Betsy Woods

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation: Mama, Elementary School Physical Education/Nutrition Teacher, Graduate School Student

CrossFit Story: I began CrossFit in 2009 to help me become a stronger endurance athlete, and began coaching in 2010.  Since then, I have consistently expanded my knowledge and growth in CrossFit through managing and programming, training, coaching, participating in seminars, achieving certifications, and gaining 8 years of experience learning from some of the best along the way.  I have always enjoyed the unique energy and camaraderie that CrossFit athletes can give one another.  Boombox is a special place! The positivity, support, leadership, and growth mindset permeates throughout our community, and I am happy to lead and train alongside such wonderful humans.    


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Kids Trainer

  • CrossFit Endurance Certification

  • CrossFit Rowing Certification

  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification

  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

  • American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid Course

  • Certified Birth Doula (2006 DONA)

  • Natural Childbirth Instructor (2007 Bradley Method-AAHCC)

Athletic History: Butler University Track and Field (Distance) and Cross-Country Team
Endurance Athlete (Running | Sprint | Marathon | Trail | Triathlons | Ironman)

Hobbies: Chauffeuring to/from hockey practice/games and team hockey mom (go Oilers!), my boys and everything about them, teaching/coaching (both children and adults), coffee, cooking, swimming in open water, surfing, cycling, literature, writing, hiking and being barefoot outside, and spending most of my time with animals and people I trust and love.