Kelsey MacDonald

Coach

Kelsey MacDonald

Coach

Biography

Kelsey (more commonly known as KMac) can’t remember a time where athletics haven’t been a part of her life. Growing up in a sport dominated household, she fell in love with sport and competing. She graduated from Plymouth State University in 2007 with a degree in Exercise Science and had a very successful career as a two sport collegiate athlete (soccer and lacrosse).

KMac has been coaching/training adults, kids, and teens for over 10 years. She began her career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach/Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Plymouth State University. In 2008, she entered the rehabilitation and personal training world, working as an Exercise Physiologist under the tutelage of several Physical Therapists in the Boston, MA area. In 2010, Kelsey was hired as the Women’s Head Lacrosse Coach at Fort Lewis College. There she designed and implemented the team’s strength and conditioning programming, in addition to performing the Head Coaching duties. During her time at Fort Lewis she also developed the girls youth lacrosse program in Durango. After a four year stint at Fort Lewis College, she was hired to coach the 2015 European Cup Israeli National Women’s Lacrosse team. Upon returning to Durango, a friend finally convinced her to try out CrossFit at Catacombs. She was instantly hooked and has been a member here since 2016. KMac had been working as a classroom teacher for the past four years, and has just recently transitioned from teaching in the classroom to coaching kids, teens, and adults at Catacombs.

KMac has her CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids Trainer certification, and has recently obtained a TRS-Specialist L1 and L2 in Movement and Mobility. She loves working with kids and teens, and helping them fall in love with fitness and sport. In addition to working with the youth, she is passionate in helping athletes who have been plagued with recurring injuries or experience mobility limitations and want to take the time to improve their movement, pain, and mobility to reach their potential both inside and outside of the gym.