Being active has always been a daily routine for Sophia; beginning when she was a kid riding horses. Once she graduated college and commissioned into the Air Force, her active lifestyle shifted from hours spent at the barn to hours spent in the gym. In the summer of 2013 during Air Force training, she was introduced to CrossFit; however, she chose to train for and compete in her first Powerlifting meet. Shortly after that, she competed in her first partner CrossFit competition – and let’s just say the spark was ignited. From 2015-2016 she spent a year overseas at Thule Air Base in Greenland. With little to do there outside of work, she focused on her fitness. Along with a few others, she held weekly CrossFit/Strongman/Powerlifting classes to everyone on base. Being in such an isolated part of the world, it not only helped others to stay active, but also kept their spirits high as all of them were away from family and friends. Shortly after her return she knew her passion for inspiring others through fitness had to continue, so she went on to obtain her CrossFit Level 1 in 2016 and USAW and CF Gymnastics L-1 in 2017. She has also been a Physical Training Lead and Unit Fitness Program Manager for the Air Force over the past four years; ensuring health and fitness standards across the Air Force. CrossFit establishes camaraderie unlike any other sport she had participated in and she’s excited to be a part of the CFA/CFFC coaching staff!