I was introduced to CrossFit in April of 2006 by a fellow personal trainer (who’s brother is now the owner of CrossFit Las Vegas), and have come to understand the importance of sound programming, purpose, and longevity in any program. CrossFit has exposed me to many different training concepts and specialties that I would have not necessarily pursued had it not been for the diverse skill sets contained in it’s methodology. Continually wanting to improve my own fitness, skill level, and training knowledge, CrossFit has been instrumental not only in my own development, but also in how I train others. I want people to succeed and feel the success that happens when the hard work is put in, and the results follow. It’s contageous and addictive.
Developing a Coaching style is a long, trying, and tedious road. Trial and error over periods of time determine what works, and what doesn’t. In my years of Coaching, I’ve always found enjoyment in applying many of the different training concepts out there, to what is relevant in what we’re doing as a gym and as individuals. A few things that I’ve learned along the way have been:
- There is no “one size fits all” program.
- No one has the “best” training program.
- Individual results can be guided by a great Coach, but not handed out.
- The “fitness” industry can be a horribly deceiving and ego driven place.
I strive every day, week, and year to gain more knowledge to serve those who come and see us. I get excited when others, who may not have been familiar with what we do, get excited about their results and realize that what they once thought was a measurement of fitness success, is no longer the standard. They’re hungry for more knowledge and improvement for themselves. Fitness is a life long journey that doesn’t have an end.
My fitness and leadership experience has taken me through many different adventures. From my days as a Petty Officer in the Navy, constantly pursuing physical goals while serving during that time. To today as an Non Commissioned Officer in the Army pursuing more physically demanding goals and demanding more of myself, my desire to learn, serve, with the goal of helping others has been insatiable. The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. This keeps me wanting to know more. Exploring the virtues of CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Strength and Conditioning, Gymnastics, and endurance activities has kept me busy and on my toes since beginning my “Coaching” career in 2005.
My future goals as a Coach are to attend more continuing education opportunities such as: USAW Level 2 Coaching Certification, Military Athlete Coaching Certification, and eventually compete in Olympic Weightlifting. In the short term, I will be focusing on my career as a Soldier and tackling the physical and mental demands of an upcoming course of training in North Carolina.
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Running and Endurance
- CrossFit Nutrition
- CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- CrossFit Football
- Westside Barbell Powerlifting Certification
- USAW Sports Performance Coach
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
- Whole9 Nutrition Workshop (participant)
- Perform Better Functional Training Summit (participant)