Coach Profile: Elba White

Elba White, CaliberFit101 Coach

Certification(s): First Aid, CPR and AED

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

Before CrossFit I didn’t do much but chase a toddler around the house. Occasionally I would take a spin class. But I wasn’t very active.

What was your first CrossFit experience like?

I was scared and intimidated. I was told to take this 14 pound ball and toss it above my head as high as I could then catch it and squat. The ball smacked me in the face on the way down. I was hooked after that. Four years later the ball is still occasionally smacking me in the face.

How has CrossFit changed you in your personal life?

Before I walked in the doors of Caliber I was 175 pounds and unhealthy. Today I’m 20 pounds lighter, stronger and can see muscles. I’m in the healthiest shape I’ve ever been.

What kind of music do you like to WOD to? Secretly I’m a headbanger at heart so when the angry Rocker music comes on… it’s time to get to work. I like a good rap mix with some Reggeaton mix in!

What are your favorite movements or workout?

Bodyweight workouts, Deadlifts and clean and jerks. Believe it our not I LOVE MURPH!!

What movements or workout do you hate the most?

OVERHEAD SQUATS are my enemy, but i do them and try my best…

What made you decide to become an Instructor at CrossFit Caliber?

I love the results I’ve seen and experienced. I want to help as many people as I can to feel their best, conquer their fears and do things they thought their body couldn’t do. I tell everyone that I was intimidated and I was lost on day one, but don’t give up, keep coming in. It doesn’t get easier, but you get better and the results you see will be worth it.

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