Kathryn Wright Thomas

Coach

Kathryn Wright Thomas is a Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer and has been an athlete all her life with a primary focus in dancing and running track. Kathryn has been involved in the performing arts for over two decades, has performed on stages throughout the Southeast, and was represented by multiple talent agencies in Atlanta and New York. Mrs. Thomas spent several years as a dance instructor, modeling coach and talent scout for an Atlanta-based talent agency and has been in various television commercials, industrial films, and TV series. As much as she loved the athleticism necessary for a career in dance, she still sought an activity that would push both her mind and body beyond what the years of intense ballet training provided. Kathryn discovered CrossFit in 2009 and was immediately enthralled. She did not become an instructor until 2012, but since then she has trained all ages and levels, to include children, elderly, and special needs. Mrs. Thomas founded and operated a youth fitness apparel boutique as well as a state-of-the-art DC-area CrossFit gym. She has been a trainer at other CrossFit boxes in Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia, and was Head Coach at another Virginia CrossFit gym until the birth of her and her husband’s first child. Kathryn has since stepped aside from those ventures to focus on raising her little girl, but continued coaching at Patriot CrossFit as often as she’s able. Kathryn believes that CrossFit can truly be for anyone, no matter one’s athletic past or current ability. When Kathryn started this journey she quickly realized that it was not just about the physical capabilities of the body, but how much the mind can control those capabilities. This mentality is one of the things that Kathryn gets most excited about when teaching new and long-time athletes; you can always do a little more than your mind tells you that you can.

Kathryn has her degrees in History and Political Science and lives in McLean with her husband, Jason, who is also a CrossFit enthusiast and their daughter, Evelyn.

Education:
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Kids
SpecialFit Certified
Rick Scarpula Weightlifting Seminar
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Seminar
CPR/First Aid Certified