Our owner and coach, Emily Blackburn has been doing CrossFit for seven years and she loves getting the chance to work with athletes, pushing them to reach their goals or build their self-confidence. She loves having fun and connecting with others so what better way to do that than in a big recess. Coach Emily loves helping people with gymnastics because of the skills that are required.
Emily likes to think of herself as a bit of a nomad. She was born in England and moved to Seattle, Washington when she was eight and lived there until she moves to Tennessee in her early twenties. She loves to snowboard, water and snow ski, biking, climbing, wake boarding, and martial arts. A fun fact about her is that she is able to write mirror image with her left hand!
Someone that has made a big impact on Coach Emily is Dolly Parton. She says that she is, “the Queen!” Dolly taught Emily to lead with her heart throughout life.