L1 Certified June 2015
Born in Springfield, IL. Spent most of my childhood in Rochester, IL. Moved back to Springfield for high school. Senior year made the move to Decorah, IA where I finished high school and graduated in 2010. Continued my education spending two years at Luther College in Decorah, IA studying business management and communications while playing on the basketball team. As a lifelong basketball player, I loved the feeling of being part of a team, almost like a second family. I thrived in that environment. When I returned home from college I was eager to find that again. In December 2013, Bryan introduced me to CrossFit. Him and Jon shared with me their vision of XLT. Instantly I knew I had found my new team. Outside of XLT I spend my time being a soldier in the Army National Guard, attached to the 3637th Support Maintenance Company at Camp Lincoln, work as a Screen Printer/Graphic Artist at FreeStyle Apparel & Design, as well as an Assistant Basketball coach for 6th grade boys at Franklin Middle School.
What I love most about CrossFit is the community. There are people of all different fitness levels coming together with common goals. We encourage, motivate, and push each other to reach new heights. CrossFit allows athletes to gain confidence breaking down barriers they once thought unobtainable. This mindset carries over into our every day lives.
It’s contagious, and it works. The results speak for themselves.
What I love most about being a coach is seeing our athletes develop and progress through hard work and determination. Whether it be hitting a new PR, helping them with technique/form, seeing an improvement in mobility, or an increase in endurance. Each feat conquered is a reason to celebrate. Building relationships with our athletes and being a part of their fitness journey betters me as a coach and person. There is no ceiling in CrossFit; always room to improve and more to learn.
Favorite Movement: Cleans and Wallballs
Favorite Girl WOD: Annie and Kelly
Favorite Hero WOD: The Seven
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem