Jess was a marathon runner for 8 years before hearing about CrossFit. Knowing absolutely nothing about lifting and no experience or coordination with gymnastics, she knew it was going to be a challenge. She decided to give CrossFit a try for 3 months to see how it could compliment her marathon training. 5+ years later, she's still crossfitting and now calls herself a retired runner. Prior to being the MO2DT Director of Operations, CrossFit Kids Head Trainer, and coaching full-time, she was a mental health therapist and continues to maintain her Iowa license. She has an understanding for the mind-body connection and the power of positive self-talk. She has a passion for goal setting, nutrition, and reading The CrossFit Journal articles to continue to learn the CrossFit methodology and in her quest for the pursuit of excellence.
What is a CCFT/CF-L3?
The Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) credential is for an experienced individual who wants to demonstrate a higher level of CrossFit coaching knowledge and ability. The purpose of the CCFT is to ensure that an individual possesses the knowledge and competency required to train clients safely and effectively.
Attaining this credential means individuals have met all eligibility requirements, passed the CCFT examination, and committed to a long-term standard of professional accountability. This includes completing continuing education requirements. The CCFT credential is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.(CrossFit.com).
Certified CrossFit L-3 Trainer (only 2 in the state of Iowa)
Precision Nutrition, Pn1 (in progress 2018)
Adaptive Athlete Trainer
Conjugate Methods Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Be Your Own Body Guard Course
CrossFit Scaling Course
CrossFit Spot The Flaw Course
CPR & AED Certified 2017
2018, 2017, 2016 Judge's Course
Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC, IA License #1202)
Favorite Lift: Back Squat
Favorite WOD: "Fran" 21-15-9 Thrusters and Pull-Ups
Musical Motivation: Anything with lots of energy
Foods: Sushi and Red Wine
Words to live by: "Elegance, by definition, is cleverly simple. It's often the obvious answer everyone missed or the clever nuance that makes all the difference. Elegance is what happens when the clutter is removed and the essential ideas remain, and it is part and parcel of virtuosity. It is performing the common uncommonly well, and it is the mark of genius." -Pat Sherwood, "On Elegance", The CrossFit Journal