- CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
- CrossFit Kids Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- CrossFit Mobility
- Bachelor of Science, Penn State University, 2002
- SEALFIT Kokoro Graduate, 2016
Favorite WOD :: “Grace” at the same time a great test of strength, stamina, and work capacity. And it’s super short!
Least Favorite WOD :: “Karen” – 150 Wallballs… enough said
Advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit :: No matter your fitness level, you’re at the perfect place to start. Everything is scaleable!
When I was little, I wanted to be a ninja. Later on in college, my career aspiration changed a bit to Navy SEAL. A real guidance counselor’s dream! These career paths became closed to me due to being brought up in suburban Ohio (not a lot of ninjas there), and a heart murmur that was found, ending my training in the SEAL pipeline. When I reflected on where these passions were leading me, I knew that I wanted to be a part of something very special, an elite community. And after focusing on endurance training for a while after school, a friend turned me on to CrossFit around 2005 and I connected the dots. CrossFit to me was a chance to be on the leading edge of fitness, and I dove in headfirst.
After “CrossFitting” on my own for a couple years, I joined CrossFit gyms in Florida and Louisiana, on the road as a consultant. That was a total “you haven’t been doing it right” wake-up call! I learned that proper technique, having access to the right equipment, and not changing workouts to suit what you want to do, are all keys to success in fitness.
I love the constant challenge that CrossFit provides – the same workout can kick your butt in different ways if you’re just learning or if you’re chiseling away at your personal best time. As a coach, I strive to bring people a little bit further out of their comfort zones and more toward that natural athlete that is in all of us. I love having the opportunity to lead this special community of fire-breathing CrossFitters on Kent Island!
My wife Denee and I live on Kent Island with our two little dudes, Everett and Oliver. When we can get some free time we love to be outside – on the water or on a mountain are my two favorite places!