CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I am a former hockey player and wrestler. I have spent a large chunk of my life on this fitness journey. The biggest thing I have learned is to show up! If you show up over and over and work on your strengths AND weaknesses, you will see results. If you pair that consistency with paying some attention to what you eat, you can build an amazing fitness base. I love the sport of CrossFit, and the diversity it builds into its athletes. The sport of fitness can be a lifetime sport if a person chooses to work on the foundations and improve on those every day. Most of our fight is an internal ones. “We all have two enemies. The man across from us and the man in the mirror. Once we learn how to conquer the one in the mirror, the one across from us really doesn’t matter anymore!”
A turning point…Jim Rohn calls this the day that turns your life around. For me, this was when I learned that I could be whoever and whatever I want to be (within reason- I’m clearly never going to be an NBA player). The sentiment behind this is that you have to DECIDE. You choose to decide what you want, who you want to become, and then you wake up every day and do something to move towards that. I don’t have a clearly specific turning point. I had a general malaise that I was existing in. I was not happy with my work, my relationship with my kids, and my life in general. I made a decision to become better today than I was yesterday, and I have lived my life like this ever since. This mindset has rough days. Some days, I have to just be ok with not seeing a lot of growth. However, my pursuit is to consistently be in a state of evolution so I can become the best possible version of myself: mentally, emotionally, physically, and relationally.
I am driven to help others achieve their goals. I love the athlete who comes to me and asks for help; the one who wants to stay after and work on their gymnastics skills or OLY lifts. It’s that little bit of improvement that I can offer them that may increase their efficiency or output. I am excited to watch the athletes’ I coach find a new level of success. When a person gets their first muscle up, for example, or progresses forward with a movement, I take pride in knowing I played a part a small part in helping that individual on their journey. If I am ever in the gym with you, please do not hesitate to ask me to coach a movement or a skill. Seeing the joy on the face of an athlete who just did something new is priceless! I am 49. My personal motivation is to have better fitness at 50 than I do today. I want to continue this trend in my life for as long as my body will allow. I don’t believe we are just supposed to get old and struggle physically; this is not on my agenda.