Anna Dooley

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Anna considered herself an athlete for the first time in her life after joining Tangletown CrossFit in December 2012. Having a tricky relationship with food, exercise, and weight starting in high school, popular mainstream advice led her down many paths, some good, some not so good. After gaining and losing the “freshman 15” multiple times through college, it was after graduating that she realized something was wrong. The Paleo diet finally set her on the path to real health, introducing her to new and better ideas about functional movement, real food, strength training, fitness, the pitfalls of the standard american diet. Since 2011, Anna has been passionate about health and wellness achieved by eating real food, practicing functional movement, reducing stress, finding happiness, and sleeping. CrossFit has shown her that she is so much more than how she looks and she loves challenging herself to new feats of physical and mental fitness. The community that comes along with it is a major bonus.

Anna has been coaching CrossFit since 2014. Her favorite part of coaching is helping people connect to and move their body better, whether through lifting heavy things, gaining mobility, reducing pain, or simply learning the coordination it takes to squat for the first time.

Outside of CrossFit, Anna has a passion for playing co-rec broomball and volleyball, learning to use the Instant Pot and working on meal prep, doing too many things, and sleeping as much as she can. She also works as a personal trainer at the University of Minnesota Rec Center while going to school for Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching. She lives around Minneapolis with her partner in crime, Isaac, and their low-key dog, Sunny.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified

Education

  • Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching – Current Student