CFA Welcomes Our Newest Coach: Adrienne “Ade” Patterson

CrossFit Austin is excited to welcome Adrienne as the newest addition to our coaching staff!   Adrienne will be coaching our new Youth Fitness Program, along with Coach L.V.  We feel very lucky to have such a passionate, talented and energetic person join our team!

Here’s a little more about Coach Ade:

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Hi CFA Family! My name’s Adrienne – and I’m honored to have the opportunity to introduce myself as the newest addition to your CFA Team. I relocated to Austin from San Diego 4 years ago and can’t imagine myself calling anywhere else home. I never knew love for a city like I do now… Austin and all it offers continuously keeps me eager to explore it’s everthing! Currently, I’m the Director at the Primrose School of Shady Hollow in South Austin and have been working with youth since 2004. I received my B.A. in Human Development with a focus on Children’s Services from California State University San Marcos in San Diego. Prior to my relocation to Austin in 2009, I thoroughly enjoyed my work as Director for My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in San Diego. It is there that I learned my true love and passion for youth fitness and making fitness fun. After finding CrossFit a year ago my life changed. We all know the benefits CrossFit can offer however, we all have our own stories about how it fits into our personal journeys. For me, CrossFit was life changing, teaching me mental and physical strength, stamina and failure. I now know my physical and mental being more than ever. I think the thing I love about CrossFit more than anything else is that you get to be a kid all over again – and being a kid at heart, this was speaking my language! Lifting heavy stuff. Throwing heavy stuff. Jumping. Running. Skipping. Monkey Bars. Pull-ups. Rope Climbs. Where else in your adult life do you get to come together and do these things?!

I know I’ve truly found my two passions in life; Functional Fitness and Child/Adolescent Development. I received my L1 CrossFit Trainer Certification in 2012 and am thrilled to join the already phenomenal team at CFA. More than anything, I’m excited to bring out the FUN in functional fitness with CFA’s youth program! I’m a fairly new face to CFA, so say hello if I don’t catch you first!