Shelly Boyer | CrossFit BNI

CrossFit  near Riverview

Shelly Boyer

College attended/Degree/Military Service and what you do now:

Over the last 5 years I coached CrossFit as a full time coach and box owner. I have since decided to change paths and now I’m currently attending HCC in pursuit of a career as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I will always have a passion for coaching and plan on continuing in that line of work on a part time basis.

Your athletic background (did you play competitive sports, college sports; your certifications – including what CrossFit certs you have):

I was on the high school wrestling team, placing 2nd in the state of Florida. Outside of that, I always enjoyed fitness. I often joined group classes at the YMCA, and lifted weights on the side.

How did you find CrossFit?

Funny story... I used to think CrossFit was “terrible” and “dangerous” because I bought into the media hype. One day someone dared me to try it for a week, so I did. And I absolutely loved it. Shortly after that I went to a local competition and when I saw the RX women doing their workouts I was in awe! I knew at that moment I wanted to be an athlete... and over time I fell in love with coaching.

Favorite CrossFit move (could be Oly lift, other lift, cardio move, even burpees (if you really love them!))

Pull ups of all kinds (pull ups, chest to bar, MU) are definitely my favorite! When you get into a rhythm it’s like you’re flying! It’s an amazing feeling! But Snatching is a very very close 2nd!

CrossFit athlete you would most like to WOD with (and for what reason):

Don’t hate me for this one... but I do not (at all) follow the major CF athletes. I’d have a hard time naming anyone other than Rich Froning and I only know him because of his fame. For me, working out with the LOCAL athletes is what I love! Side-by-side at a competition is hands-down my favorite thing. Being able to high five them, and allow them to push you to higher levels... that’s where it’s at!

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