We’ve had an on eye her since day one…she’s a phenomenal athlete, all-around awesome person and has been a quintessential Covie since day one. And we are thrilled to share that she’s agreed to make the transition from athlete to coach here at the Cove! For those of you who haven’t had the chance to get to know Grace, here’s a bit more about her. And for those of you who DO know her, we hope you’ll support her as she takes on her new role here!
“I was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA until I attended college at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where I earned my master’s degree in Health and Physical Education. I currently work for Baltimore County Public Schools as a Middle School PE teacher. A little over a year ago, my boyfriend Mitch and I moved to Maryland after both leaving our hometown of Williamsburg. When COVID first hit, we spent every morning throwing together dumbbell and bodyweight workouts in our parents’ garages. The first thing we did when we moved here was research local gyms in the area and the first day we stepped in the Cove we knew it was a place we wanted to be a part of.
I have always been someone who has surrounded themselves in sports. Growing up I was always playing a sport no matter the season. I played just about every sport I could, and when I reached high school I played field hockey, basketball, soccer, and swimming.
When I first got involved in CrossFit, I knew it was a sport I would fall in love with. I love the competitive edge it has, but I also love how fundamental it is. CrossFit is more than joining a gym, showing up when you can and going through the motions. It brought a sense of community and friendship to me, which was hard to find when moving to a new state fresh out of college. I coached basketball, soccer and swimming for several years in college and I am excited to add CrossFit into that experience. I want to help others the way coaches helped me when I first joined CrossFit and I hope to make a difference the same way CrossFit has made and continues to make a difference in my life.”