11.21.2017

Meet the Coaches - Aimee







What credentials do you have?
Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4)
Certified CrossFit Trainer Level 3 (CCFT)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, June 2009, Montclair, NJ CrossFit
Level 1 Trainer, June 2008, Vassalboro, ME
USA-Weightlifting Certified Sports Coach
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Competitors
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Flexibility
CrossFit Football
Concept II Rowing
CrossFit Nutrition Certification
CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
CrossFit Kids Certification
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
CrossFit Judges
CrossFit Running


When and why did you become a coach and what did you do for a career outside of coaching?
I became a CrossFit trainer in 2008, I was sick of sitting behind a desk and pushing numbers. I wanted to actively help people become better humans. I was teaching spin, kickboxing, core classes and a lot of other classes at Globo gym in addition to my full time job as a buyer; I found teaching fitness far more fulfilling than what I was doing behind a desk. I was in the fashion industry for about 10 years before finding CrossFit. I worked at the store level, as a personal shopper at Nordstrom. I worked in the corporate offices of Ralph Lauren and Linens 'N Things (oh and Boscovs too) as a buyer. Took a quick spin on the operations side of retail and then finally a small stint on vendor side as an international sales manager for a small company and managed their boutique in SoHo...then I had enough.

What is the impact you hope that your coaching has on athletes?
When asked, what I do, I typically say, I change peoples lives. I hope my impact on everyone who has walked through the doors of CrossFit KoP has been a positive one. Through coaching CrossFit I have seen people change in all pursuits, mental, physical, emotional ... mind, body and soul. When I saw such a positive change in myself in 2008, there was no other option in my mind but to pass it along to everyone who was willing to ask or listen. There is so much to be gained from CrossFit and so little to loose.

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of the gym?
I love to travel and experience new places, cultures, customs and people. I love fancy food and wine. I love to shop. I love spending time with my family when I'm not working. I work a lot, but I love what I do-so is that really work?  In addition to spending my weeks at CrossFit KoP I also work weekends training trainers on the Level 1, Level 2 and CrossFit Kids seminar staffs (so that's kinda a hobby). Oh and I just recently took up shooting...so I guess besides CrossFit, I do have a new hobby.

What are your goals and interests as an athlete?
My goal is do my best every day and get better every time I walk in the door.
My interest is really CrossFit, pure CrossFit.  I have followed the main site - crossfit.com for years. I love trying new workouts and challenging myself.

Favorite quote(s)?
Consistency breeds adaptation. (not sure if this is a quote or just something I say a lot)
What the mind can conceive the body can achieve. (my mom told me this along time ago and it stuck)

5 comments:

CFKOP iPad said...

9:30am
Jill h 31:41 24/2rc
Mary h 30:20 20/2rc
Jess a 28:43 20/13calrow/9bndpullup
Kevin h 25:25 35
Eileen b 19:58 12/100su/3ropepulls
Mike si 22:57 25
Pam g 24:37 Rx

CFKOP iPad said...

12:15pm
Carl b 36:43 45
Mark t 31:311 20/150su/10 total rc
Byrnsey 27:27 35/30 du/ 12 total rc
Meredith h 30:24 25/15du/3rca
Meggan l 31:23 20/25DU/1rc
Kevin t 24:49 40
Matt t 32:49 30/ 20dua

1pm masters
5 rounds of
15 dumbbell hang clean and jerk
20 du
1 rope climb

John b 22:32 20/2 rounds 20 du & 3 rounds 10 cal row
Terry j 22:16 15
Anne b 20:00 15/rca
Ina s 18:37 15/ rca

Jason Lyons said...

1630

Katelyn: 29:00 (20#/25a)
Julia PSU: 22:34 (15#/DUA/pulls)
Julia: 24:04 (15#/DUA/pulls)
JIll: 28:31 (rx)
Remer: 19:59 (45#)
Aim: 20:37 (rx)
Joe M: 29:36 (35#/20/att)
Dave: 30:47 (rx)
Alex: 29:49 (20#/25/12rc)
John M: 25:50 (sc)
Rich A: 22:08 (rx)
Raj: 29:02 (30#/5rc)

Unknown said...

Josh S 24:26 35#
Dana 22:20 25# hang squat clean, 15 cal AB
Laura A 20:54 RX
Fayth 25:25, 20#, 25 dubs, 1-3 rope pulls/rd
Steph C 22:18 20#, 25 dubs
Flounder 24:36, 25#, 25 dua, 2 rope pulls
Samson 26:30 30#
Steph M 25:00 25#
Shawna 29:00 15#, 20 DUA, 2 rope climb attempts
JP 29:37 RX
Cass 22:07 20#, 25 DUA, rope climb attempts
Kyle G 25:48, 30#, rope climb attempts
Mariana 25:10, 25# hang sq clean, DUA, 2 rope climbs/rd

Unknown said...

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