April GhiroliCrossFit & Weightlifting Coach

    April Ghiroli

    CrossFit & Weightlifting Coach

    April has always been a fan of competition. Growing up as one of four girls, she participated in all kinds of sports at an early age: basketball, tennis, street hockey. One of her shining moments was winning an all boys Tae Kwon Do competition as a 10-year-old, a form of karate she practiced for more than a decade.

    A former high school swimmer, April was recruited to play softball at the University of Pittsburgh and continued to lift and do functional movement training at traditional globo gyms. She found CrossFit in November 2012, while training for a marathon and was drawn to the competition.

    A voracious learner, April earned her CrossFit Level One in November 2014, and has worked on olympic weightlifting with Olympian Cara Heads Slaughter for the past two years. She is an Eat to Perform Certified Nutrition Coach, helping people build better relationships with food and eat to fuel their performance in the gym. She is a firm believer in attacking weaknesses and moving with virtuosity.

    Coaching Experience and Certifications

    Coaching Experience

    CrossFit:  3+ Years

    Certifications

    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • Eat to Perform Certified Nutrition Coach

    Coaching and Athletic Accomplishments

    Athletic Accomplishments

    • 2016 12 Labours CrossFit Resolution Games – 3rd place
    • NCAA Division-I collegiate softball team at the University of Pittsburgh
    • 2015 OSS Weightlifting Meet – 2nd place (75kg class)
    • 2015 GRID Invitational athlete
    • 2006 PONY Softball Nationals – 5th place
    • 2005 ASA Softball Eastern Nationals – 1st place
    • 2003 Connecticut High School Softball State Champions
    • Three-time H.S. record holder as a member of the swimming and diving team