In 2005 I realized the health choices I was making in life were not the best, so I decided to make a change. Starting out at 300 lbs I had a long way to go to lose the weight I wanted. Luckily I had some fitness experience from being a three sport athlete in high school. It took a couple of years but I lost the weight I wanted to. Flash forward to 2015 and constantly doing the same types of workouts I was looking for something different. I stumbled onto CrossFit after watching the CrossFit Games on TV. Being a former athlete and trying to constantly fuel that competitive drive I decided to try out a local CrossFit gym (CrossFit Crowned). Within the first hour of my first 1-on-1 session I was hooked. I realized not only did I want to continue with CrossFit, but I also wanted to be a coach and eventually an owner. During the first week of CrossFit I wrote a note on my refrigerator to own a CrossFit gym so I could give others the same experience I had. In 2019 that dream came true and I became part owner of CrossFit Crowned. In February of 2020 I had the opportunity to take over the gym as full owner. Being a full time owner can be stressful, but it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
- CrossFit Level 1