Kristie and her husband are two of the longest standing members of CrossFit 66. Her investment of time and energy in the 66 family has given her a great perspective on what it is like for others to take that first step in the doors.
Kristie came reluctantly her first time. Wanting to find a healthy outlet for the two of them her husband talked her in to coming. What did she find? A community of people looking to get stronger and healthier. Her hesitancy turned to excitement over the first months as she gained strength and confidence. As she became more involved her enjoyment turned into a desire to help others through the same stages she had been through.
As she discovered, being pushed out of comfort zones can be extremely beneficial to our lives. Becoming a coach has not only done that for her but has given her opportunity to help others increase their confidence which transfers to other areas of their lives. It is a great feeling to see yourself in a positive light.
Kristie looks forwards to continuing her journey in health and fitness while encouraging and serving others to do the same thing.
Chris has spent over a decade serving people in their pursuit of fitness and health. He has also invested over 20 years in equipping individuals to lead more balanced lives in general. His love of serving people expanded in 2008 when he and his wife began doing CrossFit and fell in love with the concept of coupling fitness with community.
This love has led to his study of human performance and health through multiple avenues. Chris has spent hours pursuing certifications through CrossFit, USA Weightlifting, and Opex Fitness, while also taking classes on nutrition, programming and life coaching. He holds both masters and doctoral degrees.
Chris believes that CrossFit creates opportunities for individuals of all ability levels to discover their potential while having fun with a community of people who are supportive and encouraging. These discoveries will transfer to their daily lives as they build confidence and feel better about themselves overall.
Chris also knows the demands of both the competitive CrossFit athlete and of the normal father/husband. He has competed as a top 200 CrossFit Masters athlete in the world while balancing responsibilities as the father of 5.
Kelly was not an athlete growing up. She worked out occasionally on her own but nothing consistent and no formal training.
After her first 2 children were born she was looking for a place to workout and spend some time with other adults.
She had a family friend that owned a CrossFit gym at the time, not knowing what CrossFit was, she went to her first class and has loved the encouraging environment ever since.
About a year later she became a coach. After 6 years at CrossFit 66, her gym has become part of her family and looks forward to meeting new people everyday.
Kelly now has certifications through CrossFit and USA weightlifting. She is a mother to 4 children, and has a degree in Elementary Education.