Selene Teitelbaum

Professional Volleyball Player and Coach/ CrossFit

Hollywood, FL

Selene TeitelbaumMy 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. To prepare my body for professional beach volleyball I began doing CrossFit in 2007. Not only do I love playing and coaching volleyball, but I love Crossfit.

I've always been passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle. I have a heart condition called SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) this makes it imperative that I take care 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.


The Ketogenic Athlete: How Being in “Ketosis” Fuels My Athletic Success - Selene Teitelbaum.



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

Daily Regimen

Mix with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and PB2 for a Breakfast Shake
I use this halfway through my training session, to keep me going and help me recover.
Before and after my gym workout, I'll have another protein shake mixed with a carbohydrate powder.
To get the most out of my workouts.

Favorite Recipe(s)

Paleo Pizza Crust


2 cups NOW® Foods Almond Flour
1 cup arrowroot powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 eggs
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp NOW® Foods Xanthan Gum Powder


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a round pizza pan or cookie sheet.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to blend together/
3. Add eggs and almond milk to the dry ingredients. Mix well/
4. Use a spatula to spread batter onto greased pan.
5. Bake crust in oven 8-12 minutes.
6. Remove crust from oven and top with sauce and desired toppings.
7 Bake for another 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Paleo Pancakes


3 eggs
1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk)
1/4 cup NOW® Foods Coconut Flour- Organic
3/4 cup NOW® Foods Almond Flour
1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp gelatin
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
pinch of sea salt


Place all ingredients in the blender for 30 seconds. Let the batter sit for 1 minute to let batter fluff up. Heat up a large skillet on medium heat with oil or butter. Pour the batter to make small to medium sized pancakes. Once a few bubbles pop on the pancakes flip to cook the other side for 1 minute or until the pancake springs back when you touch it. Serve with your favorite berries and toppings!