Shannon de Peralta

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Shannon de Peralta

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
Dusty Hyland CrossFit Gymnastics
OPEX Athlete Camp

I grew up in San Diego California...

…and at 5 years old I was introduced to gymnastics.  I was immersed in the sport until I was 17, and then shortly after began coaching gymnastics while attending the University of San Francisco, where I was an NCAA Division 1 Cheerleader for 4 years.  During this time, a fellow ex-gymnast friend introduced me to CrossFit as something “fun and competitive” to try.  Eventually as my passion for CrossFit grew, I began CrossFit coaching after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and a minor in Biochemistry… yes I’m a closet nerd.

My favorite movements to coach are the highly technical ones (Snatch, HSPU, etc.). I live for the “light bulb moment:” that moment when the athlete’s face lights up, when something challenging finally clicks. That is what drives my passion for coaching.

I am also passionate about my own CrossFit training and have been focusing on my competitive side; recently I’ve competed at:

  • 2017 CrossFit Games California Regional (21st, Individual)
  • 2017 CrossFit Games Open (9th, Northern California)
  • WODapalooza (15th, Individual Women’s RX Division)