- CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coach
- CrossFit Endurance Coach
- CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
- Multi-sport and endurance athlete
I grew up in organized team sports – football, basketball, baseball, hockey, swimming, and skiing in the winter. I moved to San Luis Obispo to study mechanical engineering at Cal Poly, where I left the traditional sports behind for off-road motocross, surfing, triathlon, cycling, and mountaineering. I enjoyed competing with my collegiate triathlon team and in various offroad moto events, excelling the most in the longer, grueling, endurance style races.
I was an average college male trying to get buffed; and triathlon was my concept of fitness. I was impressed but not convinced when I read about the CF training regime of the Spartan actors from “300”, and kept on benching, curling, and scoffing at the occasional kipping pull-up I saw in the gym. Eventually I came across Glassman’s article What is Fitness – where he put fitness in terms of mechanics, efficiency, and energy. Our bodies are machines, and his explanations made sense to me as an engineer – I had to try it. From there my story was the typical CF romance, I fell in love with the community, pursuit of fitness, and constant self improvement.
I started at Hi Def when Alison and Shawn opened up a few years ago, and have been blessed with the opportunity to coach some incredible athletes since Fall, 2012. I believe Einstein got it right; “Only a life lived for others is worth living” and I absolutely love helping our athletes better themselves. Coaching our Hi Def ninjas is consistently the highlight of my week!