Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science
Cross Country and Track and Field Coach
Hi I’m Kelly and I am a lover of all things fitness! I am currently finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from North Park University. Besides coaching BootFit classes, I am currently one of Resurrection College Prep High Schools Cross Country and Track and Field Coach, which is also where I graduated from in 2011.
Throughout my whole life I have played travel soccer and participated in all the sports and activities I could. In high school my mom forced me to join the cross country team to stay in shape for soccer season, and now not only do I coach but I run several half marathons and distance runs throughout the year. During college I really tried finding ways to stay in shape since I was no longer participating on a sports team. I tried working with a personal trainer, which assisted in my growth of the exercise field and helped me pursue my NASM Personal Training certification, however it got very expensive and boring.
I have always watched the CrossFit Games utterly amazed by the talent and strength these athletes had. When I was a junior in college I finally decided it was time to give CrossFit a try. After the first couple months I knew CrossFit was just what I was looking for! Being an athlete my entire life I thrive on competition and CrossFit has offered me that. When I joined CrossFit Park Ridge, I was over joyed by all the incredible and welcoming members and coaches! I joined CrossFit Park Ridge for their BootFit and was instantly hooked!
As a coach I want to promote helping anyone at any level achieve their fitness goals, whether they be small or life changing. You will never see me without a smile on my face and I make it my mission to know everyone’s name in my class. I want to create an atmosphere where you feel inspired, confident and ready to take on anything given to you in and outside the gym! Most importantly I want everyone to have FUN and enjoy exercising. Hope to see you soon!