CHERYL GOLDEN

Coach

CHERYL GOLDEN

Coach

Biography

A.K.A ABS-BUELA; THE GOLDEN CHILD; THE FITTEST GRANDMOTHER ON PLANET EARTH

IT’S A RARE QUALITY TO DEMAND A HIGH LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY AND WORK ETHIC IN ONESELF AND OTHERS IN EQUAL MEASURES. SUCH IS SECOND NATURE FOR COACH CHERYL. THE EXPECTATIONS SHE HOLDS FOR HER ATHLETES STEMS FROM A DEEP, GENUINE INTEREST IN EVERY PERSON WHO WALKS INTO THE GYM. YOU CAN’T FAKE THE KIND OF PASSSION AND CARE SHE HOLDS FOR HER ATHLETE’S HEALTH, WELL-BEING, AND OVERALL EXPERIENCE. HER PRIMARY GOAL IS FOR YOU TO FEEL BETTER AND BE BETTER VERSIONS OF YOURSELF. SHE DOES SO WITH A LIMITLESS MOTIVATING ENERGY AND AN UNCANNY KNACK FOR WHEN (AND HOW MUCH) TO HOLD YOU BACK AND WHEN TO PUSH YOU. YOU CAN COUNT ON ON TWO THINGS IN A CLASS WITH COACH CHERYL: 1) THE BEST HOUR OF YOUR DAY; 2) YOU’LL WANT TO DO IT ALL AGAIN TOMORROW.

“I AM A MOTHER OF 3 AND A GRANDMOTHER TO ONE AMAZING LIL’ BABY BOY!  I HAVE BEEN AN ATHLETE MY ENTIRE LIFE.  A CENTER FIELDER AS WELL AS A SHORT STOP IN SOFTBALL AND A SETTER IN VOLLEYBALL.  I FIRST JOINED CROSSFIT IN FEBRUARY OF 2014 AND QUICKLY REALIZED MANY OF THE VALUES THAT WERE INSTILLED IN ME FROM MY TEAM EXPERIENCES OVERLAPPED WITH CROSSFIT – HARD WORK, RESILIENCE, EMPOWERMENT, PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, APPRECIATION FOR DIFFERENT ABILITIES, FRIENDSHIP, AND CAMARADERIE. EMPIRE STATE CROSSFIT HAS A SUPPORTIVE AND FUN ATMOSPHERE AND THE COMMUNITY IS STACKED WITH INCREDIBLY CARING, STRONG, AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO CONTINUE TO MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE ME TO COME BACK EACH DAY.

AFTER ALMOST 6 YEARS OF CROSSFIT, I DECIDED TO BECOME A TRAINER BECAUSE I SUPPORT AND BELIEVE THAT CROSSFIT CHANGES/SAVES LIVES.  MANY HAVE ASKED WHY I WAITED SO LONG AND MY ANSWER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I OBTAINED ALL THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF CROSSFIT BEFORE JUMPING IN FRONT OF A CLASS TO NOW TEACH THOSE TO OTHER ATHLETES.   I SPECIALLY WANTED TO BE A TRAINER AT EMPIRE STATE CROSSFIT BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A BOX THAT MADE ME FEEL SO WELCOMED AND UNDERSTOOD. I TRULY ENJOY AND LOVE MOTIVATING AND EMPOWERING OTHERS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. CROSSFIT IS ABOUT PUSHING YOUR LIMITATIONS AND BECOMING THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO BE IN A POSITION TO HELP OTHERS ON THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY.  SOMETIMES YOU WILL LOVE ME AND SOMETIMES YOU WILL HATE ME BUT IF YOU DIDN’T HATE ME A LITTLE BIT…AM I REALLY DOING MY JOB?”