How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Since 2013 – I started off with a Groupon to a local box, took a short hiatus when we initially moved out of Rochester, then realized I missed it terribly and have been involved ever since.
What drew you to CrossFit?
I can get bored pretty easily with work outs if I have no accountability, motivation, or purpose. CrossFit gave me all of those through an awesome community at every gym I was a member. I continue to use CrossFit as I train for powerlifting and body building when I need a change-up or a good cardio workout that isn’t 60 minutes on a machine.
Squat cleans, butterfly pull ups
Annie is my go-to when I don’t know what to do. The Chief is a fun challenge too.
I’m a physical therapist by day, graduated from Nazareth College in 2013. Since then I have been working in outpatient physical therapy, opening my own office in WV in 2016. I absolutely love figuring out how people move and why, and what I can do to help make the movements more efficient, stronger, and less painful. Throughout high school and college I played a ton of sports, focusing on field hockey in college. I spent a lot of my time in the weight room rehabbing from multiple surgeries, including ACL reconstructions and hip labral tear repairs, which is what eventually led me to trying out CrossFit. Since then I have been introduced to the sports of powerlifting, strongman, and body building. Now I continue to compete in team CrossFit competitions, powerlifting meets, and body building shows and use CrossFit to tie them all together and keep me from getting bored.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Graston Technique Certified
Emergency Medical Response certified
Through school I loved being a part of a couple kickball teams, then when we moved to Baltimore I was recruited to join a co-ed football team because my neighbor found me out running sprints in the parking lot with our then new puppy, Riggins. I absolutely love rec sports and would love to join another team if recruited!