Liz Blackburn – Coach & RMT
Originally from Salmon Arm, I moved to Kelowna in 2007 to go to attend post secondary school. Throughout my life I have been an active person, participating in soccer, snowboarding, dirtbiking, hiking, etc. I attended the gym often but my results weren’t progressing as I hit a plateau and it was becoming too regular and boring. Having a desk job has caused me to always struggle with back pain and to influence my muscles to compensate incorrectly. CrossFit has benefited me incredibly by relieving the back pain and teaching the correct muscles to fire. Now every year when dirtbiking season begins, I can go right back out there and not feel the physical struggle that normally occurs when getting back into the sport. My life has changed mentally, emotionally and physically.
Always wanting to try CrossFit, I didn’t finally take the plunge until Dec 2014. It barely took me finishing the two weeks of Foundations to know that I was hooked and only a few months later to know I had a desire to become a coach. I took the L1 CrossFit Course in July 2015 and L2 in Aug 2019. I have been since absorbing all the knowledge and experience I can acquire. My biggest motivation is seeing someone progress and watching them achieve something they never thought they could do.
Since becoming a CrossFit coach, I have always had a strong desire to learn how to correct muscle imbalances. I completed the Registered Massage Therapy program in 2019 and am using the extent of knowledge as an RMT to even further coach the client’s in the gym. Currently I am working out of CrossFit Okanagan during the week and Pro Motion on Friday and Saturdays.
It amazes me every time I step into the gym to see the progress everyone has made and the welcoming vibe you get as you walk through the door. I encourage everyone to give CrossFit a shot, no matter what your goal is, your age, or that you have never been to a gym before– there is something for everyone, come embrace the community, make new friends, get a little sweaty and come change your life forever!
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