Keely Shine started CrossFit in 2015 after her twin sister called to rave about her new CrossFit gym in South Carolina. She was hooked from her first class at CrossFit Little Creek in Norfolk, VA. Keely became a certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer in May 2017 and coached at CrossFit Day One in Fort Worth, TX and Audubon CrossFit in Zachary, LA.
Keely was born in Lafayette, IN and has lived all over the country as a Marine Corps brat. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She commissioned in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer in 2013. In 2018 she moved to Baton Rouge, LA to start school at LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine on her way to becoming a veterinarian. She is still actively involved in the Navy as a member of the US Navy Reserves. In May 2019, she married Patrick Shine. Together they have two German Shepherd Dogs, Duke and Mykka, who take up a lot of their free time.
A message from Keely:
Helping people become the best version of themselves is my passion. There is nothing more exciting to me than having new members come to the gym, unsure about what CrossFit is about, and leaving with a big smile on their face knowing that they will be back again the next day. I have always been active, playing soccer and volleyball my entire childhood. I dabbled in weightlifting and other high intensity type workouts in college but never felt drawn to anything the way that I am to CrossFit. I knew that I loved CrossFit but once I went to the Level I Seminar and learned about the methodology behind CrossFit, I was completely sold. I truly believe that health involves all aspects of our lives including what we eat, think, say, and do in and out of the gym. I love the community that CrossFit Virtus has created and it truly does feel like one big family. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to coach all of the wonderful member of the Virtus Family!