Carli did her first CrossFit workout in 2010 in a true garage gym with family and friends in her hometown McDonough, Georgia. Prior to being introduced to CrossFit, her idea of working out was the standard globo gym scene. “I thought that ‘being fit’ meant getting on the elliptical and other machines long periods of time and quite frankly I was bored and unmotivated by that. Growing up in a competitive household and playing sports, I needed something that was going to push me beyond what I thought possible. More than that… I needed community! CrossFit was everything I needed and more.” Carli absolutely loved the high energy, competitive, and challenging workouts that CrossFit had to offer. She quickly fell in love with the community aspect and realized that the hour or two at CrossFit each day with awesome people was the best part of her day.
Though she had a new found passion, she took a break from CrossFit while she played soccer at the University of Georgia from 2010 – 2015. During her time at UGA, she excelled in the weight room and held a number of the strength and conditioning records. Upon graduating in 2015, she was excited to jump back into CrossFit. In 2017, Carli got her CrossFit Level 1 certification and began coaching and personal training in Atlanta, Georgia.
In February 2019, Carli moved to Greenville and was given the opportunity to coach at Swamp Rabbit CrossFit. She is passionate about helping people reach their goals, push themselves beyond what they thought possible, and have FUN while doing it!