Avery comes to CFSBK with over 14 years of coaching experience that include nearly a decade serving as a head coach of CrossFit NYC, one of the largest and oldest affiliates in the world. In her time there she served as the lead programmer, ran the competition team, (including coaching a 60+ year old masters athlete all the way to the CrossFit Games) and coached thousands of hours with individuals and groups of all levels.
Avery holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree which she received from Hunter College. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and also completed a residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. Outside of CFSBK, she treats people with orthopedic and neurologic conditions (i.e. Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, post-Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury) and uses these skills in the gym setting working with people returning to fitness after injury.
As an athlete, Avery participated in kettlebell sport competitions at the national and international level in classic lifts (10 minutes with one hand switch) and half marathons (30 minutes). She holds master of sport ranks and several national records in the 63 kg weight class for 16 kg snatch, 16 kg single arm biathlon (snatch and jerk), and 20 kg snatch half marathon.
Avery’s area of expertise includes working with those new to CrossFit, competitive CrossFitters, Olympic Weightlifters, Kettlebell Sport athletes, older adults, and people with neurologic diagnoses.
Additional credentials Avery holds are: CrossFit Level 2 trainer, Certified Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer (AIT), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), IKSFA Level 2 Kettlebell Sport Coach, and USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach.