Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Mobility, First Aid, CPR and AED.
What kind of workouts did you do before you started CrossFit?
Before I stumbled upon CrossFit I tried many different modes of developing fitness by going to the big box globo gyms, taking martial arts classes and even trying the popular workout DVD’s. For more than a decade I thought I achieved a respectable level of fitness. Boy was I wrong. Nothing prepared me for my first CrossFit workout.
What was your first CrossFit experience like?
It was in October of 2008 when I tried “Elizabeth” and it floored me. From this point on I was immediately hooked, and for a while afterward I relied solely on crossfit.com, my standard barbell, dumbbells and a door frame pull-up bar for my workouts. I must admit, however, that I went back to the globo gym a couple of times when it was raining or snowing hard to use their treadmill for running. But about six months later I cancelled my membership and soon I converted my garage into “my box”.
How has CrossFit changed you in your personal life?
Over the next few years, my fascination for CrossFit grew. I saw myself improving by leaps and bounds in my capacity for strength, power, endurance and in many other areas too many to mention here. Most importantly it has given me a renewed sense of well being and enhanced confidence that I had never had before.
What kind of music do you like to WOD to?
Rock, classic rock, hair metal, electronic, techno… anything with a good, hard, driving beat. And yes I must admit there are some pop songs out there…
What are your favorite movements or workout?
Movements: Pull-ups, Rope climbs, Clean & Jerk, Deadlift & Burpees, yes, Burpees.
Workout: “Murph”, Rx’d with a 20 lb vest baby!
What movements or workout do you hate the most?
Movements: Fricken Wall Ball Shots, no good for shorter people!
What made you decide to become a CrossFit Instructor?
CrossFit has made me realize what I can do and how far I can go, physically and mentally. But most importantly, it has revealed to me who I really am. I love doing and teaching CrossFit so much that I left my career as an attorney and opened up my own box. Come train with us and you will see what I’m talking about. You will find a rare group of dedicated men and women who are serious about refining their fitness and health. You’ll also see that we have great fun in doing it. We welcome anyone interested in doing the same. I tell everyone, “Come on over, get in and get awesome!”