I am the proud husband to Tanya and father of Mitchell and Ellie. I am an adjunct faculty member in the Sport and Exercise Studies Department at Columbus State Community College and full time trainer and coach at Fit Club. I believe in performance-based fitness and athletic programs. Life is about function, not fluff. That is, how well you move through the activities of life (function) matters far more than how well you can keep up with the latest fad workout, exercise, or diet put out by “fitness” industry magazines and advertising (fluff). I believe constantly varied functional movement at high intensity is the safest, fastest, most rewarding path to a level of health and fitness most people only dream of. I believe it is for everyone willing to work for it, regardless of age or ability, and I believe it is for you – if you commit to it.
I train because I love it. I love the focus and simplicity. I love the feeling I get from doing something really hard that most people wouldn’t even dare to try. I love the physical feeling I get while I’m immersed in an intense activity. I love the mental focus I get when I eat real food and I love knowing I can eat the bad stuff and burn it off in an instant because I’ll “go there” the next time I work out. I love that I can control my health by eating and doing things I enjoy. And I love the clarity of purpose and independence it gives my life. Moving better, bolder, more freely, stronger, quicker, balanced and without pain improves you physically, mentally and emotionally. Helping people do that makes my day/week/month/year/life. I love the feeling I get when someone accomplishes something great, whether that’s a gold medal, a first pull-up, attending three classes a week, or being able to see their feet again). I train personally and professionally for the same reason: to help people get more out of life. I train CrossFit because in my wide experience, it yields the best results in the least amount of time.
“If it’s important do it everyday” – Dan Gable
I’m always up for a challenge. I recently graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science (emphasis in coaching). I have been happily married to the love of my life for two years. I love longboarding, snowboarding, soccer, tennis, and let’s be honest- any sport.
I have been involved in competitive sports all my life. After high school, however, finding consistent competition was difficult. That’s when my mind was opened. A college friend introduced me to CrossFit and I’ve been hooked ever since. Pushing myself through physically and mentally demanding workouts excites me. The feeling I get afterwards is addictive. Our bodies have the ability to do so much more than most are aware, so being able to fight though grueling workouts everyday is awesome.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” – Greg Glassman.