Eli Dawdy

Eli Dawdy

CF-L2 Coach | Certified Nutrition Coach

Back squat: 205

Grace: 3:58

After breaking my toe in September, I got my first legless rope climbs!


NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Burgener Strength Weightlifting Online Level 1

About Coach

I was born in Topeka, KS. I married my high school sweetheart, James, and followed him around the world for his military career. I attended Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ), Universidad Veritas (San Jose, Costa Rica), and Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). I achieved my lifelong dream of becoming an Elementary Education teacher, teaching 1st and 2nd graders for five years. During that time, I was moonlighting as a Roller Derby Skater! After 4 seasons, I decided it was time for a gentler sport. I discovered the world of CrossFit at 27 years old and thus a new dream was born.

Turning Point

At this point in my life, I choose to live each day with as much gratitude, joy, and love as I can. In November 2021, I was diagnosed with a rare nerve condition known as Trigeminal Neuralgia. My condition causes jolting, lightning-like pain in my face (where my Trigeminal nerve is located). I have episodes where I can't eat solid food, drink liquid, speak, or touch my face because of the sudden and debilitating pain. I never let my condition stop me though! I have the best job on the planet: helping others to improve their lives through fitness and nutrition.

Motivation & Passion

My passion is helping people to improve themselves and get results Sure...this happens through coaching on movements, drills, education, etc. But the thing I love the most about my job is helping people to see themselves the way that I see them: as the magnificent beings that they truly are. We are always cruelest to ourselves. So I make it my mission to help people see the beautiful truth about themselves and to help them reach heights they never imagined before.

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