Deadlift: 195 lbs
Progressing in gymnastics :)
CrossFit Level 1
Personal trainer (NASM)
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Logan University College of Chiropractic
I remember walking into my first CrossFit gym in Chicago on a Saturday morning and I was hooked up ever since. I played lacrosse in high school and roller derby post-grad. Injuries plagued me throughout both sports so when I started CrossFit and learned their philosophy I immediately knew I was in the right place. I love CrossFit for the functional movement focus and strength training. I apply everything that I do and learn every day. I also apply the ideas with my patients to help them through injuries and pain.
As a teenager, I was diagnosed with the polycystic ovarian syndrome. It was the explanation given to me as to why I was morbidly obese with a lot of other symptoms. I never took this diagnosis seriously as athletics and nutrition came and went in my life which would have been the best “medicine” for me. I thought I wasn’t doing too bad then one day an incredibly successful, well-respected chiropractor told me I wasn’t strong enough to be a chiropractor. My turning point: I never in my life wanted to prove someone wrong as much as I wanted to prove them wrong. I knew I needed to make life changes and better choices. CrossFit gave me the tools, the mentality, and the family to do so.
I coach so that I can learn. I am a big believer in “form over weight.” I want to ensure that you are doing the moves correctly to prevent injuries and if that requires breaking down the movement, then let’s do it together and figure it out. I want to serve those who were where I was. I know how hard it is to do new things, with new and different people. I want anyone who walks in through the gym doors to be given the right set of tools to accomplish their goals and the confidence to do so.