I have always been an athlete – Wrestling, football and track. When those things ended I was just a regular old gym rat, reading magazines to figure out a routine and never really worrying much about diet and how that affected my body.
In 2010, however, I discovered CrossFit and it was the perfect fit for me. I fell in love day one! That day one consisted of a great deal of air squats. Looking back I thought how easy this was going to be and why was I even here. It was hard and it burned beyond what I had ever imagined, needless to say I was hooked.
I was trained by some of the best Olympic athletes and lifters in U.S. History including Olympians Cheryl Hayworth, Natalie and Cody Bergner, Donovan Ford and Erin Okonik to name a few (doing CrossFit in Colorado Springs – Home of the Olympic Training Center - has its advantages).
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 and 2
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- CrossFit InvictusAthlete
- CrossFit Games Competitor 2015
In 2015, I qualified for the CrossFit Games. It’s been a long road and what I found is very simply, you can always improve and after 5 years I’m better than I ever have been even though I’m 41. Attacking weaknesses is fundamental to this sport because everyday varies from the exercises in the workout to the way those exercises make you feel.
Everyone I train has different abilities and different goals. You must always work hard but recognize your limits and learn from people that have knowledge to share. Trust that I will pass this knowledge along to anyone that wants to learn. That means it life, in fitness, in nutrition and in self-worth.