CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
CF Level 2
CF Level 1
I was first introduced to CrossFit about 2010. I fell in love with it from day one. Some of my first memories of those days are banded pull ups and LOTS of scaling. Oh the good ole days! Growing up in CO I was introduced to the Olympic lifts training for football. When I was able to do those lifts again with CrossFit I knew I found my calling.
I have been coaching since 2011. Time flies when you’re having fun! Some of the best moments of my life have been experienced through coaching CrossFit athletes. To see my athletes make life changes and accomplish goals is the ultimate reward.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I found CrossFit in 2014 as a way to help strengthen my legs. I grew up playing basketball and as I got older I started having trouble with my knees. It got to the point where I would need to ice my knees several times a week. I finally decided to go see an ortho and that’s where everything changed. He couldn’t tell me why or how but he said both my knees had little to no cartilage and that there weren’t a lot of options medically. His advice was to start doing more strength training on my legs to build up the muscles around my knees to give them a little more support.
So on September 11, 2014, I walked into CrossFit Tampa Bay and took part in my very first CrossFit class and I’ve been there ever since. My first day was just an intro/assessment but it wore me out!! I always considered myself an athlete and felt like I was in decent shape but boy was I wrong.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
Bachelors of Science Degree from UCF in Sport & Exercise Science Specializing in Human Performance
I started CrossFit in 2012. I started by doing my own research and teaching myself how to perform movements correctly in the back of Gold’s Gym (my place of employment at the time). A friend of mine invited me to come workout at a local CrossFit on Saturday. Once I walked through those doors, I was hooked. I officially drank the Kool Aid and wanted nothing else. I have experienced so much growth from myself and from others, working in the fitness industry. I can say without a doubt, there is nothing more fulfilling than witnessing another individual overcome mental and physical barriers to achieve their goals, knowing that I had a part in it.
My father was an amateur body builder, so from a very young age I was interested in fitness. At 13 years old I got my first taste of lifting (Globo Gym) and fell in love with it. I played multiple sports all throughout school and always enjoyed being athletic. I joined the Army after high school, but started to struggle with finding time for fitness in my 20s. It was my desire to be the best possible role model for my son that drove me to rediscover fitness. In early 2014, I walked into a CrossFit gym for the first time, and almost immediately saw how effective and beneficial it could be not just for me but for anyone. I had gotten to about 230lbs at around 30% body fat, but within 6 months was down to 200lbs at 18%. I attended the Level 1 seminar in August of 2015 and got certified. Since then I have become the leader of my Unit’s full time staff physical readiness program. I also run an annual two-week health and wellness camp for soldiers who are struggling to meet the Army physical standards. Nothing makes me happier than seeing others reach for and achieve their goals. I also love putting my own fitness to the test with obstacle course races, mud runs, 5 & 10Ks, CrossFit and Men’s physique competitions.