Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids
Specializations: Gymnastics, Kiddos, Running, RockFit, HIIT
I’m from New Jersey. I grew up training and participating in gymnastics and cheerleading. I was highly competitive in cheerleading, winning several national championships in high school. Thanks to that success I earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Delaware, where I competed and cheered for the Blue Hens. Since graduating; my interest in health and wellness, particularly strength and conditioning, has grown tremendously. In March of 2012 I completed the San Diego Half Marathon with Team in Training, a non-profit organization supporting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; and in the process of training found CrossFit. After six months of CrossFit I became level 1 certified and started coaching. It has now been two years since I began CrossFit and I’m so excited to be a part of the CrossFit White Rock family!
What is your favorite movement/WOD?
My favorite CrossFit movements are handstand walks, wall balls, and squatting! I’m partial to all body weight movements because of my background; but I absolutely love the challenge of picking up heavy weight!
What are some of your goals?
My goal as a coach is to inspire each athlete and help them become the best version of themselves in and out of the gym. The integrity and confidence they build in the gym will carry over into all aspects of their lives. My goal as an athlete for this year is to improve my Olympic lifts, complete a full marathon, and compete in at least one CrossFit competition!
How do you see CrossFit being different than other fitness programs?
CrossFit is different than any other fitness program because of the standards you are held to and the community that surrounds you; it has changed my life. CrossFit builds confidence, promotes integrity and hard work, surrounds you with support and leads you to success!
Facts about Michelle McKibben –
5+ years of CrossFit experience.