Carla O'Brien

Carla's Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • USAW Lvl 2 Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer w/ Mike Burgener
  • CrossFit Judge 2012-2018
  • CrossFIt C2 Rowing Trainer w/ open water `

About Carla

Carla is co-owner/partner at Post Road CrossFit.  She enjoyed a long career in classical and contemporary dance and dance education.  During that time, she has taught and performed with several schools and professional companies. Carla also received her BS, in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Rhode Island and MBA in Health Care Administration from Quinnipiac University.  She has trained hundreds of dancers of all ages.  Carla remains a board member for the New Haven Ballet School and MacArthur Dance Project Company.

Carla retired from her own dance career in 2005.  While teaching dance, she switched to running for an alternative fitness lifestyle.  Since then, Carla has completed many races from 5K’s, to relays and marathons.  Carla started CrossFit on a dare by her husband, Eric, in 2008.  Eric said it would improve her race times.  Although she was skeptical, CrossFit became the next step in her journey in health and fitness. 

Carla took interest in Olympic Lifting through CrossFit and has since trained at a competitive level.  She is a certified USAW Sports Performance Coach.  Most recently, Carla took 7th place in the 2019 Master's World's Olympic Lifing in Montreal, Canada.  

“I love coaching and working with our members individual life goals.  To be able to be part of that process and pass along a love for fitness and a knowledge of keeping your body in the best shape it can be, gives a person the most valuable gift, longevity.  No matter what your age or fitness level, CrossFit provides you a new quality of life”.  Carla, and her husband Eric, have two children Casey and Jack.

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