WHAT YEAR DID YOU START CROSSFITTING?
WHY DID YOU GET INTO FITNESS (AND CROSSFIT)?
Having been an athlete in some form, from the time I started school all the way through playing college lacrosse and rugby, I wanted to ensure I was in the best shape possible going into the Marine Corps Marathon in 2007. I needed a new routine that would ensure that I would be healthy come race day, as well as the days/weeks leading up to it. I happened to stumble across the world of CrossFit in January of that year, and I haven’t looked back since. CrossFit allows me the freedom to not only physically challenge myself in ways I’ve never thought before, but mentally as well. I may be older now than when I started, but I’ve never been in better shape, nor more mentally tough.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A TRAINER?
As ridiculous as it may sound, I was born to educate. Being a high school teacher by trade, it was only natural to take those skills into the gym atmosphere, and help guide people there. We all started at square one, with a PVC pipe and bands on the bar, so to be able to relate to that feeling and to break the moves and transitions down for members so that they begin to see success, is an amazing feeling.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CROSSFIT MOVEMENT?
Power Clean…followed closely by double-unders.
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- USAW Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Endurance
- CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- Adaptive Athlete Coach
- Aerial Dance Instructor
- Reiki Practitioner
- CPR/AED Certified