Carrie “Tulip” TeborekOwner & Coach
While growing up on the East Coast, Carrie played field hockey and competed on several State Championship teams. While at William Smith, she competed on the Colleges Field Hockey Team in 2 Division III National Championships, winning in 2001.Once Carrie graduated from College, she struggled to find a fitness routine that motivated and pushed her as hard as she was pushed while playing sports her whole life. She missed the drive that her teammates created to push herself to new limits. She tried every gym and fitness class in the North Shore to look for some variation to keep her interested in working out. She learned CrossFit concepts while working with a personal trainer and quickly saw the positive effects and variation it provided. She began looking for CrossFit boxes in the area and attended the CrossFit 847 Grand Opening in October 2011. After doing CrossFit type workouts in small group settings with her trainer, a CrossFit grand opening was an eye opening experience.
She immediately fell in love with the community or “team” aspect with this type of workout and was hooked. She felt she had finally found what she had been searching for since she graduated College and left her team behind. She found a new “team” or otherwise known as a CrossFit community to continue to help push her to new limits!
Carrie competed in the 2011 CrossFit Open where she qualified as a team member of CrossFit 847 for the 2011 North Central Regionals at Navy Pier. Her team placed 16th overall after competing for the first time. She remembers feeling more nervous during the CrossFit competition than she did in a National Field Hockey Championship game! Her most memorable moment was when she was completing an Open WOD and had 10 seconds left to attempt a muscle up after 60 barbell facing burpees and 30 Overhead Squats at 90 lbs. She had never been able to do a muscle up at this point but her whole box was cheering her on. She grabbed the rings, closed her eyes, and the next thing she new she was up on the rings in a locked out position when the clock beeped time! The whole box was screaming in amazement but no one was more surprised than her! This moment is when she truly felt the power of community and how it goes hand in hand with CrossFit. The combination of an awesome coach, hard work, and awesome people around you is a perfect recipe to push you to do things that you never thought possible.
Once Carrie received her Level One Certification to become a CrossFit coach, she quickly signed up to receive her CrossFit Kids Certification as well. Carrie implements CrossFit concepts into her daily classes as an elementary school PE teacher. She strongly believes that CrossFit is the best overall method of training both the young and elderly alike, improving coordination, strength, and overall functional ability! Not to mention giving people of all ablities the confidence to try new things and to do what they never thought was possible. She truly enjoys seeing the same surprised look on both kids and adults faces when they do something that they didn’t think they could do!
Carrie is now a mother and has experienced the benefits of CrossFit training throughout her pregnancy and feels she has first hand knowledge in many modifications appropriate for training during pregnancy. She is continuing to find even more benefits than she even imagined of CrossFit training as well as being a part of a caring community post pregnancy. Carrie can usually be found juggling her passions in life as a mother and a wife, as an owner/coach/athlete of CrossFit e-town, and as an elementary P.E. teacher.
Certifications & Accomplishments
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Kids Trainer
- CrossFit Mobility Trainer
- USAW Level 1 Sports and Performance Olympic Lifting Coach
- 2011 North Central Regional Team Competitor
- Seminars/Clinics: Olympic Lifting with Roger Neilsen, Outlaw Way Doomsday Tour Training Camp with Rudy Nielsen
- CPR/AED Certified