CrossFit Level 2, Precision Nutrition Level 1, WAG Certified Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, USAW Level 1, NASM certified, Judged Central East Regional (2014), Judged Central Regional (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Judged Rogue Invitational (2019, 2020), Head Judge Filthy 150 (2019), Judged MACC (2021), Judged CrossFit Games (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
Prior to finding CrossFit in her 40’s, Candace was experiencing burnout from running marathons and looking for something more varied, preferably something with barbells! It was love at first lift. Candace went to her first CFL1 in 2009, just a month after doing her first CrossFit.com WOD, and fell in love with the methodology and the community. When she got home, she had to drive an hour to the nearest box. Luckily, Spartan opened just a little over a year later and she became the first person other than Michael to coach in that little warehouse box and was instrumental in the first ever competition held at SCF. While movement of some sort has always been a part of her life, over time Candace realized that it was an incomplete prescription for health. This led her on a years-long nutrition journey, focusing on habit and behavior based nutrition and health coaching. She loves helping people learn about nutrition and how food impacts every aspect of our life. Candace recently left corporate America to focus on coaching and helping people reach their fitness and health goals.