For those of you that know me, you know that I have a “little” obsession called CrossFit…or at least that’s what you think. Actually, the truth is, I have learned what’s important in my life and what needs to take top priority in order for me to be healthy, happy and successful. It just so happens, CrossFit is one key component in this equation of life.
Growing up, I played softball in high school and enjoyed being active outdoors, but quickly learned that I had responsibilities that soon left sports and fitness on the back burner. For the next 11 years, I let school, career and money run my life. I had the occasional bouts in the gym, but I always ended up letting other things take priority. Not that this was all bad, I am very proud of what I have accomplished, but after working so hard for what I thought would make me happy, I still felt like I was coming up short somewhere. I was living in Charleston, SC, and had a great group of amazing friends, but I knew something wasn’t quite right. I had always enjoyed working out and staying in shape, and always felt better when I did it, but my workouts weren’t very conducive for the long haul. I grew bored pretty quickly, and soon, other things would take priority again.
I knew that in order to rearrange my priorities, I would need to rearrange my lifestyle, for good this time. I had traveled out to San Diego a handful of times with work and really connected with the southern California lifestyle. It’s a requirement that I live next to the ocean, and the open-minded, easy-going, laid back attitude of the people I encountered when visiting quickly made San Diego next on my list.
I finally moved to San Diego in June 2007, signed a 3-year membership agreement with 24-Hour Fitness, and started on my journey to becoming a healthier, fitter me…or so I thought. It wasn’t until a few weeks later, I noticed some of my teammates on my beach volleyball team coming to the games on Saturday mornings looking like they had just ran a half marathon. They mentioned this thing called CrossFit and told me that I should check it out. I did just that, and that Saturday morning at Tidelands Park in Coronado was probably one of the hardest workouts I had done, and I was hooked.
CrossFit not only became my workout regime, but it became a lifestyle for me. It inspired me to eat healthier and live better. It made me into a true athlete and stronger person by not only pushing me physically, but mentally as well. In less than a year, I went from not being able to do one pullup, to doing 45 in a single workout and placing 28th out of roughly 100 other women in the 2008 CrossFit Games.
Fitness is a key ingredient in my recipe for life. I am dedicated to becoming the best version of me possible. I am passionate about fitness and sharing with others how to improve their level of physical fitness. I am committed to continuously developing myself through education and experience and could not be more excited about the journey that’s unfolding in front of me.
Strict Pullups: 6 (3/3/11); 10 (April 2015)
Kipping Pullups: 20 (3/4/11), 27 (May 2011)
Clean & Jerk: 145# (11/18/10); 154# (4/3/15)
Deadlift: 265# (10/28/10); 285# (1/14/14)
400m Run: 1:31 (11/2/10)
Unbroken Double Unders: 21 (3/1/2011), 33 (6/20/2011)
Press: 90# x 2 (6/2/2011)
Unbroken Pushups: 24 (2/24/2011)
Trish holds the following certifications:
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer
- Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Coach
- Attended multiple CrossFit Level 1 Certifications
- CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting with Mike Burgener
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach
- CrossFit Barbell movements with Mark Rippetoe
- CrossFit Gymnastics with Jeff Tucker
- CrossFit Nutrition with Robb Wolf
- CrossFit Running and Endurance with Brian Mackenzie and Carl Borg
- CrossFit Kids through CrossFit Kids, Inc.
- CrossFit Science of Exercise
Trish has competed in the following competitions:
2008 CrossFit Games – July 4-5, 2008 – 28th place out of 91
2009 CrossFit Games SoCal Regionals – April 2009 – 13th place out of 34
2010 CrossFit Games San Diego/AZ Sectionals – March 27-28, 2009 – 19th out of 40
2010 CrossFit Games Southwest Regionals – May 8-9, 2010 – 35th out of 53
2011 OC Throwdown – January 15-16, 2011 – 14th out of 25
2011 Reebok CrossFit Open Sectionals – March-April, 2011 – 32nd out of 333
2011 Reebok CrossFit SoCal Regionals – June 17-19, 2011 – 22nd out of 31
Trish currently owns Virtuosity Fitness, LLC, in North County San Diego and previously owned and operated CrossFit Solana Beach and CrossFit Adversity between August 2010 – May 2012.