I am a Jersey Boy who graduated from West Virginia University. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, specializing in Strength and Conditioning and Athletic Coaching Education. Athletics have pretty much taken over my life since I took my first steps. Most of my adolescent years were spent driving from sport to sport changing uniforms in the car. There has always been a desire to compete and finding CrossFit in 2009 enabled me to do that once more. However, I don’t think I was mature enough just yet to stick with it; after completing 100 Power Cleans for time, doing 5 Burpees every minute on the minute, I was DONE! I wanted to continue my “Curls for Girls” and lifting heavy objects was the only priority.
While Studying at WVU I had one of the best opportunities possible to work in a Collegiate Style facility that accepted members of all age and skill levels, from pre-adolescent to the seasoned veteran, and from fundamentals to elite athletes. I was able to experience every aspect of fitness on all levels and I fell in love. I knew what I wanted to do now, I just didn’t know exactly where or how to get there!
Fast forward a few years, and a couple missteps later I found myself in Florida searching for that passion that once burned hot inside to be amongst athletes, inside a facility, competing, surrounded by like-minded individuals. Once again, I found CrossFit and CrossFit found me, and bells started to ring. This new community, this new family aspect of fitness was something I longed to be a part of, and the people made it so easy. For the past 2 years now I have devoted every waking minute to furthering my education, my coaching ability, and athletic ability to better serve those that love this sport as much as I do. There’s only one thing that can give me a rush like competing myself, and that’s watching one of my athletes give it their all just the same!
I couldn’t be happier to start my next venture inside the walls of Gardens CrossFit. I have a very large reputation to uphold that has stood for some time, and I couldn’t be more excited, and ready to do so. I hope to learn just as much from you all about this thing called life as I can open your mind to the wide world of fitness!