I was was initially introduced to CrossFit through Kelly Starrett who runs San Francisco CrossFit. At the time I was recovering from a series of very complicated knee procedures (3 surgeries in this case for a biological knee replacement), he was my physical therapists and said in one of my sessions “Hey once you get back on your feet I want to you try this out.” I mulled it over during my therapy session, then tried it and realized it was one of the best directions I've ever pursued.
Now I am a firm believer the physical skill sets CrossFit trains combined with its programming will get anyone into incredible shape (that includes YOU), have a lot of fun getting there, improve performance in other sports you enjoy and achieve milestones you never thought possible, and prevent surgeries so you can keep active and playing through aging. I would like to thank the coaches that helped me develop my foundation including KStar, Chris Lalanne at Lalanne Fitness, Dan and Sarah at CrossFit Sonoma County and Zeke at CrossFit Coastal in Wilmington, NC. Since then I have continued developing my foundation working with a number of incredible instructors visiting us including some incredible Oly lifting coaches. I feel I am a perpetual student to this incredible sport and will do my best to impart knowledge and motivate.
In my earlier days I played competitive basketball and volleyball, ran track with a PR in the mile at 4:10, taught Phys Ed, coached basketball, tennis and volleyball and worked sales for various Internet companies. I graduated from Virginia Tech and MBA from Thunderbird Business School.
I love CrossFit. It’s changed my life and hope it can change yours. I will do my best to work with you closely and attentively. But also be patient in your training. It's my philosophy to start slowly and learn the foundations of movements thoroughly. Even if the workouts will be scaled or those around you are doing more this is your fitness and your path. Focus on solid form and correct movement. Now lets begin your fitness journey together and have some fun getting in shape!