Brandi Guthke

Brandi discovered CrossFit in 2009. She has been a native to the area her whole life and found a small group who had recently began CrossFit in her area. This type of training was unheard of at this time, so it instantly grabbed her attention. “I watched people lifting barbells, running fast, and doing pull ups. I thought there was NO way I would be able to do these things. I mean lift a barbell? Or pull myself up on a pull up bar?! Nope. But, I was going to try. After doing WODs for several months, my body started doing things I had never imagined. I remember getting my first knees to elbow, toes to bar, and pull up and LOVING those moments!” After two years of training, she earned her CrossFit Level 1 certification and began coaching at a local box. She loves to train and loves to train others and help them achieve their goals and show them what their bodies are capable of. She believes inside every successful gym spirals down from the top. Swamp Rabbit CrossFit has coaches who care about their athletes, are continuously learning and bettering theirselves as coaches, and play vital roles in transforming our community through fitness. She is excited and honored to be a part of SRCF and looks forward to growing closer and stronger together in the future.

Certificates

  • Associates in Health Science
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Pursuing Bachelors in Business Management at Southern Wesleyan University
  • CrossFit Level I
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • ROAR Adaptive Athlete Training

Accomplishments

  • 2014,2015, 2016 South Carolina’s Strongest Woman
  • 2015 3rd Strongest Woman in the World
  • 2015 Received Elite Status in Powerlifting by IBP
  • 2015 Arnold Competitor for Strongman
  • 2016 2nd Place Strongest MW Woman at USS World Championships
  • 2016 1st Place Strongest MW 165 lb Class Woman at USS World Championships
  • 2016 3rd Place Strongest Woman in The World Championships
  • 2016 Earned Professional Status in Strongman/Strongwoman by The United States Strongman Organization

Q: What is your favorite aspect about being a CrossFit Coach?

A: I genuinely care about people, fitness, and mental toughness. What a better way to combine these three than coaching? I love seeing people improve and conquer goals. The human body is INCREDIBLE and I feel we all have so much untapped potential just waiting to come out. Proper coaching and community is key.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to a new member, or someone thinking about joining?

A: DO IT! We offer an awesome fundamentals programming that gets you ready and confident for your journey in CrossFit. We have so much to offer here for people with a broad range of fitness goals and our coaches can modify EVERY single workout!

Q: What are your favorite activities outside of the conventional fitness world?

A: I love to travel. I have a list of places that I will see during my lifetime. I also enjoy random road trips so if you ask me to go on a random trip with you, chances are I will be waiting for you with snacks! I love my dogs and spending time with them hiking. You can usually find me daily in a coffee shop. I also really enjoy cooking and spending time with my loved ones..

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