With over 25 years of experience in health and fitness, I continue an undying passion to assist individuals in obtaining their personal goals toward living a healthy lifestyle. Achieving balance in the demands that life can challenge us with, it is of the utmost importance to take the best care of your health. Making a commitment to take the time to make sure your body is functioning – on the inside as well as the outside – is the best decision that you can make in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Discover the athlete within you!
Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have been an avid competitor my entire life. Whether it be Class 1 soccer, collegiate water polo, or CrossFit, I thrive on the competition and strive to push my mental and physical limits. The greatest reward for a competitor is attaining those goals appearing to be just out of reach. The greatest reward for a coach is inspiring and motivating athletes to push the envelope and their comfort levels to reach their goals and full potential. After all, the best part about helping someone reach their goals, is watching the development and journey along the way!
As a former college athlete, I have always been expected to train at peak performance levels. I was in varsity sports year-round at West Virginia Wesleyan College, playing football and track & field. It was during those years that I earned my B.S. in Exercise Science and went on to complete my certification as a personal trainer. I have become certified as a CrossFit™ trainer, with more specialized certifications in CrossFit™ Gymnastics and CrossFit™ Olympic Lifting. But I’ve still got some work to do! I’m challenging myself to be able to do a full gymnastics ring routine…but my 6’3” 225 lb. frame is working against me. I’ll have to tell myself what I tell my clients: “Get out of your head!"
I grew up as a dancer and in hindsight, lived an unhealthy lifestyle, consumed with body image. I left dancing after high school and sought out the help I needed to lead a much more positive life and get my body healthy again. In 2002 I was introduced to Greg Glassman and CrossFit by a friend. I immediately fell in love with the intensity, variation and competitiveness of it. I have been fortunate enough to have trained under and alongside the best CrossFit coaches in the world for the past 10 years and continue to learn from my peers and my clients daily. CrossFit has done so much for my life, my attitude, my body image, and my health and I am passionate about spreading the same benefits to my community. I hold certifications as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, Nutrition, and Kettlebell training. I have a special place in my heart for clients with extenuating circumstances due to illness or debilitations and find joy in helping them to rehab their minds and bodies. As a competitive crossfitter with years of experience under my belt, I enjoy working with other athletes in an effort to assist them in achieving their own competitive goals. It is my goal to ensure that everyone be afforded a healthy, fit and functional lifestyle and that they may share the same love for CrossFit that I have in my heart!
There is nothing I am more proud of in my life than my achievements in the world of CrossFit. I was never an athlete. I spent my youth struggling with my weight and never stuck to a regular exercise routine. In 2008, I was introduced to CrossFit and began the trek to making some drastic lifestyle changes. My dedication to CrossFit has brought me to the point where I can finally call myself an athlete. I currently hold certifications as a CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer and a CrossFit Olympic Lifting coach. I am excited to continue my own training by helping every member at CrossFit Lifeworx realize how achievable lifestyle change and fitness goals are!