Katie Freeman
Katie Freeman

Being a mom of three and finding time to workout, coach, & compete. - Carrying my 40 pound son around almost everywhere. - Beating my super strong husband at anything. - Moving any piece of furniture at any time. Some CrossFit things: Winning 1st in the Famously Cold Showdown (2022), 2nd in the Jailbreak Escape (2022), going from 64% --> 86% in the CrossFit Open in 2023, & Qualifying for Fittest of SC (June 2023).


I have my Masters degree in teaching and have spent my whole adult life working with young people. I spent 6 years working in student ministry and 7 years teaching in the classroom. I have also coached middle and high school volleyball. I obtained a CF L1 and Kids Coach Certification in April of 2022. One of my biggest CrossFit accomplishments has been helping launch our Lodestar Kids program in the summer of 2022!

CF L1 Kids Coach

Katie Freeman

I am a Christian, so everything in my life is to bring God glory. When I workout, I am taking care of the body he gave me and hopefully setting an example for others to do the same. I have played many sports throughout my life, including playing softball at the collegiate level, and no amount of success in those arenas brings true and lasting joy. True joy comes from my relationship with Christ. I love the verse “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things.” - 1 Tim. 4:8. My desire is that others see the light of Christ reflected in my life.

CrossFit has been a part of my life off and on for 10+ years, but having children made it difficult to be consistent in my health journey when the kids were young. There was always a “reason” not to work out. Finally, in October 2020, when my children were 5 and 3, I decided to get back into CrossFit. I came to Lodestar, and it was such a family friendly gym. My kids came with me when I worked out, and for the first time, it really clicked that I functioned better as a mom when I took care of myself. I also wanted to set a healthy example for my kids. Since that October, I have consistently been at the gym 4 - 5 times a week. Committing to this has helped me get in the best shape of my life. I can confidently say that consistency and small steps do add up. I now enjoy competing and coaching CrossFit, something I would have never dreamed I’d be doing 3 years ago! I looked back at an Instagram post from that first week after joining Lodestar and I had shared a friend’s quote that said “choose your hard.” For me, being out of shape, unhealthy and unmotivated was hard. It was hard not having enough energy to make it through the day. Choosing to go to the gym every day was also hard. I wrote: “Going to the gym is also hard. It’s hard to be the last one to finish. It’s hard to want to be able to do some skill so bad and just not be able to yet. The workouts are physically hard. It’s hard to be committed when it feels like there are 828,898,625 other things competing for my time and attention. But for now, this is the hard I chose. I’m praying for strength to continue this journey and by the grace of God to get to a much better place with my health.” I am SO thankful this is the HARD I chose! It has been so worth it!

I coach because I am a teacher by profession and love helping people learn new things. As a coach, my goal is to find a way to help make it “click” for people so the lightbulb comes on. I love encouraging others to believe in themselves and helping them gain confidence. I work with kids at CrossFit Lodestar because I think building a strong athletic foundation early in life will help kids succeed in many areas. I think the confidence they gain from what we do is invaluable. I also want people to see that anyone can change their health through consistency and commitment. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen! My husband and I also adopted a son with disabilities, so I am looking forward to pursuing a certification to work with adaptive athletes in the future!