- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
I grew up playing basketball then switched to rugby in high school and continued playing in college and the military. While I was playing rugby I trained for, Rugby I lifted and ran in addition to rugby practices. After I stopped playing rugby consistently I still lifted weights and ran a little but it wasn’t the same. Some co-workers introduced me to Mountain and Military Athlete which were good programs and very similar to Crossfit but it was hard to do in a normal gym and not really fun. One day we were having dinner with my brother and sister-in-law who both belonged to Crossfit WestSpringfield and they convinced me to give it a try. I loved it right away, it was a great workout with good people and filled the gap that rugby had left. The idea of functional fitness and training for life made a lot of sense to me, so I eventually became a coach. Five years later I still enjoy coaching and being a part of the Crossfit community, especially the CFWS community.
My favorite WOD is Murph, but I like most of the hero WODs. The fact that hero WODs are not only challenging but also offer a chance for people to remember/recognize people that have sacrificed everything is a truly great part of Crossfit.