I’ve been involved with CrossFit for around two years now and it’s made such an amazing impact on my life as a coach and athlete. My best friend Tony Macella was the first to introduce me to CrossFit and at the time I was doing a general bodybuilding program that I came upon from a fitness magazine and was training for Spartan Races. I remember thinking, “Yea, I look good but this isn’t enough. I need to be able to perform!”
And so my journey for true fitness began. I started from the basics and by being able to get into complicated positions correctly through mobility and studying human mechanics, I bought my own equipment but soon realized I was limited and wasn’t lifting as heavy as I would like. This led me to shop around for an affiliate to join. After a while of membership and tremendous growth, my passion to be a coach was noticed and then I pursued my Level 1 Trainer Certificate. I took and passed my Trainer Course Test in August of 2014 and then was presented an opportunity to coach my own class, which I gladly accepted.
I love everything about CrossFit; I’m actually a little obsessed with it. The fact that no matter what box you are from, you are part of a huge community of like-minded people that share the same passion as you in some degree, is just astounding to me. Being a coach is just the icing on the cake, cause not only am I a part of the community, but I’m a role model and a huge part in bettering an athlete’s fitness and quality of life.
My own personal goals are probably cliché and you’d hear it at any box worldwide but I would like to compete in Regionals and eventually the CrossFit Games at some point in my lifetime. I also have a passion for art of all sorts and human mechanics – basically how a body functions and how it should properly move. I am currently a college student and probably will be for years and I work as a sales associate at Reebok, which is the biggest sponsor of CrossFit as a brand, so it’s pretty convenient!