My background is primarily in swimming, but I have experience in rowing at the collegiate level as well as in long distance running and elite level triathlons following college. After having two kids, I needed something to help me stay in shape while also allow me to feel part of a team and I found CrossFit. I immediately loved that I could get in a great workout in a short period of time that was effective, efficient, and satisfying. CrossFit pushes me to find the drive I used to have back in my swimming days. It also brings a great sense of community and camaraderie that I loved about being a part of a team. Coaching was an easy transition, and I have been a CrossFit coach since October 2012.
I found boxing very challenging from the beginning because it worked my brain in different ways than any other sport has. The strategy and explosive movement connected with intricate footwork is fascinating and tests my abilities in new and exciting ways. I think it is an excellent addition to fitness in general because it adds much needed cardiovascular conditioning with fast-twitch work.
I discovered the Paleo diet through my CrossFit community. Thanks to eating Paleo, I shed the baby weight I gained with my two kids and feel like I am in better physical shape (both internally and externally) than I have ever been before.
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CrossFit Movement and Mobility
CrossFit Olympic and Lifting
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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas
The driving force behind opening the BBBC was the desire to combine my knowledge of boxing, CrossFit, kettlebells, Olympic lifting, personal training, and nutrition so that I could help people reach their fitness goals. I know what it’s like to go to a huge gym and feel lost and I know what it’s like to work hard and not reach a goal. I want to help you avoid the common pitfalls of training and I want you to get to your goals. You work hard in the gym and all of that effort should count for something. At the Ballard Barbell and Boxing Club the focus is on you, your goals and your results and I use all of my experience to tailor your workout to your needs.