Hello, I am Jessica, Owner and Head Coach of Peekskill. I started my CrossFit journey in 2010 at the age of 36. I have always been active and never thought I would enjoy CrossFit, I was completely wrong, CrossFit changed my life. Since joining CrossFit, I became a coach in 2012, and since then have always been coach, finally deciding in 2017 to follow my passion and become a fulltime Coach.
When I found CrossFit as an athlete, I found a missing part of me that I have missed, a reason to push myself, a sense of competitiveness, and most importantly a sense of community. Over the last 10 years, my reason for training has changed, many times, I did CrossFit to stay in shape, to keep sane, to be moderately competitive, and to compete in Worldwide competitions, and also found that sometimes its ok not to have a purpose. In 2019 I competed at Wodapalooza in Miami, and finished 2nd, and went on to finish 14th in the World in my Age Group in CrossFit Games Qualifier that year and 10th in the World in 2020, and now I need to figure out what is next. For now I am excited with my new adventure as Owner of Peekskill Strength!
I learned several years back that coaching was going to be my WHY in life. I enjoy introducing beginners to the sport and teaching them the basics, but mainly, I love watching them fall in love with it and finding out that are capapble of way more than they ever expected. As the saying goes "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life." I LOVE what I do.
Looking forward to meeting you!