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Helene Bouchard

  • Co-Owner CrossFit Santa Cruz Central
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since 2008
  • Olympic Lifting Certification
  • Power Lifting Certification
  • Gymnastics Certification
  • Mobility Certification
  • Trigger Point Certification
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Senior Fitness Specialist

I am a lifelong fitness enthusiast, a former distance runner, an avid cyclist, and a dedicated CrossFitter. Although my training regimens continually called for weight-based training in support of my endurance activities, I hated the environment of gyms, hated being inside for my workouts, and found the workouts generally boring. Then, in 2005, I found CrossFit. This is not a traditional gym. The workouts are challenging mentally and physically, but the community and the overall feeling of support are what make CrossFit unique.

As a baby-boomer myself and the mother of three teenagers, I particularly enjoy working with individuals who may have gotten away from athletics for awhile and want to get back into it, as well as those who just know they need to get moving to stay active and vital as they get older. Following Jim Baker’s lead, I use the CrossFit method to develop programs not just for the elite athlete, but for the rest of us who want to develop the fitness level we need to live well.