I was introduced to sports at a very young age. I started playing baseball when I was about 5, and then started playing hockey when I was 10. I loved the physicality, the challenge, the training, the camaraderie, and most of all the fact that once you step onto the field or skate onto the rink, nothing else mattered. I was naturally athletic, but one thing always stuck with me, regardless of how hard I worked, my weight. I was always the “husky” kid growing up. This only got worse once I started college, I traded the field for a couch, and a hockey stick for late night pizza.
One day I looked in the mirror and decided that I had to make a change. Shortly after, I did a complete 180 and became obsessed with diet and exercise, it completely consumed me. 4 years later I had gotten burnt out, I couldn’t stand the monotony any more. Monday-Chest, Tuesday-Arms, Wednesday-Back, Thursday-Shoulders, Friday-Cardio and Core (notice the absence of leg day) – every week for years. I had thought about trying CrossFit for months, but like many others, I was super intimidated. I was yet again petrified to step out of my comfort zone. Finally, one day I decided that I couldn’t take it anymore and walked into my first CrossFit class.
That first Bootcamp class I felt something special that I hadn’t felt in a long time, everything that I loved about sports as a kid came rushing back, and I needed more. The last 6 years have been some of the most rewarding years of my life. I have become a better athlete than I had ever been, and developed confidence both in and out of the gym; I really feel like I am prepared for anything, and I owe that to CrossFit. Not to mention getting to work out every day with my wife, and the best friends I have ever known – who have become like family. I earned my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate to be able to help others get out of CrossFit what I have: a better quality of life. I’m honored to join this group of talented trainers, and coach some of the hardest working athletes on earth!