Chelsea has a CrossFit Level Trainer Certificate. She is a former public school educator, now working on her PhD in Leadership and Education Policy at the University of Connecticut. Chelsea is always ready to learn something new – academic or physical, with a particular preference for adventure sports. After years of her own journey to a mindful and balanced approach to fitness, her coaching inspiration is empowering other women. Informed by evidence-based information about strength training and nutrition she wants to help break habits related to what women are conditioned to believe and say about their bodies. She believes fitness and CrossFit – as a form of broad, general, and inclusive fitness – is for everyone and is a means to meet myriad goals. In various times of her life, usually when she least expected it, she has experienced the invaluable impact of a great instructor or coach. She now hopes to be that source of energy for others.