DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS AN ATHLETE
I grew up playing competitive hockey and found crossfit shortly after. I love to train with a focus on the process and resist the urge to shoot for specific weights, times, or reps. I’ve changed my focus to consistency as each day is an opportunity to be 1% better. Fitness is a huge staple in my life for both physical and mental benefits. I prefer team sports and crossfit where the sum of all the parts is always greater than going at it solo. You can usually find me doing the olympic lifts or playing around with gymnastic movements. I tend to geek out on the technicalities of skillful movements to make them as efficient as possible. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
WHAT CAN MEMBERS EXPECT IN YOUR CLASS / COACHING STYLE
In my classes you can expect a high standard for quality movements. I like to dig into the weeds of technical details and provide cues to have athletes moving the best they can. A friendly push comes when appropriate helping athletes reach their potential. I like to throw in some fun warm ups and gamify some workouts and can expect to hear some country music from time to time.
THE GREATEST LESSON YOU'VE LEARNED IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity. Some days are going to be better than others and I get a choice to consistently show up and do what I can. The habits and mindset learned from fitness can be applied to all other aspects of life. Ego is the enemy; staying humble and open to feedback has taught me so much and I get the opportunity to pay it forward.