Coach Tara Pettas
I grew up playing all kinds of sports and stuck with softball which I played in college. I graduated with my Elementary Education degree and was a first grade teacher for two years! I eventually made my way to Seattle, Pasadena (Los Angeles) then down here to Phoenix. My wife, Amanda, my pup, Benny and I wanted to be closer to family and purchase our own home which we did. I currently work for lululemon at Scottsdale Fashion.
I started CrossFit quickly after graduating college. I didn’t have anything to keep me motivated to workout anymore and I missed that feeling of competition (with others + myself). I joined CrossFit Winter Park in the beginning of 2014 and the rest is history! I quickly fell in love with the community, the CrossFit methodology and the changes I was seeing in my body. I was confident and strong. I wanted to help others reach their own goals no matter what they were and had a passion for teaching (hence my teaching degree). I have such a passion for connecting with others, coaching someone how to just move their body, get their first pull up or even help them discover a better version of themselves. I truly believe everyone can come into a gym and leave 1% better than they were when they walked in.
- Love sports. Amanda and I are both big Seahawks fans which I know a lot of Cardinals fans give us a hard time about!
- I’ve taught CF Kids for many years under my teaching knowledge.
- I love to teach any gymnastic movements!
Local Competitions in Florida, Seattle and Los Angeles
12th place team Wodapalooza 2015
Top 100th North West female in 2017
Undergraduate in Elementary Education
Nutrition certification in Precision Nutrition + NASAM