296 Morris Road, Schenectady NY 12303 | 518-374-5968 | info@CrossFitSchenectady.com

COACHES

Helen Lawson

Helen

Head coach/Owner

After spending over 17 years at my ‘grown up job’ I couldn’t stand sitting at a desk anymore. I was weak, tight, in pain, and sick all the time! I felt old! Then, I figured out for myself that the more exercise I got the better I felt.

Once I learned the secret to feeling good, being healthy, strong and fit I wanted to share it with everyone that would listen! In 2006 I got my first Personal Training certification and started taking clients. I look back at those first clients and I’m sure I helped them, however I’ve learned so much since that time. Since then I’ve learned a ton more about strength training (Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe), ACE Certified Personal Trainer Olympic Weightlifting (Greg Everettes books, CrossFit Cert and coach Keith), and constantly varied functional movements (CrossFit).

In 2014 I finally gave up my part-time desk job to focus on making our Schenectady CrossFit the best it can be! I love teaching others how to improve their bodies, their health and their lives.

Fitness Certification and Education:

DATE COURSE NAME
10/26/2014 CrossFit 2-day Level 2 Certification
08/26/2014 CrossFit 2-day Kettlebell Certification
11/20/2011 CrossFit 2-day Certification & written Test
10/10/2010 CrossFit 2-day Olympic Weightlifting Certification
1/17/2010 CrossFit 2-day Level 1 Certification
3/29/2009 CrossFit 2-day POSE Running & Endurance Certification
12/7/2008 CrossFit 2-day Gymnastics Certification
11/22/2008 Advanced Functional Movement Screening
11/1/2008 PIYO (Pilates/Yoga) Instructor Training
3/7/2008 Screening and Assessment for Exercise Programming
2/13/2008 Understanding and Motivating Midlife and Older Adults
1/13/2008 CPR, AED & First Aid
10/17/2007 Implementing a Weight Management Program
9/29/2007 Zumba 1-day instructor training
5/31/2007 American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor Certification
4/30/2007 American Council on Exercise Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
10/1/2006 FiTour Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Helen Lawson

Helen

Helen Lawson

July 6, 2015

After spending over 17 years at my ‘grown up job’ I couldn’t stand sitting at a desk anymore. I was weak, tight, in pain, and sick all the time! I felt old! Then, I figured out for myself that the more exercise I got the better I felt.

Once I learned the secret to feeling good, being healthy, strong and fit I wanted to share it with everyone that would listen! In 2006 I got my first Personal Training certification and started taking clients. I look back at those first clients and I’m sure I helped them, however I’ve learned so much since that time. Since then I’ve learned a ton more about strength training (Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe), ACE Certified Personal Trainer Olympic Weightlifting (Greg Everettes books, CrossFit Cert and coach Keith), and constantly varied functional movements (CrossFit).

In 2014 I finally gave up my part-time desk job to focus on making our Schenectady CrossFit the best it can be! I love teaching others how to improve their bodies, their health and their lives.

Fitness Certification and Education:

DATE COURSE NAME
10/26/2014 CrossFit 2-day Level 2 Certification
08/26/2014 CrossFit 2-day Kettlebell Certification
11/20/2011 CrossFit 2-day Certification & written Test
10/10/2010 CrossFit 2-day Olympic Weightlifting Certification
1/17/2010 CrossFit 2-day Level 1 Certification
3/29/2009 CrossFit 2-day POSE Running & Endurance Certification
12/7/2008 CrossFit 2-day Gymnastics Certification
11/22/2008 Advanced Functional Movement Screening
11/1/2008 PIYO (Pilates/Yoga) Instructor Training
3/7/2008 Screening and Assessment for Exercise Programming
2/13/2008 Understanding and Motivating Midlife and Older Adults
1/13/2008 CPR, AED & First Aid
10/17/2007 Implementing a Weight Management Program
9/29/2007 Zumba 1-day instructor training
5/31/2007 American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor Certification
4/30/2007 American Council on Exercise Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
10/1/2006 FiTour Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/02/6023002/tmp/sess_77onuua8f26cuq7ar5uofgufc7, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0