Carol Letner

Carol Letner

Coach, Physical Therapist

1:52 PR Half Marathon

My husband and I ran a full marathon the day after we got married

Former sprint and Olympic distance triathlete

210# deadlift

I eat at least 8 cups of vegetables on most days of the week


CrossFit L1 Coach

Owner of Inspire Rehabilitation and Wellness

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology

Credentialed Physical Therapist in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment

NASM Personal Trainer

Precision Nutrition Coach (coming soon!)

About Coach

I grew up in a small town of 1000 people in Central Illinois. I was an active child but always struggled with my weight. My family was not really into exercise so that wasn't part of our daily routine. As a teenager, I found an old exercise bike and VCR with exercise videos in our basement and set up a small gym. I also started running around the neighborhood at that time as well. I continued running in college for pleasure and added weight training to keep my stress in check. After graduation from college, I began doing running races and triathlons with my co-workers. From that point on, fitness and nutrition became a very important part of my life. When I found Kingman CrossFit, I knew that was the place I was meant to be. I found a whole gym full of people who had the same interests in fitness and nutrition. Now as a coach, I can share that with others to help them achieve their fitness and nutrition goals.

Turning Point

My turning point in my life was after getting divorced in my late 30's with 2 young boys. It was at this time that I learned I could achieve anything that I truly put my heart into. At the time, I was in the middle of my doctorate and it would have been very easy to give up on that dream. I decided that I had set out to complete this goal and that nothing was going to stop me. When I saw the looks on my boys' faces when I walked across that stage, I knew it was all worth it. Since that time, I have continued to set goals and put my heart into achieving them. Opening my physical therapy practice and becoming a CrossFit coach are just two examples of ways I push and challenge myself to be better.

Motivation & Passion

Over my 29 years as a physical therapist, I have seen all kinds of injuries including those that occurred during CrossFit. I realized that having well-trained coaches (like we do at Kingman CrossFit) who are focused on proper form significantly reduces those risks. When I joined CrossFit, I realized that my expertise as a therapist would be very helpful as a CrossFit coach. As a coach, I focus on proper form as well as helping athletes with injuries stay safe in the gym. I have seen the huge benefits of having CrossFit and the CrossFit community in my life and I want everyone to experience that too!

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