Kaizen Coach Selene
Master’s of Science in Sports Studies
CrossFit Level II Coach
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 Coach
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
CPR/First Aid Certified
I have always been a sports and nutrition fanatic, ever since I can remember. Playing volleyball in college, I tried every diet imaginable to try and get in the best shape possible for my sport. I witnessed my teammates struggling with eating disorders and suffered through some disordered eating myself. I wanted to be healthy, I wanted to be fit, and I wanted to be happy but I didn’t know how. Through several years of trial and error, I finally found a way of eating that was sustainable and effective.
It wasn’t until after college that I began doing CrossFit and following a Paleo-Zone diet. I was playing pro beach volleyball and needed to be super fit to compete, especially being only 5’6. The combination of CrossFit and eating healthy, not only got me in the best shape of my life, it allowed me perform at my best. I’ve also benefited from using a superfood nutrition and nutritionally supported cleansing system that provides all the vitamins and trace minerals that we can’t get from our food. Intermittent fasting has been proven to help naturally detox the body as well as decrease visceral body fat.
In 2008, I completed my CrossFit Level I Certification and helped open CrossFit West Santa Cruz with co-owner Sam Radetsky. I was also the head volleyball coach at UC Santa Cruz for 6 years and trained several of the teams on campus.
In 2010, I moved from California to Minnesota to coach volleyball at Winona State University. In 2012, I opened CrossFit La Crosse with co-owner Peter Olson. I currently live in South Florida where I compete in beach volleyball and coach CrossFit and indoor volleyball.
My passions are CrossFit, health, sports, fitness and nutrition. I absolutely love helping people reach their goals and witnessing the physical and mental transformations take place.
I don’t like the word “diet” but I do like where the word comes from. The Greek root of the word “diaeta” literally means “way of living”, and that is what this is all about. Finding a way of eating, a lifestyle, that you can maintain while still enjoying food. My philosophy is summed up in one word, “Kaizen”, a Japanese word which means “constant daily improvement”. My goal is to help you reach yours. One step at a time, one day at a time and one meal and one workout at a time. Small changes can equal big results!