Credentials: CrossFit Level 1 Certification, Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a Minor in Special Education
Years of Fitness & Coaching: Coached Elementary, Middle School, and High School Basketball and Volleyball (2009-2017) Joinced Alaka’i CrossFit in January 2019 and never looked back.
Background & History in Sports Achievements: Started playing sports when I was 8 years old. Played soccer, basketball, and volleyball throughout middle-school and highschool. Went on to play D2 NCCAA Basketball (Point Guard) & Soccer (Midfielder) from 2005-2009. Senior year (2009), we made it to Nationals for Basketball.
Interesting Facts/Fun Facts: I’ve never broken a bone in my entire body, but I’ve blown out my knees 3 different times, 2 being the “terrible triad” (ACL, MCL, and Meniscus), and had reconstructive surgeries on both knees. After 3 babies, I currently suffer from diastasis recti, so my abs are split in half, but I stopped using that as an excuse when I committed to CrossFit back in January 2019.
Favorite Workout: 12 Days of Christmas
Why I love fitness & coaching: Sports has always been an integral part of my life. From the age of 8, I’ve always been a part of a team, or active in some way, shape, or form. After I had my first baby, I stepped away from fitness for about 8 years (pregnant, nursing, repeat 2 more times), and I lost my identity as a former athlete, felt weak, and “let myself go” physically. I’ve never been a healthy eater, so as I got older, the combination of slower metabolism and lack of exercise really caught up to me.
I love coaching, because it allows me to combine two of my favorite things: teaching and fitness! I get the opportunity to teach, train, correct, encourage, motivate, inspire, challenge, and celebrate the progress and little or big victories made with every single individual in my class!
I love fitness, because it’s you versus you! With CrossFit, you can literally watch yourself get stronger, every single day. Hitting PR’s is addicting. Challenging myself and pushing myself past my excuses and self-perceived limitations has allowed me to be where I am today. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve my community through health and fitness!