Crystal, born in Frankfurt, Germany, is a native to Jacksonville, FL. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Psychology from the University of North Florida.
Health and wellness was always an integral part of Crystal’s life since she began taking dance at the age of 3 and cheering from elementary school through college. After working within the communications and marketing field for several years, it was a position with the YMCA in 2000 that paved the way for her fitness career. After the birth of her daughter, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and solely focus on group fitness and personal training.
She has been a group fitness instructor at Julington Creek Plantation since the start of the recreation center in 2008. However, she has also been an instructor for Williams Family YMCA (2007-2015), StrollerFit/Baby BootCamp/Sunny Fitness (2009 – 2013), and Medtronic as an instructor and personal trainer (2012-2018).
Crystal has several certifications. She obtained her Group Fitness Certification through the YMCA and ACE. She is certified in YMCA Healthy Lifestyle and Principles, Baby BootCamp (StrollerFit), HeartZones and YMCA Cycle, FiTOUR Certified Personal Trainer, FiTOUR Barre and ASHI – CPR/AED/First Aid.
While she enjoys working in fitness, Crystal has a huge passion for marathon running, enjoys planning vacations and traveling (especially if it is Germany, Disney or someplace cooler with mountains!), walking and boarding dogs, her social retail business, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
She reminds herself daily, “das Leben ist schön”. (Life is beautiful)