Kayla Smith

    Head Coach & General Manager

B.S. - Sport Management

M.S. - Exercise Science - Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

2014 CF Mid-Atlantic Regional Team Competitor

2016 CF Atlantic Regional Team Competitor

An experienced coach and lifetime athlete, Kayla brings immeasurable benefits to CrossFit Ridgeline.

Kayla graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in sports management and a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion with a concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention. As an undergrad at Cal U., Kayla was a 4-time letter winner in basketball, garnering All-American honors as a senior.  While studying for her master's degree, Kayla was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant, where she developed and implemented strength and conditioning protocols for all of Cal U's athletic teams. Following her time at Cal U, Kayla competed professionally for the Le Havre Al Aplemont basketball club in Le Havre, France. Upon returning to the States, Kayla acted as assistant basketball coach at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania; a position where she was responsible for team strength and conditioning programs, recruiting athletes, and coaching.  

Kayla began CrossFitting in 2012 and after receiving her Level 1 Certification, began coaching. As an athlete, Kayla has had great success competing as an individual at the local level, and has had the opportunity to compete at the CrossFit Games Mid Atlantic Regionals as a Team Competitor in 2014.  As a CrossFit coach, Kayla appreciates community and openness to any age and caliber of athlete, and is passionate about helping them reach their utmost potential.  Additionally, Kayla understands that its the members and their dedication that make CrossFit what it is. She is focused on providing the best coaching and support you can find and is extremely excited to share her expertise and experiences with the CrossFit Ridgeline community.