Shana Barry

Shana Barry

Shana Barry



  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF L2)
  • StrongFirst Kettlebell (SFG I)
  • Found CrossFit in 2008

Coaching Philosophy?
Sport has always been a part of my life since I can remember. Moving correctly, safely, and effectively have been important elements of my sport background. When I was introduced to CrossFit, I was fortunate enough to have coaches who stressed the importance of safe and efficient movements. Checking one’s ego at the door, and with a strong foundation of the fundamentals, one could build to become stronger and faster. I strive for creating a fun and motivating space for new athletes, who, through their efforts, become stronger and more mentally tough than they thought they could ever be.

Year you started CF, and how you found it?
I was introduced to CrossFit in 2008 by my brother who had found the sport while looking for something more engaging than just “going to the gym”. Having always participated in sports, he felt CrossFit had all of the elements that I enjoyed. In 2013, having had mentors who coached me in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting, I decided to become a coach as well. I specialize in Kettlebells holding a StrongFirst certification (SFG I), and have completed the CrossFit Level 2 certification. I was studying for my CF L3 certificate just prior to being hired for the state. I’ve have had the pleasure of coaching at nine CrossFit gyms between Southern and Northern California.

CrossFit Level 2 (CF L2)
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Judge
StrongFirst Kettlebell (SFG I)

Athletic background?
Surfing, SUP, and prone paddling
Aerial Arts

NorCal and SoCal Rogue team member 2014
Crush Cancer NorCal Organizer 2015
Range Officer and Pistol Instructor
USPSA match participant

What do you do outside of the box?
Camp and hike with husband and two fur babies.
Maintain a 1969 Corvette.
Joyride on a 700GS.
Participate in USPSA matches.

Favorite Food?
Titos Tacos, Sushi, Chicken Parmesan, and Tiramisu.

Any other fun fact you’d like the world to know?
Born and raised in Connecticut.
I have a bionic eye.