Crossfit South Bend Owner
Began Crossfit in 2007
Affiliated in 2008
Opened Gym in May 2009
CF Level 2 Coach
OPEX CCP Level 1 Coach
CFSB Kids and Teens Coach
4 Years of FireFighter/EMS Experience
4 Years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Competed in Ultra running events, Highland games events, Powerlifting Competitions, Olympic Weightlifting competitions, CrossFit competitions. Has had athletes compete in the games and regionals.
Crossfit South Bend Owner
Crossfit Football Seminar Assistant Coach
Started Crossfit in 2007 when one of my rugby teammates suggested that I try this thing called Crossfit out. Did my first workout and haven’t ever looked back.
Crossfit Coach since 2008
Crossfit Level 2 Coach
Crossfit Football Assistant Coach since beginning of 2014
High School Rugby coach since 2008
Handles CFSB Accounts/Billing
CrossFit Masters Regionals Competitor
USA Sports Performance in Olympic Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Football Trainer Certification
Head Kids and Teens Coach at CrossFit South Bend
I started CrossFit in August of 2009 and did the Baseline for my first WOD. I could not do pull ups without the band, but I knew this was for me and I was out to tackle any movement CF threw in front of me. I worked diligently to be able to a pull up with out the band and did so within a months time. The first workout I did with unassisted pull ups was Helen, with a time of 15 mins. Since my time at CFSB I now can do Helen in a little over 9 mins. That is progress and that is what we offer here at CFSB and why I love coaching so much.
I received my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate in July 2012 and have been coaching since. I gladly enjoy when our members come to me and ask for help on skill work.
My favorite lifts are Cleans, Clean and Jerks, and Back Squats. I love a challenge, EXCEPT Wall Balls. I despise those!!!!
My most memorable moment was getting the muscle up August 12, 2010.
I am a wife and mom of 3 children. You may see my son AJ with me a lot because he loves it here too. I was a former cheerleader for 8 years and coach for 5. So yes I tend to have a bubbly personality and enjoy talking and getting to know everyone 🙂
Crossfit South Bend Head Nutrition Coach and Fundamentals Coach
Started woking out at Crossfit South Bend in September 2010
Education and Background
Crossfit Coach at Crossfit South Bend since 2011
Crossfit Level 2 Coach
PhD in Philosophy from Notre Dame
Started CrossFit December 2009
Started Coaching March 2014
CF Level 1: March 2011
CF Football: June 2014
Played Ultimate Frisbee for various club teams since 1998 – 2013.
U.S. Juniors Nationals Men’s team in 2000 – 3rd place finish.
Qualified for U.S.A. Club Nationals 2011 – 2013.
Following CF Football since June 2013. I love the programming – hard, heavy, fast. Coaching is very rewarding for me. I get very excited seeing our members improve, mastering new movements and hitting new PRs.
I began Crossfit in April 2013 after years of doing high intensity interval training. A few years ago I was looking into some different HIIT and I found Crossfit. I started doing WODs from the main site with my crew at the fire department. One of my fellow firefighters suggested I try his gym, Crossfit South Bend. I was hesitant at first but he was persistent for months and finally brought me in for a Bring a Friend Day. After meeting the coaching staff and participating in my first WOD I was hooked.
Crossfit Level 1
American Council of Fitness
10 years as a Firefighter
10 years as a Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
I started CrossFit in March of 2011 by going through OnRamp with Carl. Once I was done with that, I started training using CrossFit Football. I love strength training & really enjoy the power lifts the most (i.e. back squats, shoulder press, bench press & deadlift). My most favorite lift is the deadlift. I also enjoy prowler pushes/ farmer’s walks as well as strict pull ups.
In June of 2013, I attended my first CrossFit Football seminar and became certified. I don’t have my Level 1 yet but it’s on my bucket list.
As the “Joy Girl” at CFSB, I’ll be handling the answering of general inquiry emails as well as various tasks related to memberships. Outside of CFSB, I work as the Development & Membership Coordinator at the Center for History in South Bend.
Fun fact: I have a slight obsession with the TV Show “Friends” and have a “Friends” SceneIt game that I will gladly beat anyone at 😉
Social Media/Marketing for CrossFit South Bend.
Joined CrossFit South Bend in September, 2011 through the Accelerated Fundamentals and have been coming back ever since. Would encourage anyone even the least bit interested in CrossFit to take part in the on ramp classes or schedule an introduction.
As a freelance writer covering CrossFit events, athletes and gyms for CrossFit HQ and Again Faster, I’ve visited gyms in several states and CrossFit South Bend is a rare one – with exceptional coaching, a strong, genuine community – you’ll find a place that will change your outlook on fitness and odds are, you’ll want to keep coming back too.
Currently a freelance journalist; account supervisor – corporate communications and media strategy for Ketchum Inc.
Lvl 1 Coach at CrossFit South Bend
Crossfit Football Specialty Certificate.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Notre Dame Undergrad, Finance
Introduced to Crossfit during High school as a way to better myself for sport. Not long after I discovered how I could use Crossfit to not only better myself for sport but to better prepare myself to live a full life.
Not long after arriving on campus at Notre Dame, I was introduced to Crossfit South Bend and have loved every minute since. I have had the opportunity to develop as a weightlifter, crossfitter, and overall athlete under some of the best coaching available. I am thrilled to do my best to past that on.