My fitness journey started out when I was young. I was always active and played a lot of sports in high school. When I got to college, school took over, and I lost touch with my fitness. This was until my now wife introduced me to CrossFit. My first workout was Fran, and my wife beat me handily. Losing the workout wasn't fun, but the feeling I had from doing Fran was amazing. As soon as I returned home I immediately started at a local box. Working out in the community helped fuel my fire to coach other athletes. I received my Level 1 in October of 2014 and have found that I love celebrating my athletes PR's as much as my own. I look forward to working with all of Artisan's athletes to help them meet their fitness goals.
I began CrossFit while in physical therapy school, in the summer of 2013 after cheering on my dad in a competition. I knew after one day of sitting on the sidelines, I couldn’t go back to school without finding a box to plug in with. I have never been a fitness guru, but I have always loved challenging myself and am slightly competitive, so sets/reps in the gym wasn't intriguing enough to keep me going back. The way you can challenge yourself and the community you are surrounded by in CrossFit is unlike any other and a major reason my love for the sport continues to grow. CrossFit has taught me more about myself and has shown me just how strong I can be—in the gym and in life. I also enjoy incorporating my scholastic background and interest in biomechanics and human movement into my workouts and helping others to be better, more proficient athletes.
I am so excited to join the team at Artisan CrossFit as a CF-L1 trainer. I have always been a gym rat, started lifting with a friend, then tried boot camps and running half and full marathons. Then in May of 2015, my son talked me into trying CrossFit. I instantly fell in love with it. I am married to my high school sweetheart Steve, and a mother of two boys. My most exciting times are watching others meet their goals. I look forward to seeing many more goals reached.
Growing up, I was a very active person. I did gymnastics for 13 years. After gymnastics, I cheered through college. After I finished cheering, I tried to go to the gym to stay active but could never stay consistent due to the lack of community/support. I had never head about Crossfit until I watched the CrossFit games randomly on the TV. I was amazed at how the athletes were good in so many different things (including gymnastics movements). Since then, I always wanted to try it but never really got into it. Once Adam and I moved to Alabama, I thought it was the perfect time to get a fresh start and took the leap. After going through the foundations course, I was hooked! Not only has Artisan brought me to be the fittest I am to date, but it has also provided me the community I was missing and some of the greatest friends I could ever ask for. Becoming a coach here for Artisan has provided me to help individuals become the best version of themselves by challenging them and crushing their goals!
I have had a love for fitness for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I played sports that allowed me to be competitive and active. I come from a big family, so being competitive comes naturally to me, but so does community. I am studying nursing at Troy University with hopes of being a Nurse Practitioner. As studying the human body and how it functions, CrossFit was the perfect outlet for me to workout and learn what my body was capable of! I also decided to join a CrossFit gym because I gained the dreaded freshman15. Never did I think joining a CrossFit gym, particularly Artisan CrossFit would lend me to a community that would become my family. After coaching BodFit for a year, I got my CF-L1 in July of 2019. I have learned that being a coach is so much more than just cheering the athletes on. You are an encourager, a friend, and an advisor. Coaching has been one of my favorite aspects of CrossFit. The lord has been gracious to give me CrossFit as an outlet to be active and still compete. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you into our community!