Coach Carrie Marquardt
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
Carrie is the Health and Wellness Director for the Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCAs and CrossFit Meriden.
I have worked in the Health and Wellness industry for 30 years and have witnessed and experienced so many trends and in some instances bizarre practices in exercise and overall wellness. When I was introduced to CrossFit six years ago as a PT Instructor for the Police Academy I was quickly humbled by my first experience because I thought I was in “great shape”. My first workout was literally 15 minutes long and for two days I couldn’t sit, stand or navigate a set of stairs without wanting to cry, I was blown away by the sheer intensity and challenge the program offered in such a short duration.
CrossFit has definitely changed the way I view exercise. Never in all my years have I experienced a program that can change a person physically, mentally and emotionally the way CrossFit can. I love that any everyone who walks through the door is automatically an athlete regardless of age and level of fitness. CrossFit is one of the most adaptable and effective fitness programs out there and everyone should be doing it!!!!!
My personal motto: TRAIN LIKE A BEAST LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY!!!