Whitney Doel

Whitney's Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer

About Whitney

About Whitney:

As a lifelong athlete in a variety of sports from track to volleyball to triathlons to swimming, I've always been drawn to fitness in some capacity. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida where we played sports outside all year long. In middle school and high school I narrowed my interest specifically to swimming and swam for both my school and club teams.  I remained active in college and afterward, though my time was limited for sport endeavors and the pursuit of fitness became more challenging to keep up with.  A few moves North landed me in Connecticut and working out in a "globo" gym for the first time ever. I didn't know what to do, which machines to use, or in what frequency as I always had a coach to help me with this.  Fast forward two years and intro CFNH.  I learned about CFNH from a friend and showed up on the first day it opened. I was so humbled by the workout and my perceived fitness vs. my actual fitness so I signed up right there and I’ve never looked back. 

Following a few years as a CFNH athlete I began to realize that I had something more to offer and started the road to coaching, first with the CrossFit Kids Classes, then the regular classes, and now Olympic Weightlifting as well. I LOVE coaching! It's a rare opportunity to help people truly discover their potential and passion through fitness, and then see them thrive, and grow, and become more confident. My favorite coaching moments are when an athlete has that "ah-ha" moment during a lift when the timing, adjustments, and components of the movement sync up to make the perfect lift - the one you've been telling them would come with patience and perfect practice - and suddenly the gates are open and this athlete has become a weightlifting machine!  I am truly grateful to be part of such an incredible community of support and love. Joining CFNH has been one of the best decisions I've made in my 30+ years of life. CFNH and its members have become my home and family away from home. There is some kind of magic that happens when you mix sweat, love, clanging barbells, and loud music together with an awesome group of like-minded people.

Nowadays I spend most of my coaching with a focus on Olympic Weightlifting and strength training.  I’m passionate about young people and fitness, and I look forward to the opportunity to share that passion with you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re interested in learning more about weightlifting or have a teenager who is interested. You can reach me at whitney@crossfitnewhaven.com

I look forward to seeing you at the gym soon!