I never expected to be a full time coach and gym owner at 36. A decade ago, my life included teaching high school English, coaching the girls’ soccer team, surviving on Lean Cuisine’s and futilely trying to continue a college student lifestyle on the weekends. Thankfully, at age 30 I walked into my first Crossfit gym, and it literally changed my life personally and professionally. I learned the true potential of the human body, HONEST nutrition, and the value of a strong, supportive, and diverse community. A little over 8 months into my own Crossfit journey I completed my Level 1, started coaching, and never looked back. Crossfit showed me how I may best serve others through coaching and helped me uncover the physique that I had always possessed. Six years later, I am still hooked and still very much enjoying my journey!
It is extremely important for me to share my story with others, and do my part to change our society’s perceptions of what life at a certain age looks and feels like. I feel it is my purpose to guide others to a life filled with confidence, strength, and health that will allow them to really LIVE for many years. My goal with The House is to provide a welcoming atmosphere and the best possible coaching for individuals of all ages and starting activity levels. Personally, I feel as though I have only begun to tap into my potential, and I continue to work on becoming a stronger and more competitive athlete than I ever was in my 20s. When not in the gym training or coaching, you can find my furbaby, Rosa, and I at Sunrise Park, or out enjoying all that Charleston has to offer!