Hi, I’m Antonette Semklo, founder of RaceStart Training. Words that best define me are: wife, sister, friend, coach, athlete, and entrepreneur. Over the last 10 years I’ve worked at several franchise and CrossFit facilities. After joining the CrossFit community in 2011, it’s safe to say that CrossFit has heavily impacted my training and coaching.
My style of training is very open minded. I have studied and experimented with many different training methods. Growing up I was a 4 year varsity athlete in basketball and track & field -Naturally this had an effect. In college, I discovered the sport of Ultimate Frisbee (not to be confused with Frisbee Golf), and went on to win the championship! This has fueled my competitive drive in life, and given my coaching style a well rounded edge. After years of building a background in exercise science, and training with some of the best local coaches and athletes, RaceStart Training was born.
I believe in educating athletes to help them understand why they are practicing specific exercises, rather than JUST instructing. My passion and belief in what I preach continues to drive clients until they become the best version of themselves. Steve Jobs said it best, “Surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it in yourself”. I have an excellent history with mentoring others to achieve what once seemed to be impossible- and that is why I love what I do.
“You can’t continue to do the same thing and expect to see different results”.
- Bachelor of Science, Carroll University
- ISSA Certified
- BTF Certified
- CPR/AED Certified
- ACE studies
- CrossFit Athlete
CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE/CONTINUED EDU CERTS:
- Physiology of Resistance Training, Part 1, 2, and 3
- Interval Trianing for Fitness Performance
- CF-Level 1
- YMCA Interactive Fitness Trainers: Conditioning, Flexibility, Balance, FitCamp
- YMCA Behavioral Mgmnt & Healthy Lifestyle Workshop
Thank you for your interest in RaceStart Training! I look forward to hearing from you 🙂
Founder, Head Coach
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