I’ve been an athlete ever since Little League. I’ve always been observant and appreciative of the human body and its potential. Playing Varsity Basketball and Varsity tennis for four years in High School was a thrill that I didnt want to relinquish.
When I joined the Navy, my fitness took a back seat to my profession. After 4 1/2 years of this, I knew I wanted to recapture that piece of myself and pursue something professionally in that vein. I took up boxing in 2011 and that led me to CrossFit. CrossFit offered a training intensity that so clearly transferred to my time in the ring that I was hooked. As I grew to understand the culture further I found a community of people so diverse in background and ability that it was hard to believe they could coexist in a single place. But that’s what I love about it. People are different, their goals are different, but the way they learn to achieve is singular.
As a coach I want to impact people’s lives. Tupac said, “I’m not saying I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee I will spark the brain that will change the world.” I wholeheartedly believe this is the way change happens. Someone inspires a spark, and there’s no telling where else that spark will catch. I want to be part of a community that encourages change, growth, and support, while motivating and challenging each other to be the best versions of themselves.