Power Clean: 155
Back Squat: 195
Fight Gone Bad: 236
Bear Complex: 95
Concept2 Rowing Challenge: 141,404 M
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
What I have learned so far... 1. The answer is "No" if you don't ask 2. Let yourself be new when learning new skills 3. Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. With that, ask the hard questions, have the difficult conversations, take that first step and don't hold yourself back. These are some of the rules that I have for myself that have helped shape me and guide me as a teacher/instructor, and now as a coach. I'm an avid snowboarder and also raced amateur motocross/supercross until 2015 when I retired my racing career due to injuries. I have been snowboarding since 1988. I love to teach snowboarding as well, and it is rewarding to pass on the skills that I have mastered. I didn't play many standard team sports growing up, but have always been active. Rock-climbing, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, and new to the list in 2021, I was finally able to take on surfing. What I know for certain, is that at 47 years old, I have never been in better shape and can only imagine what the sports would be like if I had CrossFit all along.
I have had so many turning points in my life that have forever changed me and shaped me, and I'm just extremely grateful that my grandparents stepped up and watched over me. My grandfather is responsible for my work ethics, how to build/repair/fix just about anything, and to be self sufficient. My grandma helped me to understand how to navigate most of the rest. However, my biggest turning point without a doubt, has been my two boys, being there for them, always striving to foster the best environment for them and striving to teach them all that I have learned. If there was an enemy, I would say it was "fear" and learning to overcome that was difficult. The fear of failing, the fear of not being good enough, the fear of what others thought of me. Letting go of the fear is hard, but being able to have the conversation with myself, and knowing that the fear is not real, gets easier all of the time.
My purpose for coaching is to give back what I have learned and to also pay it forward. Being able to mentor, and to coach, shows that you have taken the time, put in the work, and dedicated yourself to being able to help others grow. I'm motivated and find fulfillment by helping others and watching them grow in ways they didn't know was possible.