Whitney Doel

Whitney's Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer

About Whitney

Whitney was born in Florida where she grew up in a very fitness-focused family who emphasized the importance of exercise and sport in general.  She was a competitive swimmer from childhood through high school, and competed in triathlons, volleyball, and track & field throughout her adolescent years.  Whitney has always been drawn to sports of all kinds, whether competing herself, supporting others, or watching her favorite teams on TV.

After moving to New Haven, she found herself stuck inside a globo-gym for hours a day, going through the motions and trying to maintain some level of fitness.  It was lonely and boring and she felt her fitness level declining after a few years.  Whitney had heard about this 'CrossFit' style fitness from her cousins in the Marine Corps, but she never realized that it was a growing fitness routine that would soon be available right here in her neighborhood.  In March 2010, she and a few friends were out for drinks and commiserating about how boring their fitness routines had become. They made a promise to each other that they'd go check out "that CrossFit Place off the highway" when it opened to see what the hype was all about.  She showed up on Day 1 and has never looked back.  Each muscle ache has turned into an accomplishment; each fear has become a challenge to face; each weakness has been transformed into an opportunity to become stronger. She was drawn to the strength and weight lifting aspects of CrossFit, and pushed herself to meet ever-changing goals.

CrossFit has changed Whitney's life.  What was once a pursuit of general fitness and 'being in shape' has become a passion, a community, a lifestyle, and a love.   Whitney considers it an honor to coach and train alongside the athletes at CFNH.