Michele started training at the original CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, California, in 2004 and quickly became inspired by the challenge and culture that defined the CrossFit program. In 2006, she became a Level 1 trainer, giving her the privilege of learning from many of the original coaches and founders of CrossFit and arming her with the tools needed to coach many future CrossFit enthusiasts.
From 2008-2011, Michele was an original partner/owner of an affiliate in Santa Cruz. She enjoyed the dynamics of starting and running a CrossFit gym and the many different experiences and challenges it presented her.
Michele spent 13 years in physical therapy before becoming a full-time trainer, but continues to enjoy utilizing her knowledge of rehabilitation and movement into her CrossFit training and coaching. This combination has allowed Michele to merge her love of fitness with her firm belief that CrossFit can inspire a life of health and wellness for all.
Concurrently, Michele is a CrossFit HQ Head Trainer. In that capacity, she travels throughout the country as an instructor at the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Seminars teaching future CrossFit trainers the elements, foundations and philosophies of the CrossFit program. Michele continues to be inspired by the strong sense of community and shares the infectious dedication she sees in the people she meets while traveling the country.