Coach Liz Carlson

Elizabeth

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer

Hi- My name is Liz Carlson. I am a runner turned cross-fitter. I grew up in Massachusetts- so if you detect an accent, that is why. I was a competitive cross-country and track athlete throughout high school and college. In college, I wanted to pole vault, my coach wouldn’t let me because I “wasn’t strong enough”. After college, I taught HS chemistry AND coached pole vault. I started crossfit one summer while visiting my family in Massachusetts so I could stay in shape. I was hooked after my first WOD.

Crossfit provided me with something new and wicked exciting- I have been crossfitting for over two years now and I still get butterflies in my stomach every time I walk through the door- it is true love.

I am a mother of five children (all c-sections) and I am more fit than I have ever been in my life. Crossfit makes me a better mom. I am more patient and tolerant after I throw down a workout and release all my aggression. I am setting a good example for all of my kids, as they all do crossfit too and love it. My husband also started crossfitting after my incessant talking about it- it has made him more confident and it has strengthened our relationship for sure. Most importantly, crossfit gives me an identity as someone other than just a mom. Sometimes my time at crossfit is my only time to myself all week and I never leave feeling any less than awesome.

I have been coaching crossfit for two years now and I LOVE every single minute of it. Not many people can say they love their job everyday all the time. My goal as a coach is to help you move better, feel better, look better, and just be better. I want to know what your goals are and I want to help you succeed whether it’s to run a faster 5K, lift heavier weight, to be motivated to workout more regularly, or to gain confidence. It brings me great pleasure to see people overcoming fears, doing things they were told they could never ever do, and gaining motivation to be fitter and healthier than they thought possible. Once, my college cross-country coach told me he thought I could never run a marathon-since then, I ran three and once in Boston for a 3:16 overall finish time- While living in Chicago, during graduate school, I got a herniated disk in my back while shoveling snow- after that I was told I could never run again. The next year, I ran the Boston Marathon. Never ever let anyone tell you can’t do something.

My hope is to help make you feel awesome about yourself and what you can do. I aim to help you push your limits past what you thought was possible, to help you learn to never quit, and to get you to say “I love who I am”. I aim to give you all the confidence you need to get where you want to go. First and foremost I want to teach you how to have patience while you reach your goals and help you understand the extreme importance of proper technique and mobility. You can do anything if you put in the work!

I’m a crossfitter for life and every day I’m a little stronger and a little better and that’s what I love.

I look forward to seeing you around the box!