Jaala has been participating in, or coaching sports her entire life. Growing up as a swimmer and a runner, she ended up competing as a D1 scholarship athlete in both sports at the University of New Mexico. As a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, she coached swimming in the Olympic Training system in China, and then coached track and volleyball in Micronesia.
CrossFit came into her life in 2008. Through the years, she has competed as an individual at Regionals (Southwest 2010, Asia 2011), used CrossFit as a training method for endurance sports, coached, and even owned her own CrossFit gym. Jaala thanks CrossFit for introducing her to her husband too; she met him while she was on a teaching fellowship in Central Asia.
Besides coaching CrossFit, Jaala currently teaches pre-kindergarten and is working on a second Master’s degree, this time in Early Childhood Education. Outside of the gym, Jaala loves to do any endurance event longer than 12 hours, rock climb with her husband, and spend time with her dog, Carmen.
CrossFit Kids Seminar Staff
CCFT Certified Coach, CrossFit Level 3
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Adaptive Training
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