Deadlift: 180 lbs
Squat clean: 125 lbs
1.5 mile run: 15 minutes
Backsquat: 175 lbs
Frontsquat: 145 lbs
Clean and Jerk: 125 lbs
Crossfit Level 1 Certification,
Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science,
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at MUSC
I've always been active since I was little. Starting in youth swim-team, to basketball, competitive cheerleading, and now Crossfit. Regardless of how active I was, there were some parts of my lifestyle that didn't mesh well. I got into a habit of over-exercising and undereating during my high school years. Crossfit has helped me realize how to better support my athletic ability through eating enough, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. A sports injury lead me to my passion for physical therapy, but my passion for exercise and overall health has been cultivated through my experiences in sports and the people I've met through them. I want to be the coach that I didn't have when I was younger and support members through in-depth information on healthy movement patterns and habits to support athletic development.
I struggled with body image a lot growing up. I was taller and weighed more than a lot of other kids early on, so I resolved to make myself small. I ate less, worked out more. Fit into the tiniest skinny jeans. My dad started a Crossfit gym in 2013. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get a workout in whenever I wanted. I worked out every single day. Cheer practice every other day. Still continued to eat less. Then I noticed a problem. I kept coming in last. Things that came so easy to other people were so difficult for me. I couldn't keep up or lift very much. So one day, I ate a bagel before a class. I didn't mean to, but I did. The workout was so much easier. So I started eating before workouts. That cycle continued until I started eating more everywhere else too. At some point in the middle, I'm not sure when, getting stronger and faster started to become more important than being small. The stronger I got, the better I felt and the more confident I became. My motivations changed. As I continue on the fitness journey, I still want to become stronger and faster, but I also want to make sure I can do this for a long time, and I want to help other people do the same.
My purpose for coaching is to give people a resource for healthy movement and living that I didn't have. I love working with all age groups because any time is a good time to start forming healthy movement patterns and supporting your body.