Jessica discovered Crossfit in 2008. She had just moved to a new city and didn’t know anyone. She would see people everyday running together and working hard, and one day decided to follow them to see what they were up to. She realized she lived near a Crossfit gym, and that’s where it all began. “As soon as I walked into the gym, the first thing that stood out to me were these girls in the corner who looked about my age, squatting twice what I could squat. It just immediately opened up a whole new level of possibility for what my body could be capable of.” Since then, Crossfit has been her main workout.
Jessica became a Certified Crossfit Coach in 2011 after moving back to Greenville. In the following year, she was given the opportunity to be a coach and manage at Swamp Rabbit Crossfit. After discovering her own practice of yoga, she completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification. “The stars aligned when Soul Yoga had plans to open and share a space in the Swamp Rabbit CrossFit building. I now manage the SRCF and Soul Yoga and get to spend my days coaching CrossFit, teaching Baptiste yoga and spending time with the 50 incredible people that the facility has created jobs and opportunities for.”
CrossFit Level I
CrossFit Level 2
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Crossroads Adaptive Athlete Trainer Course
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher(1k+teaching hours)
NCAA Student Athlete – Women’s Rugby
National Marathon 2010, 2011
Thunder Road Marathon 2012
Ft. Myers Beach Marathon 2013
Spinx Marathon 2014,15
Raleigh Marathon 2016
Spinx Marathon 2017
International Powerlifting Association SC Rebels 2013 1st place Raw 132# lifter
lululemon athletica Ambassador 2013-2018
Q: What is your favorite aspect about being a CrossFit Coach?
A: Connecting with athletes on a personal level! I love learning bout their jobs, kids, families, pets and hobbies. Seeing people improve every day is such a gift. It’s so exciting to see someone do something they couldn’t do yesterday. I have also really enjoyed fine tuning my coaching eye. Our athletes keep me on my toes and teach me something new every day.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to a new member, or someone thinking about joining?
A: Don’t compare yourself to others. You have no idea where someone else is coming from. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. Spend time improving both of your own.
Q: What are your favorite activities outside of the conventional fitness world?
A: Traveling, reading, and dressing my dogs up in ridiculous costumes. I also have a very guilty pleasure of anything on Bravo TV. #realhousewivesaddict
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