Carly Cahill
Carly Cahill

I love competing in CrossFit and weightlifting and have done many local competitions over the years. I competed in my first sanctioned weightlifting meet in July, 2016 (Albany CrossFit) and most recently at NY State Championships in October, 2021 (Syracuse).

In early 2021, I decided I wanted to start incorporating endurance events into my fitness regimen. I completed my first half marathon in September 2021 (Maple Leaf Half). Since then, I completed a second half marathon (Mohawk to Hudson), marathon (Upstate Classic), and multiple triathlons including sprint (Lake George), half Ironman (Tupperlake Tinman), and Ironman (Lake Placid) distances.

I am the type of person that will run a 5k (or 10k) on Thanksgiving.


I obtained my BS degree in Dietetics (SUNY Oneonta, 2015) and MS degree in Applied Nutrition (Sage Graduate School, 2018). I received my Registered Dietitian credential in 2019 and have worked at various healthcare settings including an outpatient cancer center, rehabilitation center, hospital, and long term care facilities over the last 5 years.

After doing CrossFit for ~10 years, I decided to obtain my CF-L1 certification in November, 2023.

Coach/Event Coordinator

Carly Cahill

About Coach

I have always been passionate about health and fitness. Growing up and throughout my undergraduate years, I swam competitively. I was honored to call myself captain of my high school team. My decision to continue swimming throughout my time at SUNY Oneonta was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was during that time, that I learned what it truly meant to work hard and achieve great things. I am most proud of my athletic accomplishments, including SUNYAC Conference Champion in the 100 backstroke and in doing this, setting a new school record; SUNYAC Medalist in the 200 backstroke, 400 medley relay and 800 free relay; First Team All-Conference honors; SUNYAC All-Academic Team; and being awarded MVP my senior year. A few years after retiring from swimming, I returned to my high school as the Head Swim Coach of the Girls Varsity team from 2017-2019.

I discovered CrossFit in the summer of 2014 kind of by accident. My parents were doing construction on the CF gym I eventually joined, Collar City CF. I remember them giving me a pamphlet and encouraging me to try it. I thought, “okay, I’m athletic enough, let’s check this out.” Little did I know, it would become such a huge part of my life. After that summer, I returned to college to finish out my last year, where I had the most success in swimming. Immediately after graduating, I resumed CrossFit and have been practicing it ever since.

Turning Point

A turning point in my life was completing Ironman Lake Placid. You couldn’t convince my 2021 or younger self that I’d ever complete an Ironman in my life. I think that is why it is so life changing. To once look at a thing and have that thought but then to have the experience of completing one; it’s really cool. I truly never had so much anxiety about a race. It seemed so undoable at times. Training for it was “easy” but having to actually do that distance all at one time; are you serious? You don’t always know what you’re capable of until you are faced with it. To finish an Ironman, you face a lot and for a long time, but that doesn’t make it undoable. The same goes for a lot of things in life.

Motivation and Passion

I have had great coaches in my life. Ones that have helped me achieve great athletic feats, ones that have taught me life lessons, and ones that truly help me enjoy what I’m doing. It is my goal as a coach, to provide these same experiences to others. I want to be one of the reasons you enjoy CrossFit. I want to provide the tools to help you improve your athletic ability. I want to help you believe in yourself at times where you have doubt.