Coach Profile: Kate Sampson

Kate Sampson, Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, First Aid, CPR and AED

What kind of workouts did you do before you started CrossFit?

I tried all kinds of workouts in my “past life”. Zumba, water aerobics, circuit training and weight training but never really cared for any of it. The only other type of working out I have ever been passionate about is running.

What was your first CrossFit experience like?

I did NOT want to do it. I went to my first class to appease my husband who had recently started and told me he thought I would love it. My first class I remember thinking “I hate this. I love this.” I haven’t really looked back since.

How has CrossFit changed you in your personal life?

I feel more confident and capable in my daily life. I did not go into this expecting to make friends or find mentors. I was dead wrong and couldn’t be more thankful for the connections I have made through CrossFit.

What kind of music do you like to WOD to?

In my every day life I like all music….except for country, country is terrible. Working out? Give me angry, loud, fast or beat driven and I can make it work!

What are your favorite movements or workout?

I love Sumo Deadlift High Pulls as an individual movement. Overall workout, I enjoy Murph. The mental game you have to play with yourself is a welcome challenge.

What movements or workout do you hate the most?

Jumping Rope…..we hate each other.

What made you decide to become a CrossFit Instructor?

I have been teaching Cosmetology for 14 years. Instruction is engrained in who I am. Day in and day out…helping people improve their skills in anything is very rewarding to be a part of. When I found another thing I loved as much as I love Cosmetology, the only logical next step for me was to push myself by learning how to teach it.


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