INTRODUCING Bionic CrossFit
ABOUT Bionic CrossFit
I've been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years with the last 10 being dedicated to the CrossFit space. Each day is a new opportunity to challenge myself to be better than the day before and enhance the lives of those who come into Bionic CrossFit.
I believe in teaching and providing our members with the tools needed to approach life holistically as they work toward being the best version of themselves, physically and mentally. A strong body will only go so far without a strong healthy mind.
Along this journey, I’ve learned every day is not perfect and this provides us with regular opportunity for improvement. We will encounter bumps along the way, however being in a community like Bionic CrossFit allows us to learn and grow alongside like minded individuals who prioritize their health and wellness. I know if I can help each member become a little better than they were yesterday, not only do they reap the rewards of the hard work, but the people in their lives do as well.
I have spent many years training group classes of all ages and abilities levels, personal training, sport specific training, corporate wellness programs, and nutrition. When I’m not at work, I enjoy my time by raising my two awesome daughters, reading a good book, spending time outside around my property, and enjoying a good conversation with close friends while enjoying the occasional beer. As I get older I’ve realized I’ll never outrun “time”. I try make the best of each day by living in the present and surrounding myself with those who challenge me to be better.
I was born and raised in Rocky Hill, CT and currently reside in Marlborough, CT. In high school, I played junior hockey for the Springfield Pics and the Connecticut Wolves. During the off season, I played lacrosse for Xavier High School and would continue onto Division II lacrosse at Saint Anselm College.
The strong sense of community brought me to CrossFit. Bionic coaches and members are a team that works together in the pursuit of common fitness goals.In the spring of 2013, I pursued and completed the CrossFit Level 1 certification and have been coaching CrossFit ever since! Currently hold my CrossFit Level 2 certification. As a coach at Bionic, my goal is to provide knowledge and insight along with support to my athletes so they can achieve their individual goals. As a community we work together in a team like atmosphere to embrace the uncomfortable and strive for success.
When I am not at home with the family or at Bionic, you can find me at the rink or on the lacrosse field where I coach youth and high school players from around the area.
I could write a very long list of how CrossFit can and will change your life. However, as a therapist, it is important for me to capitalize on the ability CrossFit has to positively impact not only a person's physical fitness but their mental health as well. After joining CrossFit in 2017, I quickly recognized this unique connection and was hooked.
Upon finding Bionic CrossFit in 2021, I immersed myself in the supportive culture here and began training with an increasingly competitive mindset, naturally prompting me to want to learn about the CrossFit methodology on a deeper level. Being a Bionic CrossFit Coach affords me the platform to teach others about the mind-body connection, help them to love their bodies for what they can do, and promote physical health and mental wellness in a place where growth is encouraged, wins are celebrated, and community comes first.
I have been doing CrossFit since 2008 and enjoyed seeing the sport grow through the years. I have always had a passion for training and training others. As a collegiate athlete I continually trained for Lacrosse. In the Marine Corps I found that the harder I trained the better prepared I would be for what was to come.
Now I train because I love all aspects of CrossFit. From gymnastics to Olympic lifting, cardio on the machines and conditioning, or just an all-out slaughter fest of all of it. One word sums it up, AWESOME.
Coaching CrossFit gives me the opportunity to help others in their quest for greatness. I love seeing our members conquer a movement they didn’t think they could do or put up a weight they never thought was possible. It is rewarding to watch the athletes in our gym reach their goal and then set new ones.
In 2017 I found my self just at the border of 300 pounds. I realized that's it was time for me to make some changes. In November of that year after trying out every local "normal" gym, a friend suggested trying CrossFit. After some research and a few videos made me walk in to a local CrossFit gym.
Being the new person either at a job or a gym is always awkward, walking in to Crossfit has never been less awkward with how friendly the staff, coaches and the community is! Everyone with a smile to come greet you and make you feel like you were always a member and part of that special family that is created within those walls.
That immediately gave me a good feeling for what this will be about and since then never looked back!
I played sports all through high school and soccer in college but life comes to reality and just like that you are some pounds heavier and out of shape.
After just a few months I started seeing differences physically and most importantly mentally.
My CF-L1 trainer certification came purely because I wanted to learn more about CrossFit.
Overtime I saw my self helping and trying to give some advice to my fellow athletes so that’s when my coaching journey started.
I continued by pursuing my CF-L2 certification and I’m sure I’m not going to stop there.
Over time, CrossFit has made me stronger, faster, fitter, and more confident, both inside the gym and out. Now, i can’t imagine my life without it and this amazing community. My goal as a coach is to help every athlete in their pursuit of fitness, and i believe that the simplest things – developing good movement patterns, practicing basic techniques, and regular mobility – are the keys to success no matter what your goals are. Most importantly, i hope sharing CrossFit with others will positively impact their lives as much as it has for me.
I started CrossFit in 2017 to dig myself out of a mental and physical rut. As a former high-level soccer player & track athlete, not training for something was weird and discouraging. I dove head first into the workouts that CrossFit offered, and on days where I didn't feel up for it - the community held me accountable.
When I moved to Connecticut, I already had a relationship with Bionic, having dropped in most Saturdays for a few months. I felt welcomed here on day one and decided at that point that I would pursue my CFL1.
As a member and a coach at Bionic, I’m invested in our member’s success, their failures, and trying to help them achieve the best version of themselves that’s possible. Outside of my CrossFit class coaching duties, I offer running clinics when the weather is nice and try to encourage all of our members to get more time on their legs, as well de-load with some guided yoga after a particularly tough week.
When I’m not at the office or in the gym, you can most likely find me cosplaying as an amateur farmer in my yard, reliving my days as a chef in my kitchen, or making my neighbors very upset they live next to a musician with lots of instruments.
I am a full time employee at Bionic CrossFit which means I carry a lot of responsibilities. I greet each member as they walk in and I patiently wait for treats. I'm responsible for sitting on laps before the workout starts and for being supportive to the members when the workout is over.
My other duties include laying the in sun and taking long naps. I’m also responsible for babysitting when parents bring their children in. Sometimes I get excited and want to show off my athletic skills so I jump on the boxes or run outside, very fast. I started my employment at Bionic about 4 years ago after living in a rescue shelter. If I’m being honest, some days are long and I don’t always want to go to work, but my dad makes me by telling me everyone will miss me if I’m not there. Everyone tells me I’m very good at my job!
Book a Free Intro at Bionic CrossFit today. Chat with a coach to learn more about how we can help you reach your goals.