Soupha Jones has been CrossFitting for an astounding nine years and specializes in weightlifting. She learned to love CrossFit when she realized she was seeing big payoffs on the volleyball court, where she’s coached, refereed and played for more than 30 years.
Having coached volleyball and taught high school science for years, coaching CrossFit was a very natural fit. "I love athletics, and I love teaching," she says. "So it's been a lot of fun for me, especially because I really enjoy the CFI community!"
Soupha’s family escaped the communist regime in Laos when she was 4 years old. "We crossed a mile-wide river at night to escape to Thailand," she says. "After four months in a refugee camp, my family was able to move to the United States. I was naturalized as a US citizen while I was a freshman in college."
Her favorite quote is:
"If you don't want to learn, nobody can help you. If you want to learn, nobody can stop you."
CrossFit Level 2