Colorado born and raised, Tessie grew up camping, snowboarding, and trying out just about every sport imaginable. After 10 years of gymnastics, cheerleading took the lead through high school and college.
Tessie was a D1 competitive cheerleader at CU Boulder on a top 10 nationally ranked team. After college, she competed in and won overall champion in her 1st NPC natural Bodybuilding Competition, which inspired her move to pursue fitness modeling and Hip Hop dancing in Los Angeles in 2011.
Now after full transition over to CrossFit coach and lifestyle inspirationalist (it’s now a word), Tessie has an expansive range of passions and accomplishments. She has competed in the SoCal CrossFit Regionals team division, and is a Level 1 and 2 CrossFit Coach, as well as an ACE certified personal trainer and former NASM personal training instructor at the Southern California Health Institute. She was recently featured in a Buzzfeed CrossFit video, and has trained/coached multiple celebrities in LA.
She is also a certified group leadership trainer and emotional intelligence specialist. In her spare time, you can find her in a coffee shop writing, reading a personal development book, or laughing and dancing with friends.
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