Background: Former firefighter, massage therapist, ultra marathoner, triathlete, high school elite level swim coach and USA swim coach.
Classes coached: Crossfit, Leanfit and Explosive Endurance
What role does coaching play in your life?
“There is something about coaching that is extremely satisfying and necessary in my life. When I play a role in someone reaching their fitness goals, it is rewarding to me in a way nothing else is. My athletes are probably more important in my life than I am in theirs.”
What is your favorite kind of workout?
“I do love more than anything to workout under the sun; it is my favorite thing that exists. I like and dislike a wide variety of sports and types of workouts, and that list is in constant flux. Running and swimming have always been staples in my fitness. Open water swimming, and trail running both make happy like nothing else does. I used to love biking, then I hated biking, and now I love biking more than ever. Volleyball and spikeball are my favorite team sports to compete in. I love CrossFit because it is a great way to be healthy and “all around fit”. CrossFit, when I am smart about it makes me better at all the things I love to do. I love the relationships I have built because of CrossFit. I love to compete, and I love to push my body through physically and mentally challenging things.”
What does fitness mean to you?
“I have been trying to figure out what fitness means to me my entire life. The athletic parts of my day are often my favorite, and definitely most important for my psyche. Is it all about competing? Is it all about feeling good, looking good and being confident in my body? Is it all about the relationships gained and bonds created through competing with and going through challenges with other people? I guess it’s all of those things at different times. Tomorrow my answer will be different, I’m sure.”