- BA Psychology, International Human Rights & Justice, Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
CrossFit Coach/Nutrition Coach/General Manager
Alex Benson has been involved in CrossFit since 2018. Though new to this sport, Alex has been involved in countless others throughout her life. “At age 5 I started playing basketball and taking dance lessons; by age 8 I added competitive swimming to the docket; and by age 14 I had found yet another passion for volleyball and began playing competitively throughout the country, and on my high school team. I’ve always reveled in the physical challenges associated with mastering a new sport, and being able to push myself outside of my comfort zone.” This is a sentiment she carries through to her coaching of others in CrossFit. “It’s always so rewarding to see someone push past their self-defined capabilities. I often tell people to get out of their own head, to push past that feeling of “I can’t possibly do xyz” – and once they take down that mental barrier, it’s amazing what they accomplish.”
In addition to her experience in sports growing up, Alex is fluent in Spanish, an avid yogi, a hiking fanatic, a bookworm, and a nutrition enthusiast to boot. She’s passionate about continuing to evolve her knowledge of exercise science and nutrition, but above all, she’s passionate about helping people become the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Weightlifting L1
- HSN Nutrition Coach