Even before I got into “fitness”, sports have been a huge part of my life. I’m a competitive guy and I love to play sports and games of all kinds. This was super easy growing up. I was extremely active and loved spending every minute I could outside with a ball or a bat in my hand. <br /> <br /> As I got older, I realized I had to put some work in to get and stay in shape so I could continue to be active and play the sports and games I love. Any given day you can catch me playing softball, golf, pickle ball, or skiing (during the winter time). I’m always up for a new challenge and a new thing to learn!
One of the major turning points in my life actually came around the idea of fitness. I grew up active and played tons of sports, but when college came and life got busier, I got sedentary, and over several years, neglected to take care of myself and my body. After seeing some photos of myself at a wedding as well as noticing that I was getting out of breath far too easily, I decided to make a change. I started by running (couch to half marathon in 18 weeks), and after a few years, decided to try to find some strength training options and eventually found CrossFit. The community and sport-based approach has been a huge part of what keeps me coming back!
When I first started going to the gym and training with weights, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, and had a hard time motivating myself to do the things that were new and intimidating for me. <br /> <br /> When I discovered CrossFit, I found a place that made intense workouts approachable, because I knew someone else put the work in to make sure I had everything I needed. Having that space helped me grow in my own confidence at the gym. <br /> <br /> I love working with athletes who are new to working out or are intimidated by a barbell or a pull-up. I was there not too long ago, and it’s one of the most empowering things to start develop mastery over lifting heavy things, so I can’t help but want to share that empowerment with others.