Years at Recursive: All of them! Plus a few years in our family’s garage gym
Years Coaching: 4 years
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, 1st Aid/ AED/ CPR Certified
Most inspiring CrossFit Games Athlete?
It might have to be Mallary O’Brien for me.
TV Show you watch over and over?
Bob’s Burgers & New Girl
Scariest movie you’ve seen?
I’m not a big scary movie person, but Dante’s Peak scarred me as a child
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
It’s more of a sandwich than a taco.
Least favorite CrossFit Movement?
Snatching and burpees
You’re going on a road trip and at the gas station you get to buy chips, candy, and a beverage. What do you choose for each?
Pita chips, Hershey’s Airdrops, and Nos
List your pets!
I’ve got 2 dogs, Edrick (the OG gym dog) and Gracie.
If you work outside of the gym, what do you do?
I am a senior at Georgetown University, majoring in Linguistics, minoring in Chinese, and studying pre-med.
CrossFit movement you have worked hardest on?
When and why did you start CrossFitting?
I started CrossFitting in my parents’ garage around age 10. Before that when my parents were starting CrossFit themselves, I went with them to gym parties and remember swinging on the rings. When they opened their own gym, I started taking group classes mostly to pass the time and got hooked.
Why did you initially choose Recursive as an athlete?
I don’t think my parents were going to pay for me to have a membership at a different gym.
Why did you decide to become a CrossFit Coach at Recursive?
I’ve been working out at Recursive since I was 11 years old. I grew up with this community and always knew I wanted to become a coach. For my 17th birthday, my parents took me to get my Level 1 and I’ve been coaching ever since.
What is your favorite thing about Recursive?
The community! While at school in DC and while abroad I’ve joined other gyms and I always miss the Recursive community. The people make Recursive what it is.
What is your favorite Recursive memory?
There are too many to choose from! Memorial day is always one of my favorites. Seeing athletes of every age and every ability getting together and suffering together through a sucky workout goes to show how great our community is.
What is one of your proudest Recursive Coaching moments?
I’ve seen a lot of amazing things from athletes while coaching, but my favorite part is always coming home from a semester at school and seeing just how much our athletes have grown. Especially for the Foundations athletes I coached before leaving, seeing their progress and acclimation to the community after months is such a heartwarming feeling.
How has Recursive changed your life?
Because of Recursive, I decided to pursue medicine. CrossFit has helped me realize my love for learning about the body, how it moves, and what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. I’ve gotten to experience this through coaching and hope to dive deeper by becoming a doctor.