CrossFit Level 1 Certification
A bit burnt out from constant competitive athletics, I went off to UC San Diego with an intention to focus on my pre-medical studies and take a break from sports. However, I have always been a part of a team, and I needed that team atmosphere to adjust to college. My high school team had a amazing Crew (Rowing) team that won the Henley Cup in England. When I got to UC San Diego, I saw that the Men's Crew team had walk-on tryouts and decided to give it a shot. I rowed as part of the team my entire freshman year. At 5'7", I decided crew wasn't my sport and throughout my remaining college years, I workout globo-gym style/body-building style and played intramural basketball and football.
After college, I entered the Jesuits - an international Catholic religious order and professed vows. During my time living in Spokane, Washington and being assigned to work at home for the intellectually disabled, I stumbled upon a CrossFit affiliate. The following week I began going to classes everyday, and I fell in love. I have traveled a lot as a Jesuit, and have found wonderful CrossFit affiliates throughout the country. I am officially in my 4th year of CrossFit, and I plan to make it part of my life for a very long time. In the Fall of 2018, I will begin medical school at Loyola University Chicago, and I intend to make CrossFit a part of my future as physician.
Motivation & Passion
CrossFit has been such an important positive part of my life in emotional, physical, and even spiritual ways. I began coaching because I wanted the opportunity to give that back to the others in the community. I hope as many people can experience the joys that come with being confident and humble, strong and eager to grow. I prioritize wholistic health and fitness methodologies in a society where we see so much chronic disease. CrossFit for me is more than coming to the gym and lifting weights. It's about living a lifestyle that optimizes your fitness so that you can live more fully and thrive. It's about having fun working hard. It's about being part of a community that seeks to better themselves as well.