CrossFit Trainer, Level 1
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
USAW Sports Performance Coach
Specific training/certification in KettleBells, TRX/Suspension, Nutrition, Programming, Group/Individual Training, Anatomy/Physiology
A Short History of Me
Long before a barbell was in my hands there were dice and X-Box controllers. I would never miss a new episode of ST:TNG or Babylon 5. Weekends meant D & D all day followed by late nights of Dr. Who, Red Dwarf, and Anime on PBS.
As a teen I fancied myself a ninja, reading books, and dabbling in a variety of Martial Arts.
In college I majored in Psychology and became a Fencer. I studied all three Olympic swords as well as classical rapier, instructing for a year after graduation.
As a young adult I focused my martial arts training. Earning a black belt in 2010 and beginning to instruct as well.
In 2012, and in a complete surprise to myself, I discovered a passion for fitness. I was bitten by the bug and haven’t looked back since. (I also changed career paths and became a desk jockeying accountant.) This is when I realized that though I had always been active I wasn’t actually fit or “in good shape”.
In 2015, I jumped off a cliff. I quit the day job to chase this new fascination with fitness.
People often say they want the body they had in their twenties. I am so much stronger, fitter, and healthier than I ever was then. I just passed the marker where in D&D I’d start loosing physical stats due to age and all I can do is laugh.
My goal now is to give others the same experience that I have enjoyed. And I look forward to every new Star Wars and Marvel movie release just as much as you do.
Turns out when you try to do a handstand on the Iron Throne at a con in the middle of the night security pops out of nowhere and is none too thrilled. 🙂
Being fit helps cosplay too 😀