Coach Haley Byrnes

Haley “Hales” Byrnes

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Degree/Certificates:

CrossFit Level 2

CrossFit Movement & Mobility

CrossFit Endurance

USA Weightlifting L1SP

Certified Sports Nutritionist, International Fitness Association

BA English & Sociology, Emmanuel College 2010

CrossFit Accomplishments or Career Highlights:

3rd Place Northeast Regional Team Competitor, 2011

CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup Team Competitor, 2011

2nd Place Northeast Regional Team Competitor, 2012

CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup Team Competitor, 2012

4th Place Northeast Regional Team Competitor, 2013

Boston Marathon Finisher, 2010 & 2014

Favorite or Best CrossFit Movement: Anything involving a barbell!

Words of encouragement to new CrossFitters: Keep it fun! Nobody should dread coming to the gym every day. You’ll find that in the beginning, learning all of the new movements and terms can be overwhelming and, at times, frustrating. But don’t let it get you down! Instead of focusing on the things you cannot do (yet!), be proud of what you are accomplishing on a daily basis, and be sure to make friends with the person lifting on the platform next to you. Progress and performance will come with time as long as you continue to show up… which you are much more likely to do if you leave here each day with a smile on your face!

Born & raised in Medford, MA, Haley graduated from Emmanuel College in 2010 with a degree in English and Sociology. While training for the 2010 Boston Marathon, Haley found CrossFit. Bored with logging countless miles each day, she loved CrossFit’s constantly varied programming and competitive nature and quickly replaced her running shoes with oly shoes. Haley is a true example of the progress that can be achieved through CrossFit– going from being unable to do one pushup to competing on a team at the 2011 CrossFit Games
in just over a year. As a coach, she loves to help new athletes begin their own CrossFit journeys and exceed their expectations