Ayumi (Yoomz) grew up in Colorado and earned her Bachelors in Biochemistry from Centre College and her Masters in Health Sciences from Duke University. A typical Coloradoan, she has been active for most of her life. After being a swimmer for more than a decade, she was an enthusiastic participant in many triathlons, marathons, and other long-distance races after college.
She discovered CrossFit in 2016 after being recommended to it due to her love of ‘intense’ workouts, and was immediately addicted to both the training and the community. She was also delighted to discover that athletes can compete in CrossFit, and has indulged her fierce competitive streak in more than 10 local competitions since joining CFD.
Ayumi wants everyone to love CrossFit Durham as much as she does, which is why she decided to get her Level 1 certification and begin coaching in 2019. Joining CFD is one of the best things she’s ever done, and she hopes to share the magic of this amazing supportive and fun-loving community with many. She recently earned her USA Weightlifting Level 1 certification and plans to add nutrition coaching certifications to her toolbox in the near future.