I have always been a fairly active person, from backyard sports as a kid, to weightlifting, running, and fitness fads as an adult. And like many, I always fell into the trap of boredom and monotony, finding excuses to skip components I didn’t like, leading to ups and downs in my weight, especially as my career moved to an office position. Then, in October 2019, at the age of 43, I found CrossFit Crowned and haven’t looked back. I am fitter, stronger, and healthier than I have ever been. Witnessing how CrossFit has transformed people from all walks of life, across the spectrum of fitness levels, to better versions of themselves both in and out of the gym made me want to share my personal experience and development with others through coaching. That’s why I was excited when Crowned’s owner, Matt, approached me and asked if I would be interested in getting my Level 1 Trainer Certificate. In the fall of 2022, I received my CF-OL1 and began my coaching journey. Achieving my own personal PRs pales in comparison to watching athletes in my classes reach new milestones of their own!