- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Burgener Strength Level 1
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- ACE Fitness nutrition specialist program
- ACE Youth fitness specialist program
My name is Susie and I am a wife, mom, coach, trainer and athlete. After my second daughter was born, I fell in love with fitness and realized that I needed to make my health a priority. I really wanted to lose the baby weight, so I thought the best way was to set a big goal and that, for me, was to run a marathon. I found a free beginners training plan online, took that, and literally ran with it. I trained hard and crossed the finish line in December of 2015. After eating a lot of food and icing my legs, I realized that I didn’t love running as much as I had hoped, nor did it help me lose the baby weight. I then started going to the gym, but this time I wanted to get strong. Within weeks I fell in love with weightlifting. I loved the way I felt as I was able to lift heavier weights and wanted to learn the proper way to lift and make sure that I had correct form. I also wanted to learn how to program my own workouts for my body instead of finding generic ones online. I began studying and in March of 2016 I became an ACE certified personal trainer. I learned that everyone’s bodies respond to different types of workouts and there isn’t one cookie cutter way to “get in shape” and the definition of being “in shape” is so personal. One of the awesome parts of being an ACE personal trainer is that I have the opportunity to continue to grow. In 2018, I finished a fitness nutrition specialist program and learned how to properly plan meals and create different nutritionally balanced diet plans for others.
My love for fitness continues to grow with each new avenue I explore. I found CrossFit in 2016 when I was looking for a way to get out of spending hours a day doing cardio as I trained for my first bodybuilding competition. Just like weightlifting I fell fast and hard for CrossFit, I loved how the workouts combined weights and cardio and no two days were exactly the same. There is something so special about the Crossfit community, spending an hour or more a day with a group of people who have similar goals and enjoy pushing their bodies to their maximum potential is something I had never experienced before CrossFit. After almost 3 years of CrossFit as an athlete (1 year of that pregnant and postpartum) I had an opportunity to coach and became a level 1 CrossFit trainer. This spring while gyms were shut down I study and earned a youth fitness specialist certification, I am so excited to help bring a kids program to Hub City!
This is just the beginning for me as I will continue to learn and grow as a coach and trainer. I plan to add more certifications and bring as much knowledge as I can. I enjoy helping people decide what their personal goals are and coming up with a plan that is right for them. I have a true passion for helping others feel strong, confident, and happy with their body. Whatever your workout of choice is, I am here to help you work towards and achieve your goals!