All the way through my senior year of college, I was the shortest/smallest dude in the class. From this came a big disadvantage in the world of sports, and even though I loved competition I often felt I couldn’t keep up. In high school I ran all year round (my favorite season was cross-country), but had no interest in continuing with this when I went off to college. After a few years of doing nothing in college, I found myself bored and completely out of shape (skinny-fat some call it). Instead of running I decided to try lifting for the first time. I developed a chest/tri, back/bi routine and continued through my first job, the whole time thinking I was getting in great shape. Mary (Leo’s oldest.. uh, I mean longest client) then started to challenge this and encouraged me to try out Crossfit for the first time. Eventually I gave in, and it was love at first sweat. I immediately knew just how out of shape I was, and was hooked. I started researching all the movements, practicing in the morning before work. I eventually felt I had a pretty good understanding of the movements and wanted to take it to the next level, which is when I decided to go for my L1. The class was eye opening, saying I had (and still have) much to learn is a huge understatement. It is one of the best parts about being part of this knowledgeable and different group of coaches, everyone does things different, and I learn something new every day. I continue to research movements/wods/games athletes and many other aspects of the Crossfit community to learn and be able to convey this information to all Truth in Fitness athletes. My goal is to learn from everyone, but also to use these experiences to help others who may be having similar issues. Seeing someone PR, or complete a task they never thought they could is one of the most rewarding experiences, and I hope to make a habit of both of those things.
CrossFit Level One Certified – ANSI Accredited
CrossFit Kids Certified
USAW Sports Performance
CrossFit Kettlebell Certified