Lindsay grew up in Maryville, IL, a small Midwestern town just across the river from St. Louis, MO. She was active at a young age, engaging in sports such as gymnastics, softball, volleyball and basketball.
Though she spent most of her life being a naturally competitive athlete, she was overweight for as long as she can remember. Throughout her teen years and into her early twenties, Lindsay struggled with body dysmorphia, poor nutritional choices and overeating. After the passing of her father in 2009, she realized it was finally time to make a change.
After a few years of dabbling in more mainstream styles of weight loss training, with little knowledge of nutrition or functional movement, Lindsay decided to take her first CrossFit class in February 2013. Discovering her love for functional fitness training and Olympic weightlifting, she was able to shed nearly 100 pounds, and become a competitive athlete again.
In June of 2014, Lindsay packed up her car and all of her belongings and made the trek to Southern California. Eager to dive into her fitness career, she quickly obtained four nationally recognized fitness certifications, including her Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She also trains under USAW Hall of Fame Coach Bob Takano as a competitive Olympic Weightlifter, five days a week. She competes in local weightlifting meets throughout the year, with hopes of qualifying for the American Open in 2017.
Aside from her passion for heavy lifting, Lindsay has substantial knowledge in mobility and natural movement through correcting some of her own injuries. Her thirst for understanding the human body even more is what drives her to research deeper into corrective and functional movement. She understands that every body is different, and proper movement mechanics and range of motion takes time. She enjoys training others and helping them discover things about their bodies that they never thought possible. She not only works with clients individually, but coaches group CrossFit and cardio interval style classes. She believes that having a strong body means nothing if it isn’t paired with a strong mind and heart, and her vigor to acquire more knowledge only continues to grow.