About Selene

SeleneNVLMy name is Selene Teitelbaum, and I’m a professional beach volleyball player and competitive CrossFit athlete in South Florida. Growing up in Northern California, I played indoor volleyball at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

After graduating, I switched to beach volleyball after trying to play professional indoor volleyball for a couple years. In California, I competed in the California Beach Volleyball Association, the EVP, AVP Qualifiers, GAV as well as International Development Qualifier tournaments for several years before taking a coaching job and moving to Minnesota. After a five year hiatus, I moved to South Florida so I could start playing pro beach volleyball again.

I started doing CrossFit in 2007, to prepare my body for professional beach volleyball.  I fell in love with CrossFit. I went on to get CrossFit Level I Certified and open a gym in Santa Cruz.  Since then, I moved to Minnesota where I opened CrossFit La Crosse with my business partner.  I currently manage The Training Pit CrossFit in North Lauderdale, Florida.

I’ve always been passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle. I have a heart condition called SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia). This makes it imperative that I take carunnamede of my body by exercising daily and maintaining a nutritional diet. I’m always striving to improve and find ways to get better physically, technically and mentally. I earned my Master’s degree in Sports Studies and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CrossFit Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. My motto is “Kaizen”, which literally means “constant daily improvement” in Japanese.

I also have a passion for nutrition and have followed a mostly Paleo-Zone diet for the past 10 years.  I recently discovered nutritional cleansing and athlete performance nutrient timing, which has made a huge difference in my performance, my recovery and my body composition.  My goal is to help as many people as possible improve their lives through health and wellness!  I hope to make my contribution to improve global health by helping one person at a time reach their goals through proper nutrition and exercise.


  • 4 year collegiate indoor volleyball player at UC Santa Cruz
  • CrossFit athlete and coach since 2007
  • Collegiate Volleyball and Juniors Volleyball Coach for 11 years
  • Top ranked beach volleyball player in the CBVA in 2008-09 (California beach volleyball association)
  • Granite Games team competitor 2014
  • FreezeFest competitor 2014

Personal Records

  • Back Squat 255lbs
  • Front Squat 210lbs
  • Overhead Squat 165lbs
  • Snatch 135lbs
  • Clean and Jerk 165lbs
  • Deadlift 285lbs
  • Vertical Jump 27.5″

CrossFit WOD Personal Records

  • “Grace” 2:35
  • “Fran” 4:09
  • “Annie” 6:24
  • “Diane” 7:23
  • “Murph” 43:44

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