CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Wellcoaches Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Certified Eat To Perform Coach --- Specialty - Science of Body Recomposition
Bachelors in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Nutrition
Certified in American Red Cross Basic Life Support and CPR
After college and up until I started CrossFit (in 2015), I was on this on again off again roller coaster of working out and eating healthy. I would do something for about 3-4 months, start to get bored, then miss a day, then another, and another, and eventually I would be missing everyday. I always had intentions of starting something new right away but most often I would end up doing nothing. CrossFit was different. It held my attention. I didn’t get bored. I knew about CrossFit for about a year before going to my first class. I kept putting it off because it had been at least a year since I had done any real exercise and I was in terrible shape, the worst I’d ever been in. What flipped the switch for me was when a coworker handed me an article about CrossFit Skopos opening just a few miles away. Having known about CrossFit I knew I would love it but I was still scared (like stomach churning scared) to walk through the front door. The important thing is, I did walk through the door, then I did again, and again, and again. It was love at first workout!
Motivation & Passion
I grew up with the idea that nothing was impossible and I could do anything I put my mind to. I was encouraged to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. Sometimes I would be successful and sometimes I would fail miserably. I also learned that failure was not a negative thing but rather a stepping stone to success. What I love about coaching is being able to help people achieve the goals important to them, whether it’s being able to do a pull-up, lift a heavy barbell, get off medication, pick up the kids/grandkids without pain, or anything in between. Reaching that goal will have failures and successes along the way and as a coach, I get to help people through that process. One of the things that gives me the most joy as a coach is the look on a person's face when they do something they didn't think they could do. That is such a great moment.