Coach, owner and physical therapist at Muscle Up Wellness & Recovery
CrossFit Level 1 certification, Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Planning on getting USPA powerlifting coach certification summer 2019
Soon after my husband and I moved to a new state where I found my home at CrossFit Intense as the head coach and opened up Muscle Up Physical Therapy. I was living the dream- helping active people recover and move well both in and out of the gym. While there I was introduced to the strength sports of powerlifting, strongman, and body building and have used all those learned concepts in both coaching and physical therapy.
Motivation & Passion
I love coaching because it allows me to feel like a part of a community. Being able to teach someone and seeing that “ah-ha!” moment, or that look of “I CAN do this” has been one of the more rewarding parts of coaching.
Some of my favorite coaching situations include:
Having someone practice an old movement they have done a million times, but then giving them a new cue that makes them move even better;
Seeing someone on the brink of giving up because they can’t do the written work out, but teaching them modifications they can do while still feeling accomplished;
Helping someone progress from a modification to a more difficult modification or the movement itself and setting a PR;
Seeing a “first” - first pull up, first push up off the box, first kick up to handstand- all are amazing!