Favorite movement: Tie between the assault bike and snatches
Cheat meal: Chipotle
Place to travel: Southern California
Hobbies: College football, CrossFit, weightlifting, learning to cook, podcasts, finding new books to start and not finish.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit anatomy (in progress)
Favorite Quote: "Never whine. Never complain. Never make excuses." -Ben Bergeron
I'm one of the lucky few that is able to say that I found my passion at a young age. At age 18 I was running 5+ miles a day and occasionally going into Lifetime to lift. Not seeing the results I desired, I decided to make a change and find a fitness routine I actually enjoyed. I heard about this thing called CrossFit, and stumbled into my local CrossFit box. I got my butt kicked, but I was hooked. I was a member for several months before leaving for college. At school I attempted to program my own workouts, but it wasn't quite the same.
Fast forward about 2 years and I decided college wasn't the best route for me. After moving home, I joined a globo gym and followed my mom's bodybuilding program from when she competed. I was happy with how I looked but missed the competitiveness, and "fire" that CrossFit gave me. Mid 2017 I re-joined the CrossFit gym I started at. Shortly after re-joining I received my CrossFit Level 1 certification and began coaching the sport I love.
In January of 2019 I left the box I started at, and joined a new CrossFit box that is known for producing competitive athletes. I continue to learn, and progress while working towards my goal of being a competitive athlete in the sport of CrossFit.I
I hear a lot of fitness trainers, influencers, coaches, etc... talk about how they are going to "change the fitness industry." With the industry continually evolving, "changing" the industry is a near impossible task. My vision is not to "change" the industry, but to help people find a fitness regimen or hobby that gets them excited to be active.
I believe that fitness is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for eating poorly or hating what you see in the mirror.
In mid 2017 I got my first job as a group fitness trainer at a kickboxing gym near my house. As my love for CrossFit grew, I received my level 1 certification in November of 2017, and in early 2018 I began coaching group classes at my CrossFit gym. Several months later, I decided to leave the kickboxing gym in pursuit of coaching CrossFit full time. Along with group classes, I coached the CrossFit kids program, created/coached a CrossFit teens program that ran through the summer, and coached a strength class.