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Sarah Anderson

Intern

About Sarah: I am a Michigan native, born and raised in Grand Rapids. I moved to Kalamazoo in 2015 to attend Western Michigan University. Growing up I loved playing soccer, climbing trees, and snowboarding. I began running cross country and track in middle school and found my passion for running. After running all four years in high school, I am thankful I have had the opportunity to continue my running career at the collegiate level as a student-athlete at WMU.

How you started at CrossFit Torrent and what made you transition into coaching: I first heard about CrossFit Torrent through my boyfriend Brandon. He started as an intern when the gym first opened, and now he is one of the coaches. I dropped into a few ‘free friend Thursday’ classes with him and I really enjoyed it! When the time came to start looking for an internship, I knew working at Torrent would be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to learn. As I wrap up my Exercise Science degree at WMU, I wanted an internship where I could learn how to coach athletes, run a gym, and help incorporate fitness into people's daily lives.

My favorite part of being a coach is... I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships. This will be my first time coaching CrossFit! I have coached cross country teams and running programs, so I am excited to learn with everybody.

Favorite WOD: Round Trip

Favorite Movement:  Squat Cleans

Go-to Healthy snack: Clementines

Cheat day favorite: Pizza

If I am not at CFT you can find me: Going to class at WMU, or traveling all over the country to race.

7 Fun Facts about Sarah

  1. I have a twin sister

  2. Was born on Friday the 13th

  3. I am learning how to play the guitar

  4. I hold the Western Michigan school record in the mile

  5. I have been to Switzerland

  6. I love going to concerts

  7. I have 2 fake teeth

Coaching Credentials

  • CPR/AED Certified

  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science

  • Pursuing a Masters degree in Sports Management

  • Good Form Running certified

Experience

  • Intern – CrossFit Torrent

  • TUFF camp counselor - running camp for high school cross country athletes

  • WMU track and field camp- hosted running camp for middle/high school athletes

  • Volunteer at YMCA

Athletic Background

  • 10 years of running experience

  • 4 years of strength & conditioning experience