Co-Founder / Program Designer / Head Coach
My journey into the strength and conditioning world is fairly unconventional compared to most coaches. With a parent in the military, I spent most of my childhood moving around. In my teenage years, I was always active, however, most of my time was spent outside on a skateboard, not in the gym.
It was not until my very early twenties that I discovered how empowering strength training/physical fitness was. I was not only intoxicated by it, I was and still am driven to share it with as many people as possible.
As a coach, I understand the immense trust placed in not only myself but my team. This trust provides me with an enormous sense of accountability, that I do not take lightly. The time spent creating programs, building the Warhorse community and providing my athletes with hands-on coaching are easily some of my favorite moments.
For me, strength training is both a continuous physical and intellectual journey. Training fulfills my desire to create, to imagine, and to hopefully leave the world a better place than I found it.
As an athlete, I view my training as a way to disconnect from all of the noise and challenge myself.
Warhorse Barbell Club has provided me with a creative outlet that drives people to realize their true strength, both mentally and physically.
I have worked with everyone from NFL players, powerlifters, runners, to professional couch potatoes. I look forward to seeing you at the gym.
CFSC Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1 & 2
CPPS Certified Physical Preparation Specialist
PRI Myokinematic Restoration
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Reactive Training Mesocycles – Classroom
FMS Level 1
Growing up I was always active and enjoyed being competitive no matter the game. I played volleyball, ran track and bowled..yes, I was a bowler. After graduating from Syracuse University with a BS in political science, I entered the corporate world and I desperately missed that competitive atmosphere. I remained active but never had any guidance with training or “exercise”. With Chris’ help, I quickly fell in love with strength training and the sport of powerlifting. As someone that struggled with self-confidence for the majority of her life, I was amazed at how something as simple as strength training could transform my own mindset. Now not only am I able to continue to compete as an adult, but I’m able to share that love of training with other people. My best days are when I get to witness someone else falling in love the same way I did.
Girls Gone Strong Pre & Postnatal Coaching (CPPC)
Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
I graduated from Misericordia University with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and minors in English and Music. I also played for MU Volleyball and Track & Field. Clearly I have many interests, but “fitness” has always been one.Sports have kept me active throughout my life, but I was never provided with a strength training program that helped me reach my full potential in any of them. After college, I continued the search for a gym or online strength program that could help me reach my fitness goals. It took years, but in 2016 I found Warhorse. My love for strength training elevated to me training and competing in powerlifting. My interest in becoming a coach at Warhorse was fueled by my own experience as a member. My greatest passion in life is helping others, in any way I can. I want to help WHBC give members the opportunity to have a similar experience.
Certified Functional Strength Coach ( CFSC)
Since I was very young, training has been a foundational part of my life and has been something that has given me stability, focus and confidence in my ability to persevere even when things get tough. I first discovered training when I was 10 years old and took up the Martial Art Tang Soo Do. I was lucky enough to have an instructor that understood that there was much more to Martial Arts than just learning to punch and kick. Over the next few years, I fell in love with the process of perfecting my craft and that quiet feeling of satisfaction after a hard training session. I found weight training once I entered high school and realized that I found the same satisfaction that I felt through Martial Arts in the barbell. Quickly, I realized that helping my friends achieve their goals and grow physically and mentally through training was as gratifying if not more gratifying than watching my own progress. It was around this time that I decided I wanted to coach. I applied for the exercise and sport science program at Temple University, which is where I am studying currently. I coach because I understand that training goes much deeper than just sets, reps and exercises. It has been something that has changed my life for the better, and something I take great pleasure in sharing with others.