I was a State track athlete in High School in the 400m sprint, but running was easy for me and never seemed to satisfy me and challenge me. I needed something different. So after high school, I started training and competing for what I was truly meant for...obstacle courses. Some of my proudest achievements are: being an American Ninja Warrior Season 5 contestant, placing 12th in the Indianapolis Spartan Sprint Elite level in May 2015, 3rd in the Indiana Warrior Dash 2015 and 2nd place in the Wild Moose Chase 10k Trail run in Spokane, WA in 2013. I also am a CrossFit L1 Trainer and studying to be an AMN Level 1 Practitioner.
I train using CrossFit because it is the best way to be ready for anything. I love walking around town, going on a hike, and traveling the world knowing that, if necessary, Yes! I can scale that wall. Yes, I can push the car down the block for you. Why in fact, yes, I can carry your grandmother to safety. Of course I can! I have been training at CrossFit White River.
CrossFit challenges me physically, mentally and spiritually. It is an amazing tool that enables me to do the things I believe I was meant for.
I love people. And more than that, I love helping people to be who God intended them to be; fit, with a strong body and strong will, healthy, disciplined, honest to themselves and others, a part of a larger community, and much more. Coaching allows me an avenue to serve the community around me by making them sweat, bleed and cry their way to a full life. It is my honor to help you be the best version of yourself possible. You will hate me and love me :)
I have done CrossFit for about 2 years. You might be thinking, wow, that's all? Yes, that's all and it should show you that if you have the will and determination to grow and learn, you can go further than you think and faster than you think. But, we are NOT new to movement, and we are NOT new to fitness. Come try out CrossFit White River and I promise you that you will leave stronger, happier, and better than when you arrived.
Obstacle Course Racing and Martial Arts
I love playing with and training up my 3 year old son Traegan and baby daughter Amelia. My wife and I enjoy leading people in musical worship at our church. I also love to sit at coffee shops with some movie soundtracks in my headphones, a Bible, and a journal and just ponder life, pray, post on facebook, plan epic adventures and philosophize.
I danced from age 7 years old through High School when I began teaching dance as well. My main focus in dance has been ballet where I have learned the importance of proper technique, body awareness and self discipline. I've taught dance to all ages for over eight years. I was also a swim instructor for children. In 2012 I became certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer and completed an internship working as a trainer at a YMCA. I have obtained my CrossFit Gymnastics Certification and I am a CrossFit L-1 Trainer.
Searching for an ideal form of conditioning has been one of my life long goals. Within the framework of CrossFit I have found a blend of grace, intensity and technicality that I have not found elsewhere. The gains in fitness and improved performance that are possible through CrossFit are better than I have seen in any other system.
I am a coach because its part of who I am. I love to learn and share what I have discovered with others. I find the greatest pleasure in seeing people accomplish their goals and overcome challenges. Coaching is a tremendous platform to see change and growth and to be an active part of the process.
I did my first Crossfit WOD at an official Box in April 2014.
My favorite sport is in the process of being invented. It incorporates Parkour, rock climbing, extreme board sports like surfing and snowboarding, dance and circus ropes in obstacle course style with grace, technique, speed and innovation as key judging points.
I love to be outdoors, experiencing new things and meeting new people. I love to adventure with the love of my life and our little cub and cub in the making. Making music, creating healthy meals for my family, and zoning into a labyrinth of thoughts amidst a backdrop of beautiful scenery are some of my favorite pastimes.
It may be typical, but CrossFit. I compete multiple times a year in CrossFit competitions. I also like football and tennis. Oh and Ultimate Frisbee is a lot of fun too.
In all honesty when I’m not training I am perfectly content with just sitting on the couch and watching TV or a movie. Of course I do like to apply my fitness from time to time and go on hikes and other outdoors stuff. I also love to ride my motorcycle, that is if its not too cold outside. I will also be going back to school to be a Physical Therapists Assistant.