I started Crossfit in January of 2011. In November of 2015 I opened CrossFit Bayou Bluffs after moving to Vicksburg come from a background in dance. I started dancing at age 3 and continued through college dancing at the collegiate and competitive level. After graduating from college I had the typical gym membership, but seldom used it. In 2011 I decided to join Dustin for a CrossFit workout and haven't looked back.
Before starting Crossfit I had almost no upper body strength. A lifetime of dance doesn't really lend itself to developing those muscles. Just about the only thing I could do the first time I walked through the doors of a CrossFit gym was squat below parallel. I couldn't do a push up correctly, I certainly couldn't do a pull up and about the only weight I could pick up was the training bar. CrossFit has been one of the biggest challenges of my life. It not only pushes me physically, but mentally as well. I use to wonder when the whole CrossFit thing would get easier and I have found that it doesn't really. You become comfortable with the movements and understand what you are doing and it's at that point you decide to push your boundaries. Since starting CrossFit I have competed in several local competitions and have run a couple of half and full marathons through Crossfit endurance
Since beginning CrossFit I have become passionate about improving people's lives and showing that it is possible for anyone to take part in this sport. Coming from only a dance background I didn't begin CrossFit as an athletic person, but because of the way CrossFit is executed, everyone can do it. One great thing about CrossFit is that everything can be modified to your ability! We all need the same exercises. It's only the intensity that varies.
I love seeing my athletes accomplish their goals, make lifestyle changes, and watching them do things day in and day out they thought would never be possible.
In addition to coaching classes at CrossFit Bayou Bluffs I also offers personal programming, nutritional consults, and one on ones. I hold a Level 1 CrossFit Certificate.