AGE : 30
CERTIFICATIONS : 4

“HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN’T WORK HARD.” This adage is the crux of what has always drawn me to training and athletics.

Admittedly awkward on land in my youth, I took to the pool. Competitive swimming carried me through high school, college, and eventually to my first coaching job. In pursuit of a new athletic focus after my swimming career ended, I spent time training in a number of different disciplines (marathons, yoga, triathlons, bro lifting, group fitness, spinning, etc). But it wasn’t until I encountered the intensity, community, challenge and empowerment of CrossFit that I found something to fill the fitness and competition spaces in my life.

When I started CrossFit, I was a working as a full-time swim coach and I quickly starting to incorporate functional training into our dryland workouts. When I moved to Houston to teach high school English and coach swimming, CrossFit provided an instant community of like-minded athletes with whom I could connect. By the time I moved back to Austin, my training was important enough to me that finding a Box a top priority. I trained at RedSide for a year before joining the staff, and in that time I developed a deep love for the people and energy this space draws.

I am so grateful to be able to spend my days working with dedicated, disciplined, goal-oriented people. Working at RedSide and owning Muladhara Yoga is a truly a dream come true for me.
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Training Experience
Swimming
1994-2009
Yogi
Runner + Triathlete
CrossFit
Learn to Swim Instructor
competitive swim coach for age group, high school, club and Masters-level athletes
Homeschool PE teacher
CrossFit L1
Training Skills
  • Yoga Instructor 100 %
  • Crossfit Coach 100 %
  • Interpretive dance skills 90 %
  • Beyonce Fanatic 100 %

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

I've always had a passion for fitness. At a young age I worked my way through all of the different competitive sports:  swimming, basketball, volleyball, & track. As High School approached I narrowed my concentration to track, cross country, and swimming.  During high school I took a weightlifting class; this fueled my drive to want to lift heavy weights more which turned into workouts with the Football team during their off season. Once college came around all of the group sports stopped, but the weight training and running continued. My longing to be back on a team led me to Crossfit in 2012, which like anyone else, I immediately fell in love and the rest is history....   I love helping people build confidence in themselves, and seeing the spark that ignites when they  start to believe in themselves too. I personally get to witness this growth when coaching the 6 Week Challenge groups and the Little Operators (kiddos) that come through our door. Seeing other people's happiness and confidence grow reminds me of why I love what I do.

Favorite Quotes: "Be humble in victory, and gracious in defeat" "Last set is the best set"

xoxox

 
I have been working with young athletes for the last 11 years and representing South Africa for the last 17 years in a few sports . I started my weightlifting career at the age of 12 and it has opened many doors for me from sport to life as well as university. I am a qualified B-Psych Sport Psychology and mental skills coach , Weightlifting and CrossFit Coach . My passion is working with the youth and anyone wanting to better their Olympic weightlifting .  Guiding you into a program with good form and proper motivational  coaching .  I have been a 3 x world champion in karate and a CrossFit games athlete as well as an Olympic weightlifter competing internationally for the last 16 years . I have competed at 3 common wealth games , world champs and held the youth commonwealth record . I think I can safely say weight training is in my blood as I got the passion from my dad . He started me at an age of 12 in order to increase my speed and explosive power , I later on started coaching young athletes and teaching youngsters what I have learnt from years and years of coaching from some of the best international coaches in the world .
    Began my fitness journey over 15 years ago training neighborhood kids over the summers to prepare for sports. This evolved into a lifelong curiosity of all the challenges physically the body could endure. My curiosity took me into the Special Operations community to test my training habits and physical preparedness where I have spent the last 13years serving(current). This ultimately led me to the highly competitive sport of CrossFit. I now use this experience to help people physically but most importantly mentally to reach there goals.