Leslie Franklin

  • LV 1 Cert
  • Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
  • Personal Trainer Cert
  • USPA Powerlifting Coach Practitioner

I have always had a passion for fitness & nutrition, so in 2008 I decided to quit my career as a Graphic Designer and take my passion to the next level. That’s when I started my career as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. I love teaching others the importance of good nutrition, proper supplementation, and working out. Hearing my clients’ stories about how much better their lives are since they began eating right and working out is an amazing feeling knowing that I was a small part in their journey to a healthier life. I thrive on helping others reach their goals, whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain, sports performance, strength gain, or simply better health.

As a trainer & coach I’ve helped hundreds of people transform their bodies for bodybuilding competitions, powerlifting meets, running events, CrossFit competitions, pageants, and many many LIFE transformations! I also have the huge honor of being head coach of the Special Olympics Powerlifting program in the Springfield, MO area, located here at CrossFit Republic!

I have been an athlete all my life since age 6 when I began gymnastics. I have always competed in some sort of sport, starting with gymnastics, softball, cheerleading, track and field, high school & collegiate soccer, 5 K’s, 10 K’s, half marathons, bodybuilding, powerlifting, & finally in 2017 my passion for CrossFit began.

My highlights as an athlete are; finishing my one and only Half Marathon, winning my weight class & placing 2nd overall at the USPA Worlds Powerlifting Meet, placing top 100 in the world in the Crossfit Open Online Qualifier 40-44 category, competing as a natural pro figure competitor, and earning my IFBB Pro card in the Figure category.

I am excited to broaden my career & passion as a CrossFit Level 1 coach and personal trainer at CrossFit Republic. I’m very excited to help my CrossFit Republic family, whom I love and have grown so close to, achieve their goals not just inside but outside of CrossFit Republic and BEYOND!