CrossFit Level 1 Training
Growing up with 3 brothers made my life very competitive at a very young age. I played baseball, basketball, and football until I graduated high school. In college, I played football. After college, I was mostly working out in an “old school” Golds Gym. Workouts were mainly comprised of picking things up and putting them down. When I got married and started a family, my workout time became very scarce. So with the limited time I had, I took to running. I actually stuck to running for about 20 years. I ran many races in the 20 years. Some of my best times: 5K 18:04, 10K 41:42, half marathon 1:27:01, Manchester Road Race 28:58 CrossFit found me in 2012 at the age of 49 I found CrossFit to be right up my alley. Combined. I have been competing in the open since I began CrossFit. I have qualified for the Masters age group regionals 5 times. My best overall finish was back in 2020 in the 55-59 masters. I finished 63 overall in the world.
My first job working in a lumberyard while I was still going to college was my turning point. Self-confidence and failure was my enemy. I never wanted to take the lead because following was easy and less chance for failure. I realized very quickly if I didn’t step outside my comfort zone I would never grow as an individual. I had to force myself to be uncomfortable and take on new challenges for my Family and my career. I conquered the enemy by asking to take on leadership roles at work. When my kids came of age I volunteered to coach youth sports. I coached for over 10 years. The sports included basketball, baseball, and soccer. I never played soccer myself and I was way outside my comfort zone on this one. In my 40-year work career, I started as a Forklift operator and finished as a warehouse Sales Manager. Now in retirement, I continue to challenge myself by coaching CrossFit.
My purpose for coaching is to keep challenging myself to be better each day and motivate others to believe in themselves and have fun along the CrossFit journey.