I have always been a competitive athlete. In high school, I was captain of the varsity soccer and basketball teams. Then, I went on to play soccer at Albertus Magnus College. Through playing sports, I realized that I yearned to do something in a field that would allow me to be able to be active and help people to do the same. When I finished my final season at Albertus, my first thoughts were, “What am I going to do now that I am not involved with collegiate sports?” I needed to be involved in something that kept me active and in shape. I knew that my true passion was in health and fitness. I needed to find something that was going to be intense and push me as if I was still on a team.
Then, I began to hear about CrossFit. My sister, an athlete at CrossFit Milford, would come home everyday talking about her times in “WODs,” and how many rounds she did in “AMRAPs.” I wanted nothing to do with it; I thought she was crazy. Eventually, her passion won me over and I gave in. I thought that perhaps I could get used to this CrossFit thing and really like it. I found myself in the car on my way to CrossFit Milford for my first workout, terrified, because I knew how intense it was going to be. I literally had tears in my eyes, knowing that a “WOD” was waiting for me that had the potential to make me pass out or puke. Needless to say, I made it through my first workout, “Cindy,” and ended up loving the style of high intensity workouts CrossFit has to offer.
Becoming a CrossFitter is one of the best things I could have done for myself. It has given me a higher level of confidence and I’ve found something about which I am truly passionate. It has given me the drive to always want to be better and to push myself to a higher level.
CrossFit gives me the opportunity to do the same with our clients that walk in the door. Becoming a trainer has opened my eyes to the different levels of athletic capabilities and body image. I realized that being strong and healthy is more important than looking like someone on the cover of a magazine. Through CrossFit, I have also realized that it doesn’t matter if you’re seventy years old or fourteen, everyone has the capability to achieve elite fitness. I found that there’s no better feeling than seeing someone you have trained make huge strides in their fitness goals. Joining the coaching staff at Shoreline CrossFit has given me the opportunity to do what I love to do, and I am determined to share my passion for the sport of CrossFit with each and every client with which I work.
CrossFit Level I Certification
2010 North East Sectional 8th place
2010 North East Regional 12th place