Ingrid Marcum

Ingrid Marcum

Ingrid Marcum

As Ingrid traveled the world training and competing, she was fortunate enough to build a career helping others reach their own fitness and athletic goals. Today, she is a sought after speaker, educator, strength & conditioning coach and movement specialist.

  • Frequent speaker at events like: Perform Better, IDEA World, Perform Better Europe, CPTN, Summer Strong 8, Women’s Fitness Summit, NSCA
  • Owner, BGB Fitness Studio
  • Lead Course Instructor, CrossFit Specialty Weightlifting Course
  • Director of Programming, Battling Ropes
  • Star of Battling Ropes DVDs: “HurricaneIngrid” and “Partner and Team Training”, “Mastery of Physical Prowess” DVD – with John Brookfield
  • Head strength coach, US National Women’s field hockey team and US Under-21 National team (2001-2003)
  • Strength coach and personal trainer since 1997, CSCS certified

Ingrid began her athletic career as a gymnast at the local YMCA before she was 2 years old! She competed for the YMCA, Illinois Gymnastics Institute, and finally the College of William and Mary – where she earned a BA in Marketing.

After her gymnastics career ended (since you’re over the hill at 21!), Ingrid found olympic weightlifting.  She won her first National weightlifting title at the 2009 National Championships in Chicago and has personal records of 93 kilos in the snatch and 111 kilos in the clean & jerk.

  • 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials competitor
  • 2009 US National Champion, 75 kilo class
  • 2001 and 2007 World Team Trials competitor
  • American Open Champion, 69 kilo class 2007, 75 kilo class 2006
  • National Championship competitor 2001-2009
    • Silver medal 2006, 2007
    • Bronze medal 2008
    • Gold medal in the snatch 2003

In 2002, Ingrid was recruited to try out for the US Bobsled team. She won the combine and the National Push Championships her first season and went on to have an enjoyable and successful bobsled career – competing for the US throughout many World Cup seasons, including serving as an alternate for the 2010 Olympic Team. Ingrid finally retired from bobsled in 2013 – though she’s always looking to try new things!

  • Alternate to the 2010 Olympic team
  • One of 6 US brakemen considered for the 2006 Olympic team
  • World Championship team member
  • World Cup team member
  • Set track record in Lake Placid with driver Sara Sprung 2005
  • Named co-athlete of the month at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, February 2005
  • Set a women’s bobsled vertical jump record in 2003 with a jump of 31.9″
 At the Summit, Ingrid will teach “Battle Ropes for Kettlebell Sport.”
Photo Edits: Nazofoto