My name is Emily Leffler. I was born in Loma Linda, CA, but I grew up in a military family, so we moved all over the world. I moved to San Antonio in 2015 and when I got here I discovered and immediately got hooked by Helotes CrossFit. From the moment I first picked up a barbell and then collapsed in a puddle of sweat at the end of my first workout, I was addicted. I was encouraged to pursue my Lvl-1 Trainer certification in January despite being very nervous, but there is not a more supportive or welcoming community to learn something new than ours and I have quickly fallen in love with what I do.
I don’t get to spend a ton of time coaching, but I do get to work on all the administrative things that make the gym run, and I get a daily front row seat to our CrossFit community. I have such a passion to see people from every background succeed, supported by the coaches and fellow athletes around them, and my job allows me to facilitate that every day. When I’m not in the gym, which is rare, I love playing sports, hiking with my two pups, snowboarding and wakeboarding whenever I get the chance, and looking for my next adventure.