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.
As a competive athlete, I have been competing in International CrossFit Competions for the last 3 years. Since turning 40 in 2015 I have qualified for the Age Group Qualifier for the Games 6 out of 7 years, finishing top 20 in the world since 2019. In 2019 I competed at WODapalooza in Miami, finishing 2nd - due to the pandemic in person competitions took a hiatus until December 2020, where I placed 2nd at the Legends Masters Championship.
My biggest accomplisment thus far was qualifying for the NOBULL CrossFit games where I competed this past July, where I finished 4th fittest 45-49 year old in the World.
Despite my competitive goals, my focus in my Gym is quite different. When I took over CrossFit Peekskill (now Peekskill Strength CrossFit) in 2019, I was excited to build a community and to help inspire people to be the best they can and realize their fitness goals. I enjoy working with all levels of athletes and take tremendous satisfaction in being part of everyone's journey's. Whether someone's goal is to better themselves, lose weight, or train for a specific goal, I am always excited to be a part of it.
In 2010 at the age of 36 I reluctantly tried CrossFit (I had the same hesitations that you may be having reading this - cost, injury, was it too hard..... so many hesitations). After my first class, I was hooked. I have always been active as a personal trainer, distance runner and gymnast. I completely fell in love with the community of athletes and the challenge that CrossFit has to offer. I found a missing piece of myself, a strength, a sense of competitiveness and fulfillment in giving back to others.
If you do what you love in life, you will never work a day.
I love what I do, I hope to be able to share that with you.