Joelle Emery grew up playing soccer, basketball, and softball and was a 12 season varsity athlete in high school. In college, she was a starting defender on the Tufts’ soccer team and played in the NCAA Final Four. Throughout her soccer career, she was awarded All-Academic Team,Joelle All-NESCAC Second Team, and All-New England Third Team. After graduation and years of being active, she suddenly found herself without the structure and motivation to stay in shape that team sports had always provided. A series of gyms came and went while her frustration grew.
Shortly after Joelle’s move to Michigan, a friend suggested that CrossFit might be the solution. She went in for her introductory session and was hooked. There she found a community of people who motivated her to push for constant improvement and find a level of confidence and strength she didn’t know was possible. Joelle now pursues extra training with the goal of eventually qualifying for Regionals.
Joelle has Bachelor’s Degrees in Child Development and Psychology from Tufts University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She pursued her education with the goal of helping people, but since finding Crossfit, has realized that counseling is not the only way to achieve this. The improvements to her own health and happiness through CrossFit have inspired her to dedicate her future to helping others to also discover their capabilities, achieve their goals, and take pride in their own strength.
Joelle holds the following certifications:
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Weightlifting
- CrossFit Kids
- CrossFit Judge 2015
- International Kettlebell Fitness Federation Level 1
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach