I have grown up in an active lifestyle. Since 5th grade I participated in many sports to include volleyball, softball, basketball, cheerleading and running.. After graduating high school I joined a gym and would run to stay in shape. Being active has always been a priority to me. I was first introduced to CrossFit through a friend of mine and honestly the timing could not have been better. My “running” was beginning to bore me, I didn’t have the time to continue to train for anything longer than a marathon and I needed something that fit into our family’s busy lifestyle. What could be better? CrossFit was perfect, it had all the elements I was looking for versatility, overall body workout, building upper body strength, never boring (constantly varied) and it all fit within a one-hour timeframe! The workouts have made me stronger than I ever thought possible, they allow me to push myself in ways I didn’t know I could and I have more stamina and strength when doing everyday tasks and chores.
After being at crossfit for almost 3 years I decided that I wanted to become a CrossFit Coach and get my CrossFit Level 1 Certification. In May of 2016, I went over to Columbus, OH and took the certification class and test and have been blessed to be coaching ever since. It is my passion to share my knowledge of CrossFit with everyone that walks through the door. It pushes you and grows you in ways you never knew were possible. I want to share that gift with others and help them to realize their potential and attain goals they have set out for themselves.
The Praus house has become so much more than just a place to work out. I have built relationships and community here and will forever be grateful to Shane and Amanda Burge for being courageous enough to take the steps needed to open the doors at CrossFit Praus. The members at “The Praus House” have become family and have helped me to grow and develop in ways I never knew I needed. I am grateful to have been blessed with such an amazing community and “family” to surround me and support me.