Author: Pamela Gagnon

Pamela discovered gymnastics by happenstance. She was six years old and loved playing around the empty living room in her house. Her mom saw her doing splits and signed her up for a local gymnastics class the following week. After the first class, the teacher told her mother to send her to a “real” gymnastics club – and so it began. Pamela reached the national level in high school and continued her endeavors as a scholarship gymnast at a Division I university. After college, Pamela continued coaching gymnastics at night and received her Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career in New Jersey as a fourth grade teacher and continued teaching sixth grade in North Carolina until she had her own family. While raising her two boys, and going to countless tennis and spinning classes, her sister introduced her to CrossFit in 2010, knowing Pamela would love the thought of competition each day and being on her hands again – in handstands. Pamela recently finished eighth at the CrossFit Games Masters Division and has made Regionals as an individual for four consecutive years. She is currently a coach at Rising CrossFit Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina and travels the world as a Lead Coach for CrossFit Gymnastics Certifications with Jeff Tucker. As a busy mother and wife, she feels lucky to be able to coach, train and do gymnastics into her forties.

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