Getting to Know Coach Brianna

These are the core values that we hold as a staff and coaching team.
And we are so fortunate to have such highly skilled and passionate Coaches at The Hill.

Welcome to Part 1 of our “Getting to Know the Coach” series.

Getting to Know Coach Brianna Walters!

Many would not recognize the Brianna I first met nearly six years ago, at Liberty Memorial Park. Timid and shy, Brianna went way out on a limb to join a CrossFit class. Shortly thereafter, Bri started up through our Fundamentals program and began to blossom into the athlete you know today. I’m incredibly proud of the coach she is, but more importantly, the person she is- and is becoming. She’s an adoring wife, fiercely loving mother, and someone who pursues excellence in everything she does. Coach Bri is a shining example of our core values for coaches and we’re incredibly thankful to have her on the team. -Matt Scanlon

Name AKA: Bri. Breezy Fo’ Sheezy. Burrrrrito.

Where did you grow up? Bates City, Mo.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

It changed a lot. A veterinarian. A homicide detective (thank you Diagnosis Murder). A horse trainer.

Favorite class or activity in high school? I mostly just socialized.

During high school known for…

Mmmmm. I was probably most known for dating the most popular (shoulder brush) guy at our rival school.

Most interesting part time job? Construction Manager for a family construction business. I also did all of the construction cleans for him (Rough-in, Sheetrock, final).

Song or movie you love to quote/know by heart?

Super Troopers is the most quotable movie of all time. And I can rap all of Usher’s – ‘Yeah’.

Got any hidden talents? I sing, or used to. It’s been a minute. Second alto ya’ll.

What do you like about KC? I’ve always lived here. It’s comfortable, it’s where my family is, and it’s centrally located to the whole U.S. of A!


Your Job Title at The Hill: Epic Noon Coach and other stuff.

How & when did you get connected to The Hill? January 2013, I was given a Fundamentals package for Christmas.

How long have you been coaching? I’ve been coaching for 3-1/2 years.

How would you describe your coaching style? Lighthearted and welcoming, with a hint of “stop your whining”.

Why Coach? – what motivates you personally? I love being with people, and helping our athletes realize and achieve their potential.

What do you love about your job? Seriously? It’s the best place to work. The support of the leaders and staff. The friendly and hard-working athletes. Spikeball. I always feel at ease and excited to be there. I’ve never had a “bad” day at The Hill. My mood always changes when I walk in the doors.

What certifications do you hold and of which are you most proud? CF-L2, ACE CPT, PN1, Movement and Mobility. I am proud of all of them. They represent hard work and dedication. Some were harder to obtain than others, but they’re all apart of what makes me the coach I am today.

What continuing ed are you planning? I’d like to get the MWOD Performance Cert next year, and perhaps a CrossFit Specialty certification.

What’s something you wish everyone knew about health and fitness? It doesn’t have to be so hard. Have fun, be consistent, and give your best. And don’t take yourself so seriously. Laugh when you mess up, dance party when you find success.

What is something you are working on improving as an athlete personally? Ugh. Gymnastics, because I’m not the best at them. Back Squats, because I love them.

What are you looking forward to in 2018? Living life!

Anything else you would like to share with The Hill family? Thank YOU, for making this place all that it is. Without my friends and family here, I’m just someone who claps and cheers alone.