I have never been more physically fit, physiologically healthy, and mentally strong as I am now with CrossFit.
I am ACSM certified for Personal Training, competed in the 2016 and 2017 Crossfit California Super Regional, have a B.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science with emphasis on therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation from Sacramento State. I am currently in my second year in the Sacramento State Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.
As a kid, I spent most of my time playing outside and participating in sports. No matter how much I begged, I never got video games or cable. I did not like it at the time, but now I am forever grateful for my time spent physically active. I eventually centered my focus on soccer, basketball, and swimming during high school, playing varsity for each and teaching both beginning and advanced swim lessons.
I traveled away for my first year of college to UC Berkeley for Mechanical Engineering. There I continued to swim for a club and started basic bodybuilding and powerlifting. I loved my time there but realized engineering, or at least the aspect of an eight-hour day in front of a computer, was not my life goal. I returned to Sacramento to pursue firefighting. I became a certified EMT, and in the process, needed somewhere to workout. I was tired of the typical 24-hour globo gym and there was no swim league nearby, so I tried Crossfit Envy.
It was one of the best decisions of my life.
Crossfit Envy gives amazing structure, progression, coaching, community, and competition to those who desire it. Arriving with a background of cardio, I was honestly pretty weak, but I could run fast and sometimes keep up with some of the more experienced members. Thriving on competition, it was exactly what I needed. I dove headfirst into learning correct and safe movement patterns. I kept coming back not only because of the great coaching and to improve, but because of the many friends I had already made. A couple years later, I started to help instruct a few classes. With great feedback, I began coaching. One year later, I qualified for my first California Super Regional, which is like Crossfit playoffs. My experience with Crossfit was a major factor in my return to schooling to pursue physical therapy.
Crossfit Envy is an amazingly sincere, genuine, and positive community that looks to keep its members healthy for their family and for themselves. Though Crossfit may not be for everyone, everyone is warmly welcomed, and that’s what I love about it.