When people ask me to define what sets United Barbell apart from other CrossFits, I normally speak about "form and family." But one of the things that I have always loved most about the community we have created here is the emphasis on nurturing all-around growth and self empowerment. You come here to get your WOD on, but it's never just about the workout.
So when coaches leave, we are always super sad to see them go. Shannon - we are excited for your next chapter despite our heartbreak. That said, we have a familiar face coming in her stead to ease the pain. Welcome to the ranks Coach Lisa!
A little more about Lisa: This woman took to CrossFit and the UB community like avocado on toast. She has always been passionate about the community and has even served as a house cup team captain. though the past years, she has grown as an athlete, WODded through 2 pregnancies, and continues to set the bar for dedication. We love her and are excited to see more of her!
Learn a bit about your newest coach:
What's your fitness background? I have done it all, played 5 sports in high school, Volleyball, Soccer, Track, Cross country, and Diving. Race motor cross and BMX bikes competitively for several years and just enjoy any spot thats outside.
When did you first start CrossFitting?: February 2013
Favorite WOD: Murph
Least favorite WOD: 16.1
What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? Gave me more confidence.
What made you want to be a coach? My passion for CrossFit and helping people, I get to do both at the same time.
What are your goals as an athlete? Lift heavy weights, and get back to where I before the second baby.
What are your goals as a coach? Help athletes accomplish things they never thought they would be able to do.
What will be your go to Spotify station? Jason Luk's Spotify play list
What's your coaching spirit animal? Chita haha (fast and strong) at least thats what I want to be.