Nationality: United States
Profession: CrossFit Athlete
Favorite Blend: FitAid
CrossFit Games qualifier 2014-2015 (6th, 24th)
1st Place CrossFit Regionals 2014-2015
1st Place CrossFit Invitational Team USA 2014
2006 University of Georgia Gymnastics National Champs
Coach, co-owner, CrossFit athlete at CrossFit Terminus. Emily was a former collegiate gymnast at the University of Georgia, where she studied exercise science and graduated in 2009. She was plagued with a back injury during the later years as a gymnast, which eventually led to the end of her career. Emily always valued fitness and training, but as a born competitor, she missed the competitive aspect of her life.
She found CrossFit in June of 2010 and immediately knew she found what she was missing. Not only did CrossFit strengthen her back and rid her of pain, CrossFit became her new sport.
Emily has competed in the South East Regional Competition for the past 5 years, where she placed in the top 10 every year. She competed with a team in the 2013 CrossFit Games. In 2014 she placed first at the CrossFit Games Southeast Regional, and finished 6th at the 2014 CrossFit Games. Most recently Emily won the first annual Atlantic regional where 2 regions competed for 5 spots to the 2015 CrossFit Games. In doing so, she punched another ticket to the 2015 CrossFit Games.
Ben Benson is Emily's coach and Fiance, and they are getting married in November of this year. Outside of the gym, Emily enjoys trying new restaurants, playing golf and tennis, playing with her dog Dottie, and spending time with her friends and family!
I train 5 or 6 days/week, usually broken up into 2 sessions per day.