CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, Attitude Nation Level 1 Seminar (Weightlifting), Outlaw Training Camp Science and Precision Series, Kendrick Farris' Bless The Gym Workshop
I have always been interested in fitness, but never found the right fit for me. The gym was boring and lasted for about two weeks. I found CrossFit online in early 2010. While I instantly loved the WODs and movements, at the time I “couldn’t” do it. Couldn’t do a pull-up, couldn’t lift *insert anything here* and basically felt as though I could not do any of what I found online. Unfortunately, there was no local CrossFit affiliate at the time so my search for the right fit continued…on my couch. A year later I came upon the CF mainsite and found a local box had opened, Spartan CrossFit. I sent Michael a message on March 13th, 2011 and started foundations the next day. I remember seeing Murph posted on the whiteboard for the WOD classes during my second week of foundations and thinking, “These people are crazy. Run a mile – do 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, and 300 squats…then run another mile?? Do I get 3 days to finish? No way will that ever happen.” I was wrong. Yes, we are crazy, but just because something was not presently possible did not mean that it could not or would not happen. I could do it and I believe anyone else can too.
It took another year of encouragement from Michael, but in September of 2012, I took the CFL1 at Rogue. I have been coaching at SCF since then and have taken several other seminars along the way to refine my skills as a coach. I want to use the knowledge and experience I have gained to help others reach their goals by training smarter and more efficiently.
Outside of SCF I bleed Green; there is no better place than Spartan Stadium. I have my B.S. and M.S. in Packaging from MSU. I currently work for Kellogg as a Packaging Engineer.
Motivation & Passion