Lead from the Back!
Val Jones is a professional figure skater, speaker, published author and Peak Performance coach. As an Olympic hopeful figure skater, Val competed against such well-known athletes as Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. Unfortunately, before her Olympic dreams came true, Val suffered a career-ending knee injury while training to land the triple lutz. With her dreams shattered, Val made the decision to pursue a college degree, something she says was never on the roster. There she met her future husband Bill and have been happily married for 25 years. Together they have two beautiful children. Maddie is 21 and a cancer survivor and Cody is training to go into the military. More than a decade ago, Val discovered CrossFit, an Internationally known fitness program. Val flourished in this environment as it let her still be an athlete. But she also discovered her passion for coaching. She has had the privilege of coaching Regional and CrossFit Games athletes (the CrossFit Games are like the Olympics of CrossFit).