say “but I’m not athletic”….there is NOTHING more wrong! I went from never working out a day in my life, never being in a gym, never being on a “team” to finding my passion here at CrossFit Michiana.
I currently compete in CrossFit competitions from partner throw downs to team competitions and individual competitions as well.
In 2015 I finished the Reebok CrossFit Open in 36th place in the world amongst women my age (45-49 age group)
This allowed me to compete in the 2015 Masters Qualifier - where the top 200 women in my age group try to get to that elite 20 that move on to the CrossFit Games Nationals - I moved from 36th place in the Open to finish the 2015 season in 32nd overall.
In 2016 I finished the Reebok CrossFit Open in 59th place in the world among women my age (45-49 age group) - I competed against 8,200 of my peers!
This again allowed me to compete in the 2016 Masters Qualifier - where the top 200 women in my age group try to get to that top 20 that move on to nationals - I moved from 59th place in the Open to finish the 2016 season in 38th overall. 18 spots short of my goal.
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