I was always active growing up, but being on the Provincial Swim Team (yes, I’m Canadian) was really when I found my love for fitness. This experience through elementary, middle and high school also provided me the opportunity for a college scholarship. I begin my first coaching role in high school, with some of the younger swimmers who were just starting out. Being part of a team, working with a coach and competing helped build me as an athlete and taught me many skills I’ve carried with me since. Work ethic, determination, teamwork, competitive drive and being goal oriented help not only as an athlete but when coaching others. Seeing people reach their potential while also having fun is key!
After college, my career became my main focus which unfortunately meant being active wasn't as big of a priority. I knew something needed to change... I needed to find a new passion. I tried running, lifting weights, zoomba classes, at home workout videos....you name it, and then I watched a youtube video of Camille Leblanc-Bazinet winning the 2014 Crossfit Games. That was my AHA moment!<br /> I joined Crossfit Exile in January of 2015, starting with bootcamp classes then did the onramp training and by the time I took my first Crossfit class I knew I had found it. Not long after, I took my Crossfit Level 1 Trainer certification and have continued to build my knowledge of the sport and focus more on nutrition and lifestyle as a whole.
I love to see people better themselves, whether it be through building daily habits or learning a new skill. The look of accomplishment and excitement on someone’s face when something just “clicks” or they push past a plateau is so rewarding.