2011 CrossFit Regional Athlete 2012 CrossFit Regional Athlete 2013 CrossFit Regional Athlete 2013 CrossFit Games Athlete 2015 CrossFit Regional Athlete 2016 CrossFit Regional Athlete 2017 CrossFit Regional Athlete
Salem has credentials in:
CrossFit Levels 1 and 2
Active Life RX
She has 15 years of coaching experience. Salem started Cross Training in 2007 and has competed in 6 CF regionals and 1 CF Games. She has coached 2 athletes at the CF Games and holds multiple specialty certifications.
Salem was born in AZ and moved to Spokane in 2006. She was a three-sport varsity athlete (Swim/soccer/track) and went on to play soccer in college. She is a wife and mother to three boys. Salem owns Black Goat Fitness, which comprises three fitness studios in Post Falls, Idaho Spokane Washington, and Liberty Lake, Washington.
There are many turning points in my life. The first is after working in an office job for 2 years I knew that career field was NOT for me. I failed at living a healthy lifestyle, it was all about doughnuts and redbull (not joking) I lost my way and had to make significant life choices to get back to fitness. The second was in 2012 when my mom passes away from cancer... She was so brave, even in her weak physical state, she was so strong in her mind and soul and faced death with no fear. A constant question I ask myself is "what would I do if I were not afraid?". The third was raising my 3 boys... what kind of life do I want to show them and live as a family... the answer lead to opening up Black Goat Fitness!
I am a firm believer in hard work and community, I have become a successful athlete and entrepreneur because of that mindset. When I am not being a mom to her three boys or at the gym, I love to be outside on a lake or river beach, or on her paddleboard. I also enjoy Spartan Races and lots of coffee! Through Black Goat Fitness, I strive to educate, inspire and encourage people to live better every day through fitness, nutrition and lifestyle.