Grace began her CrossFit journey in August 2012 with no prior experience in the fitness industry. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at UBC, she began a career in law enforcement that involved long shifts and an unstable work/life balance. Based on a coworker’s recommendation, Grace found a local CrossFit affiliate close to where she lived and decided to give it a try. Little did she know, it would transpire into a journey that positively changed her life physically & mentally.
Some of Grace’s CrossFit and Weightlifting accomplishments since 2012 are as follows:
3rd place – Team, 2014 Sweatfest Challenge
3rd place – 63kg, 2015 Icebreaker Challenge, BCWA sanctioned meet
1st place & overall top female weightlifter – 63kg, 2015 BCWA Kilopen
3rd place – 63kg, 2015 BCWA Provincials
1st place – Team, 2016 Fraser Valley Throwdown
2nd place – Team, 2017 Okanagan Valley Throwdown
1st place – Female Law Enforcement Officer, Canada West, 2017 CrossFit Open
2nd place – Team, 2017 Fraser Valley Throwdown
3rd place – 63kg, 2017 BCWA Kilopen
1st place – Team, 2018 Winter Pure Payne Throwdown
1st place – Female Law Enforcement Officer, Canada West, 2018 CrossFit Open
1st place – Team, 2018 Summer Pure Payne Throwdown
In 2016, Grace successfully completed the CrossFit Level 1 Certification and has been coaching group classes at Panda Performance Lab. Through the years of training as a local competitive CrossFit athlete, Grace has also found a passion in helping people discover their own physical and mental transformation journey. She firmly believes that personal growth is not bound within the walls of the gym; rather, it is a unique and individual transformation that permeates into all aspects of life.
Grace plans on working towards obtaining a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism certification as well as the CrossFit Level 2 certification in the near future.