- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
- USAW Sports Performance Level 1 Certification
- CrossFit Strongman Certification
- CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
I wish I had a cool background story for all of you but truth be told I am just an average, every day run of the mill guy like so many others. I grew up playing any sport I had the chance to, I played baseball, basketball, wrestling, pole vault, and eventually took up golf. I was the kind of athlete that was always pretty decent at any sport I tried, but never really excelled at any of them.
I was introduced to CrossFit in 2007 when a good friend of mine partnered up to open a CrossFit gym and I decided I would check it out, with no other purpose but to show my support for his new venture. I walked into his gym for my first workout and was welcomed by a wod(workout of the day) called “Cindy” which is an AMRAP (as many reps as possible) in 20 minutes of: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats. I was in decent shape at the time and was somewhat offended when they told me I should scale the workout down to just 10 minutes. The trainers called 3-2-1-go and we were off, it only took about 5 minutes into the workout before I thought I was going to die. I eventually made it to the 10 minute mark and gladly walked away from the group, thankful that I was spared from having to complete the whole 20 minutes. I went home that night wondering why in the world anyone would willingly do that to themselves on a daily basis. I was sore everywhere and wasn’t sure I could play that supportive friend role any longer. A couple days later, determined to support my buddy, I did make my way back into the gym. Before I knew it I was hooked and had drank the kool-aid and was completely addicted.
I have had the opportunity since that time to travel across the United States and Canada and train at over 35 boxes with some amazing coaches. I have taken bits and pieces from each box and have brought them here to CrossFit Leverage to pass on to all of you.