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Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Who I Am:

Devan gets moving and builds strength in many ways all over the Twin Cities, but it took quite a while for her to try CrossFit. A friend encouraged her, Devan studied up on CrossFit and watched YouTube videos, and once she finally decided to go for it, Devan was hooked! She got her CrossFit Level 1 Coaching Certificate in 2017, and she’s excited to see the community continue to grow and for all the Hotova CrossFit members and staff to reach their goals.

An athlete from her high school days in Lake Crystal, Minnesota, Devan played volleyball and softball, and went on to first coach as a water aerobics instructor. She ran her first marathon at age 25 and continues to train for long runs. Devan has also competed as a CrossFit athlete and has taken Olympic weightlifting. Her favorite weightlifting movement is the clean, though she does “love some good, ol’ back squats, too!” Among Devan’s favorite WODs are Grace and DT.

Devan loves that she loves CrossFit! “I love how it always challenges me, how I don’t have to spend hours on end in the gym to achieve my goals, and that I want to go every day that I can,” she said. Devan understands the importance of exercise and other hobbies for stress relief. She works as a full-time crime scene investigator and a part-time police officer. This is in addition to being wife to Keith and mom to Raelyn and Keilan. The family, who lives in Buffalo, loves getting outside and playing together.

Advice for Beginners:

Give it a chance, be consistent, and ask questions. It doesn’t take long for you to start feeling the results, both physically and mentally. Oh, and the community is ah-mazing!

Favorite Quotes:

“Life is a great big canvas—throw all the paint at it you can.”
“I may not be the strongest, I may not be the fastest, but I’ll be d***ed if I’m not trying my hardest.”
“Be the type of person you want to meet.”