Coach, CrossFit Kids Coach
Overhead Squat: 140
Greatest Strength: I probably know most song lyrics from the 50's to now (I love all music).
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids Certificate
I was 25 on a treadmill at a regular gym wondering what I was going to do that day when my mom tapped me on my shoulder to ask me to join her at her CrossFit class in the back of the building. This was not the first time she had asked me, but I finally gave in because she said it was just her and the coach. I felt that CrossFit was more for the macho muscle people and always felt intimidated to check it out. Mind you, my family has a history of obesity and high blood pressure, so my mom was not a macho muscular person, but I still had that in my mind. As I was walking to the CrossFit area I was going past all the people who look at themselves in the mirror, all the huge muscle guys and went past the door way into this crazy other world. It was not intimidating and had a good vibe, the coach was fit, but was so welcoming and personable I forgot where I was. After my first class I signed up for a month just to see how I felt and each day I went there were more and more new people I met and we would cheer each other on and push one another, it felt like a new home to me. I was able to just forget about the world, workout and have a good time with friends. Even though I couldn't do much I was always giving myself a goal to complete or build up to something new. Many years later and I still thank my mom every time I talk to her for introducing me to this amazing community and helping me get my health back on track.
Motivation & Passion
I really enjoy coaching from kids to adults, I truly want everyone to feel that they have accomplished something and had a great time. I want to show athletes that no matter what version you are working with that you will kick butt and that you can set goals to work towards. I love watching a kids class, adult class or coaching 1 on 1 and seeing the when something clicks and everything falls into place with the athlete. At that moment they realize that they are strong, capable and they can't wait to come back the next day to do it all over again. Seeing people coming into the box and the worries of the day, then talking to them, showing them what they are able to do and watching them accomplish something that they had in them all along is what makes me feel like I did my job.