Nicole Horner

Coach

Squat: 225 lbs

Squat Clean: 150lb

Mile run: 6:43

Front squat: 190

DU: 81

3RM OH squat: 125

Qualifications

Crossfit Level 1 Certification

Bachelors in Business Administration & MBA in Finance

Played D1 Volleyball

Director of Ops at Arlington Physical Therapy

About Coach

I grew up being highly involved in athletics, volleyball, more specifically. I loved the teamwork and competitive aspect of the sport which has shaped much of my outlook on life. It was my dream to play volleyball in college and after much work and thousands of hours of practice, I finally signed to play for a D1 volleyball team. My experience playing in college taught me the importance of perseverance, and endurance, not only talent. Talent can only get you so far... but, perseverance and endurance produce character and will far outweigh just talent. Once my time playing volleyball came to an end I felt I lost my purpose in training and it wasn't until my boyfriend (now husband) invited me to try CrossFit. I was nervous and hesitant at first but, I went and I was instantly hooked. I found in Crossfit all the things I had loved about Volleyball... the teamwork, the camaraderie, the competitiveness, and the drive. As a coach and an athlete, I hope to be the person that helps push others to achieve goals they had not thought possible. To feel strong. To feel fit. To feel like they have the ability to reach their maximum potential inside and outside of the gym!

Turning Point

My turning point in life happened in High School and the enemy I fought, and continue to fight, is my internal doubt... In High school, I participated in Club volleyball which is super competitive. I was determined to make the top club team in my age division the next season so, I spent every day at the club training and conditioning for tryouts. No one had worked harder to make it on the team... Yet, tryouts came and I didn't make it. It was easy to seek blame outside of myself but in reality, it was no one's fault but my own. It was then that I realized sports and life are hugely impacted by mental toughness. I relied so heavily on what others thought of my performance that it created doubt and fear in my own capabilities. Though internal doubt and people-pleasing is something I continue to struggle with it has been since that life experience where I was able to identify this "enemy" and seek to fight against it.

Motivation & Passion

My purpose for coaching is to be a supporter and motivator for my athletes. One of my favorite aspects of coaching is when an athlete has a "lightbulb moment" and either understands how a movement should be done or has done a movement they've never been able to do before. I love going over new movements with athletes and breaking them down for them to be able to pull it all together in one solid motion. I am motivated by my athletes and in turn for myself because I also know that in helping teach and explain movements, I will also become a better athlete!

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