-CrossFit Level 1
-CrossFit Olympic Lifting: 2x
-CrossFit Movement and Mobility
-Competitve gymnastic coach (10+ years)
-Bachelors Degree Physical Education
and Health and Wellness Promotion
-over 10 years experience coaching competitive
and recreational gymnastics
-7 + years in Fitness Management, Personal Training/Coaching
*spin instructor, bootcamp classes, corporate wellness programming
*Personal training for health, fitness and performance
*individual coaching and program design for endurance athletes
Sports I have competed in and enjoy...
gymnastics, swimming, water polo, running- (5ks, cross country, marathons), triathlon
Sports I have trained in, wish I was better, and want to continue to improve ...
triathalon, cycling, olympic lifting, and running distances under 3 miles!
I love CrossFit because it is a lifestyle of physical training that develops "strength" from head to toe and from the inside out. CrossFit empowers its followers in health, fitness, sport and most important life!
-Crossfit Level 1 (July 2011)
-Group Exercise Instructor
-Certified Personal Trainer
-Master of Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
-Spin Instructor for 2+ years
-Competitive gymnast for 7+ years
-Youth track coach for 4 years
Sports I competed in competitively for 4+ years include: volleyball, track (hurdles, 400 meters), and pole vaulting.
Areas I need to continue to work on are Olympic-lifting, running distances over 6 miles, and most of all, SWIMMING!!!!
CrossFit is the first physical activity since competitive sports that has truly challenged, motivated, and encouraged me to push myself beyond my own expectations. The sky is the limit!
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle
CrossFit Level 1 Certification: (July, 2011)
CrossFit Endurance Certification: (2011)
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certification (Feb 2012)
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification (attending March 2012)
I am so excited to be part of the Turlock Cross Fit Coaching staff! I enjoy working with people and love to see people realize what they can do when they put their mind to it! I have been training with Shannon Tate for 3 years and have seen huge improvements in my skill level. I have always been involved in sports and athletics in some way. I competed at the collegiate level as a 400 meter hurdler and have been a runner since high school (which seems like forever!) I have competed in ½ marathons, shorter distance road races as well as trail runs and triathalons. I have also been a competitive equestrienne, showing hunters and jumpers and playing polo for many years. I am passionate about fitness and am always willing to try a new sport. Cross fit provides the perfect avenue for accomplishing this as it is not sport specific training but designed to provide overall fitness improvement through constantly varied, high intensity workouts. I look forward to continued improvement in my Olympic lifting, strength and endurance and overall fitness as well as helping other to achieve the same!