USAW Level 1, CF L1 Trainer
Paragraph About Your Journey:
I played volleyball all through high school, tried out cross-country for a year and confirmed I was not a runner, but always considered myself a pretty athletic person. When I started college in 2012, I found myself not playing any more sports and took up aimlessly walking around the university gym as my “fitness fix.” I didn’t really have any goals and lost motivation easily. Wanting to get in better shape for my stock car racing, I found CrossFIt in October of 2015. I quickly fell in love with the Olympic lifts and competing.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Masters of Business Administration – Project Management Concentration
Louisiana State University – Shreveport
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USAW Level 1
My favorite movement is the snatch! My favorite WOD is anything with a heavy barbell.
Least Favorite Workout:
My least favorite workout is anything with double unders or thrusters, or even worse… them together.
Biggest Fitness Hurdle:
My toughest hurdle is NUTRITION. I am working on it and learning to like veggies, but also struggle at saying no to donuts. It’s easy to underestimate the value and importance of nutrition when considering your fitness goals; it’s a work in progress for me.
Things people may not know:
I race Super Late Model stock cars. I started racing go karts when I was 10 and it quickly became my life and evolved into racing full size cars. In 2015, I was the Super Late Model Track Champion at Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, WI. This made me the first (and still only) female to win a Super Late Model Championship in Wisconsin.
Dig a Bit Deeper:
After falling in love with fitness whether it was CrossFit or Weightlifting, I wanted to share that love and passion with others. I started shadowing at CrossFit Oshkosh in the fall of 2017 and in January of 2018 I started coaching and it’s been an amazing ride since. I am a firm believer in continuous growth and learning, coaching has allowed me to not only grow, but also help other do so and reach their goals. I am partial to Olympic weightlifting, so I am beyond excited to start and grow the Oshkosh Weightlifting Club and spread the love for the sport of weightlifting.