Emily Brookins




Emily began coaching weightlifting in 2011 while teaching high school in Orlando, Florida.  After moving to Colorado in the summer of 2015, she earned her CF-L1 and began coaching CrossFit. In her younger years, Emily was a competitive dancer, but the subjective nature of that sport ultimately fueled her passion for weightlifting and distance running.  She has always enjoyed the objective measure of success in these sports; the numbers on the clock and on the barbell never lie, and this objective and measurable nature drove her to fall in love with CrossFit. 

Additionally, her experience in coaching youth weightlifting fueled her desire and love for coaching CrossFit.  She has always been inspired by her athletes’ ever-growing confidence and the effect that the sport has beyond the numbers measured at the gym.  She finds that there’s no greater feeling than those that arise from helping individuals of all ages and athletic backgrounds improve their physical, and more importantly, their mental health, through the community of CrossFit.



  • Bachelors in Sociology

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • Red Cross CPR and AED