Fredericksburg, VA, 22408
We want to hear about what you envision for the best version of yourself. whether that means coming up with an plan or just being able talk through issues.
We will work with you to chart out where you want go, design a plan, and put into motion everything needed in order get there.
It's as simple as choosing your class times, carving out that time for what's important and showing up. From there, we make it easy!
In high school I was a football and track athlete, training for improvement was all I knew. Always with a desire to be faster and stronger, I had/have the mentality that I don’t ever want to get fat and out of shape. Somewhere around 2008, I remember my buddy suggesting we start CrossFit and I was skeptical because it was still new and not widely known and accepted. The first workout I remember was Cindy and it gassed me so bad and I was young and “in shape”. That was all it took and I did CrossFit on my own until early 2017 when I joined my first box at BIO CrossFit, where I quickly became a coach and gained lots of friends and experience that made me better all around. There are many who say I won’t be able to do CrossFit forever and I work to prove them wrong every day. After 15 years I continue to improve and learn, and hope that trend continues for the rest of my life!
Coach Kelly has been a part of the 12 Gauge family for the last three years and has coached the 12 Gauge Kids program since January 2021. She really enjoys instilling her love for CrossFit into kids, including her own. Her goal is for each child to walk away stronger and more prepared to deal with life’s inevitable physical, mental, and emotional challenges. The gym truly is her second home. Coach Kelly trains for endurance races including Spartan Ultra races and multi-day events like the Peak Races Death Race. Over the next several years she is focused on finishing the Death Race and GoRuck Selection. She likes that these events are multifaceted and require significant planning and that they aren’t just a test of physical strength, but are more holistic challenges. Kelly is a Certified CrossFit Kids Coach and is working on her L1 certification. She loves the challenge that CrossFit provides to athletes and loves the community.
I have been a proud US Marine since 2003, with five years of active duty, and a reservist since 2008. I only ever did the minimum when it came to fitness in the Marines and spent FAR more time playing World of Warcraft than I did working out. It was in 2009, as a reserve Marine, I was hit with the brutal reality that I was 20 pounds over the required standard to be a Marine, one cycle of P90X later, and an addiction to fitness was born.
From 2012-2022, I coached strength and conditioning classes for free at Retro Intensity in Virginia Beach, this was all done while working as a civilian full-time for the Navy. While I dearly miss that gym environment, something about my life there wasn’t agreeing with me and definitely wasn’t setting my heart on fire every day. So, in 2022, the decision was made to hit the reset button on life. I proceeded to resign from my very secure government job of 12 years, sold my paid-off home, and moved to a city where I only knew one person. Fredericksburg, VA. To start life over and go to college for exercise science.
I love coaching and just being around people that want to make themselves better than they were yesterday. That’s my passion and what wakes me up every morning.
11050 Pierson Drive
Fredericksburg, VA, 22408