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Darcy Franklin

Darcy Franklin


Having been a lifelong runner, Darcy took up the sport of triathlon in 2001 and was hooked after winning her age group at her first event. She enjoyed the variety triathlon had to offer as opposed to just running and noticed an increase in fitness. She placed on the podium for most of the races she participated in, even at the elite level. In 2008 she added CrossFit to her routine and found even greater fitness through constantly varied workouts. She has never looked back.

A former middle school science teacher, Darcy loved working with that age group. She went into teaching with the goal of making science fun for everyone and showing kids they could have success. Her approach to exercise is exactly the same and coaching CrossFit makes this easy. Everyone claims it is fun (when it’s over) and they have their own measurable progress. Outside of the gym Darcy likes to spend time with her family and friends, read and eat peanut butter.

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter & Coffee
Favorite Vacation Spot: Kauai – North Shore
Favorite Sport to Watch // Play: Play: any yard games, watch: hockey
Favorite Cheat Food: I’m boring – I don’t have one. Usually it’s something convenient when I am starving and I need something in a pinch. I crave meat.
Favorite Adult Beverage: Pale Ale (NOT IPA).
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner and why? Breakfast because it’s easy, delicious and usually compliant.
Horror, Action, Comedy, RomCom? Action/Comedy – because usually the whole family can watch these. Jason Bourne is a family favorite.
Dogs or Cats? DOGS!
Life Pet Peeve(s): 1. Unthoughtful people – I mean, you are walking into Costco and you NEED a cart. Why don’t you take one from the cart rack? Save someone else the trip. Or better yet, I am almost done emptying mine, do you want it? 2. Distracted drivers. 3. Road bikers that don’t follow the road rules.
3 Hobbies outside of CrossFit: Family hiking, reading and dancing.
3 Things on your Life Bucket List: Go to Iceland and New Zealand. Perform in some sort of play. Get our annual Oktoberfest party going at our house (Hammerschlagen anyone???).
Embarrassing Childhood Memory: I was riding my brother’s BMX bike (that didn’t have a seat). I put the brakes on while on sand, flipped over the handle bars (no helmet!!) and landed face down. My headband landed over my eyes and I briefly thought I was blind. I walked away with a broken wrist – eye sight perfectly fine.
Favorite Childhood Memory: Being outside ALL day: salamander/frog hunting, fort making, swimming (we all had pools), going for airplane rides (long story).
Certifications & Education

• Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
• Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction
• ACE Group Fitness Trainer
• CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
• CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
• CCFT (CF-L3)
• CrossFit Kids
• CrossFit Endurance
• CrossFit Oly Lifting
• USAW Level 1 Sports Performance
• FMS Certified Professional
• BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

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