Erika grew up locally in Walnut Creek; always an active girl growing up she played soccer and swam for Valley Vista swim team. Erika found Diablo CrossFit in 2009 through her sister who had been a member for about a year. She can still remember her first workout, the “Newbie” 400 m run, 10 pull ups (that she had to use a green band for), 20 push-ups, 30 sit-ups and 40 air squats for time. At the end of it her arms were sore, it hurt to laugh and her legs were wobbly, yet she couldn’t wait to come back for more!!
It didn’t take long for Erika to realize that CrossFit was going to be a bigger part of her life than she originally expected. Shortly after joining DCF she partook in a summer paleo nutrition challenge. At the end of the challenge she was running faster, lifting heavier and could link her pull-ups, which were none-existent 3 months earlier! She was so motivated by how the coaches and members inspired her and filled the need for community, that she decided she wanted to be a coach who could help change people’s lives for the better.
CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate