Crystal Anthony joins Bell Lap Coaching with a wide range of experiences as an athlete, a coach, and an educator. She holds a BS from Gordon College in Kinesiology and an M.Ed. from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology.
Since 2004, Crystal has coached cross-country running, marathon running, as well as various disciplines in cycling. She has worked with athletes of all ages, teaching youth cycling programs, coaching college teams, mentoring local women’s teams, as well as leading cyclocross and mountain bike clinics for both children and adults. She has also coached individual athletes in both running and cycling.
Additionally, Crystal brings a depth of experience in health education. She worked as a health educator at Gordon College, with responsibilities including creating a website of resources regarding nutrition, exercise, and sleep; educating athletic teams on macronutrient goals, training and race fueling, and general meal planning; one-on-one consulting regarding diet and exercise habits; designing and leading cooking classes. She is an avid cook and baker herself, and routinely publishes original recipes based on using whole foods and appropriate macronutrient content.
As an athlete, Crystal missed the Olympic Trials for the marathon by 16 seconds and raced as a pro triathlete in the half Ironman distance before finding her current passion as a cyclocross racer. She is a 3-time Cyclocross World Championship team member, has extensive experience racing cyclocross in Europe, and currently races for the Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross Team. Crystal also loves racing cross-country mountain bikes and has competed in several mountain bike stage races. She has raced in 11 countries and counting!
Crystal grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts with 6 younger siblings, many of who also race bikes! She loves exploring and discovering new trails, and experimenting with new recipes. She also enjoys photography, drawing, Bananagrams, and watching mindless TV shows to relax. She speaks Spanish and French, and loves to travel.