KRISTEN MERENESS - CROSSFIT COACH
Kristen is a lifelong athlete, competitor, and overall fitness fanatic. She got her start in athletics with martial arts training at the age of seven. Kristen has dabbled in many styles including: American Tae Kwon Do, Sport Karate, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, and Muy Tai. She is a multiple grand champion in forms and fighting in American Tae Kwon Do and Sport Karate at a national level. She is also a former group fitness instructor; training groups and individuals in pilates, cardio kickboxing, and body core classes. Through training in many martial art disciplines and group fitness, Kristen knew that cross-training and nutrition are great tools for optimal performance. After receiving her fourth degree black belt, Kristen was seeking a challenge. She was looking for a great way to build strength yet maintain her endurance. Her Jiu Jitsu instructor owns and operates one of the first fifty CrossFit affiliates to open in the U.S., spawning Kristen's interest in the up-and-coming 'sport of fitness.'
"I remember watching the athletes after a Jiu Jitsu class. They would run out of the building as fast as they could, touch a tree about a quarter mile out, come back, flip this huge tire a few times, swing these bell-looking things, and do it over and over again! I thought these people were insane, but I found it to be so interesting. I wanted to know more."
Kristen has been attending Crossfit Woodbury since August of 2013. She is currently studying for the Crossfit level 3 certification.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
5th Degree Master Black Belt