Split Jerk: 210#
CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Certification
Active Life Assessment & Programming Specialist
200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
ICF Accredited Lumia Life Coach
TRX Level 1 & 2 Certified Trainer
TriggerPoint Level 1 & 2 Trainer
BS in Consumer Affairs.
I played sports since I was 6 years old. I was not gifted initially and had to work my butt off in sports. I played 4 sports in high school and then went on to play college volleyball at South Dakota State University, where I still hold the all-time kill record at 1,735. We were also the first team in school history to make it to the NCAA Division 1 Tournament. I also played professional volleyball in Kuusamo, Finland, and Benidorm, Spain, and coached Div 1 at Washington State before realizing fitness coaching was the type of coaching I wanted to help others with. During my professional career, I started thinking about my goals for the future. I realized how much weightlifting and conditioning helped raise my game to the next level and how much I loved to be in the gym, and I realized it was my calling to help others do the same – whether it was raising their game to the next level of fitness or the game of life and aging gracefully. I have been in the fitness industry since 2011 and am forever a lover of learning - always interested in the next certification to better assist my clients along their journey.
I had two turning points - one in high school and one in my senior year of college. In high school as a sophomore, I was still pretty raw when it comes to natural athletic ability and had to work my butt off to keep up in sports. At the end of that season, I turned a corner and my coach told me if I keep up the hard work I would have a chance at a college scholarship. We won State Volleyball my Junior and Senior years and I went to SD State on a full-ride scholarship. In my senior year of college, my boyfriend got in a serious accident causing a head injury and coma. He was in the hospital for a week and never came to. That was a turning point for me to be strong, realize that life is truly a gift, tomorrow is not promised, and that I have one life to be the best I can be for myself and for others. My boyfriend was remembered for his legacy of living life to the fullest and it constantly reminds me of the kind of legacy I want to leave when my time comes - give 100% in everything I put my effort into, give more than I take, use my gifts to help others as I do in fitness, love all, and be a good human!
My purpose for coaching is to help people to see their full potential - mind, body, & spirit. What we do in the gym positively impacts all areas of our lives outside of the gym and I truly care about each individual that walks through the doors at Badger. I am motivated to help people move well so that they can age gracefully and take the good quality form seriously - making sure I am helping people look and feel their best. I want them to know that CrossFit isn’t as scary and you don't have to be "in shape" to join. With the right coaching, you’ll find at Badger, we can help you get fit in a safe and effective manner, while also having fun doing it!