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Favorite Food: Popsicles
I grew up playing sports of all kinds depending on the season – basketball in the winter, softball in the spring, swimming (and a little bit of water polo) in the summer, soccer in the fall. Around age 14 I settled on softball, and played very competitive travel softball year round for the next 6 years. I went on to play softball at West Chester University (go Rams!) where I studied Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education track, with two declared minors in Health Education and Adapted Physical Education.
Favorite Food: Breakfast Sandwich
Born and raised in Washington state, I spent my childhood playing primarily baseball and swimming competitively until the age of 18. I pursued baseball at the collegiate level and found myself in Pennsylvania playing for Cabrini University where I was recruited for the last 2 years of my eligibility. As of the Spring of 2019, I will finish my degree in Business Management at Cabrini and look forward to moving my efforts towards a future in coaching CrossFit. I have experience training team sports and athletic specific workouts and I look forward to incorporating what I have learned with a CrossFit emphasis. I have a passion for fitness, I have a passion for helping others, and I truly believe CrossFit is the solution to a healthy, happier life. I am extremely blessed to have the opportunity to pursue my passions through something I believe in and look forward to seeing the success of our family here at Ironborough!
WEIGHTLIFTING COACH/PERSONAL TRAINER
Jillian graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2012. As a standout collegiate track and field athlete at the UD, she knows what it takes to get to the top of an athlete’s game, winning two conference championships and breaking a 30 year old record in the javelin throw during her career.
From there, she spent a year in graduate school at the University of Georgia before finishing up her Master’s degree in Athletic Training at East Stroudsburg University. During this time, she worked at the high school level, gaining experience not only as an athletic trainer, but with performance enhancement, injury prevention, and injury rehabilitation.
Jillian has spent the past 5 years as an athletic trainer at Arcadia University, helping collegiate student athletes return from injury stronger, faster, and more powerful than ever, while also implementing preventative and corrective exercise programs for her teams. She has learned that optimizing movement and correcting the cause of dysfunction, rather than just treating a single-joint injury, results in better outcomes in the long term.
Jillian also holds the USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Certification. Jillian continues to work to be a high level athlete even though her track and field days are long gone. She found Crossfit, and ultimately Olympic weightlifting after graduation, and believes her greatest successes are yet to come.
She has consistently placed in the top 7 at national-level USA Weightlifting competitions since 2016, placing as high as 4th at National Championships in 2017. Most recently, she earned a spot on her first international team for the IWF Las Vegas International Open in March 2019.
As an overall athlete, she secured a highly coveted top 20 spot in the Mid-Atlantic Region to qualify for the Crossfit Games Atlantic Regional in 2017. Through it all, Jillian’s main goal is to inspire others to live happy, healthy lives.