About Coach Deb!
Where you're from -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
When/where you started your fitness pursuits -  I was really sick as a kid and my mom put me in swimming to help my lungs heal and get stronger.
Did you play or do any sports before starting CrossFit -  Competitive Swimming (6 years), Water Polo (2 years), University of Manitoba Rowing (4 years), Winnipeg Rowing Club (7 years).  Group Fitness Instructor (27 years)
When you started CrossFit - September 2011
Who introduced you - no one, sought it out by myself
Why do you love CrossFit? - It makes me do things I wouldn't do on my own.  I like the sense of accomplishment when I do something I didn't think I could do or finish.  I also like that there's always room to progress no matter what the age and I like that it's helping me age somewhat successfully.  The best part is that I get to help people change their lives.
Why do you coach? - I love helping people accomplish their goals and transform their lives and I love solving complex chronic pain and dysfunctional movement pattern problems.  
How you like to coach athletes/clients - from an empowerment perspective. To teach people the skills to accomplish their goals and how to be resilient in both their workouts and the other 23-hours of their day and how to practice self-care so they find balance in body, minds, and spirit. 
What is your focus when you coach - To be fully present when I'm coaching and help the members in any way I can, so if they need help I can bridge the gap and fill the need.  For me, coaching is always a mixture of mobility, technique, community, work, and fun and it ebbs and flows depending on the day.  I try to be adaptable to the members in their specific moment.
Coaching experiences - Started coaching when I was 15 for Special Olympics.  I've always coached in one capacity or another since I was a teen, and worked with many different teams, ages, and groups for the past 30 years.
Family life - Married 25 years and 3 kids
Future goals - Age gracefully and stay active my whole life
Favorite food - Cadbury Wunderbar 
Favorite animal - dog
Favorite thing out side of CrossFit - My kids

Deb Preachuk is the founder/owner of Pain Free Posture MN.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Recreation Studies (University of Manitoba), CF-L1 Trainer, Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, Certified Foundation Training & STOTT Pilates Comprehensive Instructor, Egoscue Method Posture Alignment Specialist, Core Vinyasa Yoga Certified, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, TBMM Corrective Exercise & NPI Posture Specialist with 25+ years experience in the health and wellness field.