Marie Van Dyne – Coach

Marie Van Dyne

I am a Fort Collins native and a Colorado State University (CSU) graduate. After finishing my undergraduate degree in French, I went on to purse my master’s in education at CSU to become a secondary education French and Spanish teacher. I currently teach Spanish at Rocky Mountain High School.

I’ve always been involved in and passionate about fitness in some form or another. I trained in classical ballet for about ten years, and I also competed on the national level in the sport of acrobatic gymnastics for twelve years. I taught children’s gymnastics at Mountain Center for many years before moving to France for a year.

Some time after “retiring” from acrobatics, I found CrossFit, which filled a void in my life in many ways. The transition from throwing around people to throwing around weights was a natural one for me, and I fell in love with how CrossFit combines so many elements of fitness. I appreciate how well-rounded CrossFit forces one to be, and I also love the close-knit community aspect of it. I can’t imagine what I would be doing if I hadn’t discovered CrossFit DNR on CSU’s plaza!

I completed my CF-L1 in July of 2016 and am eager to continue my fitness and CrossFit education!  I look forward to helping people improve their fitness, their mental and physical strength, and the way they move and feel!

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” —Michelangelo