- CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 CERTIFIED TRAINER
Leah, along with her husband Mike, discovered CrossFit in 2008. They began piecing together a garage gym and taught themselves the basic movements and principles of CrossFit.
After years of self-learning, Leah began opening her garage gym to other ladies who were interested in learning and training CrossFit. Through this process, she discovered how rewarding it was to help empower women and girls to become fitter and stronger. It was very gratifying to see women achieve feats such as their first pull-up. Leah discovered that although these were primarily physical achievements, she saw that it carried over into mental benefits as well. Helping people develop confidence, through physical gains, is a rewarding motivator for Leah.
Leah embodies fitness and health as a way of life. Getting up at 5am to run with friends in all types of weather would be considered a normal day. This active approach to life has enabled her to keep up with her active teenage boys.
After joining CrossFit Chilliwack in January 2019, she quickly realized how much she loved being a part of that community. Compared to the years of training in her garage gym, Leah’s ability to learn and improve became significantly higher with the help of supportive coaching and being surrounded by members of the gym.
Although helping people is important to Leah, she also employs a mindset of continual self-improvement. She enjoys participating in both individual and team CrossFit competitions, in addition to, road and trail running events. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing with family and friends.