I have been involved with sports since I was about 8 years old , I played soccer, baseball, basketball, and rowed crew. After high school I started working out at home with dumbbells and a trx, but after a while I hit a wall and couldn’t push myself anymore. I heard about crossfit from a friend and figured I would give it a try. The next week I was at Midcoast for my first on ramp ……I was hooked after one class. I have played sports for many years and for me, nothing compares to the feeling of accomplishment when you hear that clock beep at the end of a wod and you know, you have given that workout everything you had. I spent the next year as a regular at Midcoast. One day I was introduced to former Midcoast barbell head coach Riky Jakobsohn . I started attending some barbell classes to try improve my Olympic lifts, it only took a couple classes to see that I wanted to focus on Olympic lifting and train to compete. I have now gone on to get my USAW Sports Performance Coaching Certification and have competed in local meets. I am currently training with head coach of Team CT Gary Valentine and am continuing to train to compete.I have met so many great people from Midcoast and am glad I scheduled my first on ramp. I never thought I was going to become a coach. But when I’m at the box and see a new lifter excel though the progressions of the lifts or an experienced lifter make one small adjustment and hit that new PR….that’s what makes me proud to be a coach at Midcoast.
- USAW Sports Performance Coaching Certification