Ali Williams
Ali Williams

Age: 25

Hometown
: Kalispell, Montana

Years in CrossFit: 10

HS Athlete of the Year
: Softball (2016)

College
: Carroll College on a Softball scholarship


Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1
Scaling Certification
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Sports Nutritionist
Transformation Specialist
Bachelor’s Degree from Carroll College

Coach

Ali Williams

Fitness, nutrition, and athletics have been and continue to be an integral part of my life. Growing up in the Flathead Valley, I competed in a variety of sports, ranging from ballet to softball. I started CrossFit at 15 as a way to complement the sports I was playing, get stronger, and learn how to properly lift. I instantly fell in love with the sport and the competitive, yet supportive community that surrounded me. While I was one of the youngest members at the gym, I was embraced with open arms by everyone there. In fact, my squat partner was about 15 years older (and 6 inches shorter than me, which made things interesting sometimes!) I grew in that gym in ways I could never have imagined, and placed 1st in my first-ever CrossFit competition they encouraged me to compete in. That gym became a second home to me, and I could not have imagined better people to surround myself with - and I will forever be grateful for my family there. 


I continued to attend CrossFit classes every day possible until I went to college on a softball scholarship. Playing for the Saints became my top priority, and I graduated from Carroll College with a degree in Biology. After college, I became an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, and Transformation Specialist, interning and then working at gyms across the Valley. I got my L1 and began coaching CrossFit at the box I attended before leaving for college, and once again, felt so much support from everyone there. It was about then that I realized why I loved CrossFit so much: it’s not the feeling of getting a new PR, or completing a workout you thought you might die from - it is the community. No matter where I’ve been in my CrossFit journey, I know I can walk into a box and feel like someone is going to push me to be better, cheer me on during my last rep, and truly care about who I am and how I am doing. This is exactly why I love to coach, creating an inclusive, competitive, and fun gym atmosphere.


Outside of CrossFit, I am a Life Coach for adolescents 12-17 years old at Embark Behavioral Health and am currently getting my Master's in Social Work. I spend my free time with family, friends, and my two adorable yellow labs Bear and Sophie. I also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities; coaching youth softball, going to my family’s house on McGregor Lake, and being a homebody watching movies or reading a good book. I’m a Libra, love coffee, Tamarack Brewing in Lakeside and 1000% believe in aliens – and I can’t wait to share my love of CrossFit, and the pursuit of living a better life, with you in class! 

Why I Love Coaching: To me, CrossFit isn’t just getting a new PR, or completing a workout you thought you might die from - it is the community. No matter where I’ve been in my CrossFit journey, I know I can walk into any box and feel like someone is going to push me to be better, cheer me on during my last rep, and truly care about who I am and how I am doing. These are also the reasons I love to coach; to help create an inclusive, competitive, and fun gym atmosphere.

My "Why": To help people become happier and healthier versions of themselves.