Role: Co-Owner/COACH. Bethany is responsible for operations and oversight and training of the Next Wave team. She is an expert at affiliate management and staff training.
- L1 Crossfit Coach |- NASM CPT | - ACSM CPT | - Advanced Health and Fitness | – Degree in occupational studies from Bryan University.
BIO: My fitness journey began after I gained my dreadful freshmen 15lbs but for me it was more like the freshmen 20lbs. When I returned back home to sunny San Diego I realized I needed to make a change. I became more active and started eating healthier. I found such a passion for fitness and health I decided that I wanted to become a personal trainer to share my passion with others.
What I did not realize with coming into this industry was how much pressure I would eventually put on myself to look a certain way and to live up to the title of “fitness professional”. I always worked out hard and made healthy eating decisions but was just never very happy with my reflection in the mirror.
Then I found CrossFit and it really did change my life. I started Crossfit with the intention to get in the best shape of my life but I got so much more than that. I will never forget my first day walking into that box and feeling like the weakest, most unconditioned person in the room and being “fitness professional” I could have been really embarrassed about it, but the people in my class were so genuinely supportive and cheered me to the finish line… that’s the moment I knew CrossFit was something totally different than anything I had ever experienced in my fitness career.
As I progressed in my CrossFit experience I noticed that I was no longer so focused on whether or not my image was up to par with the “fitness professional” look I previously thought I needed and I was more focused on getting faster, stronger, and improving my WOD times. My confidence started to shoot through the roof with the new abilities I was gaining and all of sudden I got closer and closer to the image I wanted in the past. My bodyfat was decreasing and I was gaining lean muscle… exactly what I wanted my whole training career!
CrossFit has made me a more confident, and happier individual and now I am here coaching at CrossFit Next Wave to share this deep passion I have for CrossFit and the community that comes along with it with YOU!
- Rumble in Paradise II – Crossfit Competition
- Crossfit Open 2014, 2015
- Coached Volleyball
- San Diego Rock n Roll Half marathon
- San Diego Holiday Half marathon
- Outdoor Bootcamp instructor