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Mikki owns and operates CrossFit Brand X with her husband, Jeff Martin. She began training youth in 1999, beginning with Kenpo karate and Krav Maga. Mikki started CrossFitting in 2004 and has attended and worked at dozens of CrossFit Level One Certificate Courses and specialty seminars since then, including gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, nutrition, basic barbell training, and mobility. Mikki is a CrossFit HQ Trainer and an ISSA-certified Youth Fitness Trainer. Additionally, Mikki holds four California State Powerlifting Records.
As Co-Founder of CrossFit Kids, Mikki was a principal creator of the CrossFit Kids Trainer Course, which began in 2008 as a small intermittent seminar run by CrossFit Brand X trainers in Ramona. It has grown to be taught by qualified teams of Seminar Staff every weekend in locations all around the world. Mikki remains integral to the course’s content development.
Appropriately, 2011 saw Mikki named Director of Youth Programs for CrossFit Headquarters. In 2012, she was tasked with travelling internationally to speak on behalf of several CrossFit Kids global philanthropic initiatives. She plays a critical roles in the ongoing expansion of the CrossFit Kids program and oversees programming for CrossFit Kids Headquarters’ Preschool through Pre-Teen classes at CrossFit Brand X.
In 2014 she was invited to speak at a roundtable convened by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play and hosted at Google Headquarters
Mikki holds a first-degree black belt in Kenpo karate and is a KMNTC-certifies Krav Maga instructor.