Owner/CrossFit Level 1 Coach
Director of Operations/CrossFit Level 2 Coach
I remember my passion for fitness starting as young as 14 years old; when I walked into a Gold’s Gym for the first time. Most of my adult fitness life was spent in traditional style gyms, where I would workout anywhere from 45mins to 3 hours, 4-6 days a week. During this time, I only made a few gym friends, spent most of my time with my headphones on; isolated and quite frankly bored. I had my routine, my schedule, and my independent workouts but not only was I bored, I wasn’t seeing great results.
Then in August 2012, it happened, a break from the cycle. Once I found CrossFit, I knew I had found not only my passion but my fitness home and a second family. Every WOD leaves me wanting more, knowing I can do more and having a community standing behind me the whole way. CrossFit is more than just a gym. It only took me one year of attending classes to realize I wanted to make CrossFit a bigger part of my life. In August 2013, I quit my job and took my love for CrossFit to the next level by becoming a Level 1 Coach. In addition to coaching, I have been Director of Operations of 2 CrossFit boxes, as well as managed other health & fitness facilities, I train personal clients of all ages, either sex, all goal and fitness levels. I helped open a brand-new box, remodel and expanded 2 boxes, have organized as well as participated in several Paleo and fitness Challenges, performed in the CrossFit Games’ Opens, completed 3 half-marathons, competed in a tough mudder, completed several on-line Competitions, all while training under some of the best CrossFit Coaches. I believe fitness should be a well-rounded sport and as long as you are moving I’m happy!
I have the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, CrossFit Level 2 Certificate, CrossFit Kid Certificate, CrossFit Gymnastic Certificate, and USA Weightlifting Certificate.
Fitness is my passion, Crossfit is my lifestyle.
• CrossFit Level 2
• CrossFit Gymnastics
• CrossFit Kids
• USA Weightlifting
CrossFit Level 1 Coach/Olympic Lifting Coach
Coaching is my paradise. I have been involved in coaching one way or another with different forms of exercise since I was 16 years old. I began just training family members at a local powerlifting/bodybuilding gym in Virginia Beach. Then as I moved on to college, I trained friends, dorm neighbors, and outside clients. After college I found Crossfit and I have enjoyed the constant gaining of knowledge that it offers, and also the perks of becoming stronger, faster, more efficient in everyday activities. After about 6 months of CrossFit, I got my Level 1 training certificate and immediately started coaching. I soon became the manager and a head coach of a box. I was fortunate enough to coach alongside two of the best coaches I have ever met, and learned so much from both of them. From Crossfit I became a big fan of Olympic lifting. I began studying and then had the opportunity to work in the same building as Olympians and Olympic lifting coaches--Literally, the best in America. I was able to pick their brains, watch their meets and workout with them. Taking classes with these individuals was an amazing experience. I took multiple non-certified Olympic lifting classes and also got a certificate in Crossfit Football, which broadened my horizons much further than I expected, because of their focus on explosive movements. What I enjoy the most about coaching at Rock Life Crossfit is giving people cues, tips, suggestions, and watching them gain from it. Seeing a smile on a member's face and knowing I helped them reach a goal is my ultimate reward as a coach. If you have any doubts as to your abilities in fitness, please understand that we are all in this because we enjoy it as a challenge. Come speak to one of the coaches here, and we will help you feel at home and comfortable in the environment. Everyone is challenged in their own ways each day as they walk into the gym. The best part is that we all want to see each other do better, and reach those goals... together as a community. We are all here to cheer each other on. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
CrossFit Level 2 Coach/Nutrition Coach
I was never very active growing up and had trouble finding a fitness program that gave me the results to keep me interested. The excuses and reasons why I'd never be in shape kept piling up--as did the pounds! When I found CrossFit back in 2012, something in me came alive and after I (barely) made it though my first workout, I knew that I wanted more! Eight years later, I can honestly say that CrossFit has improved my strength, stamina, and life for the better. CrossFit became such a big part of my life that I knew I wanted to be a coach and have others see the fire that could be ignited within themselves. I love to see people come into the gym and accomplish things they never thought they would be able to. Inevitably, this confidence and desire to succeed carries over into multiple facets of every athlete's lives. CrossFit has helped me complete multiple mud runs, trail and road races, local competitions, and helps me be generally better at life. It also inspired me to dive really deep into nutrition and how we can use it not only to fuel our bodies in the most optimal way, but sustain our health to live our best lives.
I truly believe that CrossFit goes beyond fitness and is a way of life that can benefit everyone. I am the epitome of "if I can do it, anyone can!" As one of your coaches, I want to harness your strengths, attack your weaknesses and help you (safely) push past your comfort zone. Rock Life CrossFit--Come for the sweat, stay for the awesome community! :)
Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer/Personal Trainer
Meagan grew up competing in sports: gymnastics, soccer, and diving. In 2009, she pursued her passion for fitness and became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, working with clients one-on-one. Certifications in Group Exercise, Step, Strength Training, and TRX followed. She began incorporating CrossFit methods into her own training and loved the quick results. In 2013, she tried her first “official” WOD, and the CrossFit community had her hooked! She obtained her Level 1 and began coaching. By the end of 2014, she had earned her Level 2 and taken on the role of General Manager at 340 CrossFit, in St. Croix, USVI, bringing her love of fitness and her education in business together. In 2019 she earned her Level 3 and became the first CF-L3 trainer in the VI. She has also coached at CrossFit Kuleana in Honolulu and U Can CrossFit in Texas. She currently assists with Julie Foucher’s Pursuing Health podcast/brand and also offers genomics-based health coaching through Wild Health. Her motto is Stay Humble, Work Hard, Be Kind, and she strives to apply this every day at the box.
CrossFit Level 1 Coach
Whit’s commitment to fitness began in High School after two reconstructive knee surgeries forced him to hang up his shoulder pads and cleats in exchange for running shoes. Now a competitive runner and IRONMAN triathlete, Whit discovered CrossFit in 2018 shortly after arriving on St. Thomas. The coaches at Rock Life CrossFit made such a strong impression, Whit chose to complete the CrossFit Level 1 certification course and has been coaching since 2019!
H.I.I.T/Boot Camp/Running Coach/Yoga Instructor
Katie has spent the last 13 years working in the fitness industry in California, Florida and Maryland. She specializes in group fitness instruction, small group training, and is a certified running coach. Katie teaches multiple fitness formats including strength training, indoor cycling, HIIT, bootcamp and Yoga. She’s also an avid runner who has completed 10 marathons, including 3 Boston Marathons, and an ultramarathon. She loves spending time in nature, trail running and pushing her limits by continuing to move her body in new ways. She also works in the running industry as a community manager and run coach for several race series in California. She strongly believes that "movement is magic" and that "a group fitness setting is a supportive and powerful space for self improvement and growth." Coaching, Community and Connection are a few of her greatest passions. Katie looks forward to coaching you through a workout soon!
Zumba Strong Coach