Whitney Dean


I believe high intensity interval training is what evolution designed my body to do. I’ve read a black bear can run 35 miles per hour from almost a standstill. Now, I know I can’t outrun a bear, but I want to give myself a fighting chance in every scenario life throws at me. Sprinting, throwing, pulling, flipping, tearing; stamina, speed, endurance, strength, flexibility--I want to be good at it all. Preparedness.

I was introduced to CrossFit after injuring myself in a bicycle-vehicle collision. I soon found reprieve from the aches and pains of endurance sports, as I had spent years racking on mileage as a runner and cyclist, while neglecting fundamental elements of wellness and health such as balanced strength and stability, full range of motion in the joints, and core to extremity conditioning.

I’m not saying CrossFit is the fountain of youth, but at 38 years old, my optimal performance is better than it was fifteen years ago. So...

I earned my Level 2 CrossFit Trainer and CrossFit Mobility certifications in 2015. I’m also a certified Emergency Medical Technician with current certification in CPR and ACLS. I hold a Master of Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing. Much of my essay writing focuses on the relationships we cultivate with our own bodies, the past, and the animus world, demanding continuous and developing research in the fields of physiology and sports psychology. I find us humans endlessly fascinating.

Other interests include animal welfare, my vinyl record collection, cycling, and jiu jitsu. I volunteer at the Horse Protection League as a feeder and advocate for the welfare of horses and donkeys. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke. I’m a southerner by birth (Sunshine State), but I don’t know how anything could tear me away from the mountains, now. I reside in Denver with my two-jerk dogs, Pony Boy and Soda Pop. My sissy, Abby, lives nine blocks away.



  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer
  • Emergency Medical Technician (CPR and ACLS)