Growing up with 2 brothers, I’ve always been active. My brothers and I spent much of our childhood playing sports in the yard, wrestling each other, or chasing each other through department stores full of delicate merchandise, to my Mother’s great shame. In High School, I played soccer, and in College, I got into weightlifting. At the time, I was hooked only on “bro-lifts”: bench press, bicep curls, and a chronic neglect of leg day. Feeling bored and aimless with my routine after college, I tried a local CrossFit box in 2012. Despite my pitiful first attempts at power cleans (more like reverse curls at that point), I knew that I had found something special. Ever since, I have become obsessed with CrossFit, not only for how uniquely difficult the “wods” are, but also because of the community. The community forged in the box reminds me of the Biblical proverb “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). We all grow stronger here by encouraging one another.
I got my coaching certification in 2014 with the hopes of coaching in the near future, so when I was given the opportunity to do so at MCCF, it was a no-brainer for me. I hope to play a small part in encouraging and pushing each of you toward your individual goals.