- Crossfit L1
- USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Strongman
- CrossFit Football
- OPEX CCP Level 1 Associate Coach (In progress)
I started my training journey as a competitive power lifter from August of 2001 until May of 2013. During this time, I coached and programmed for several training partners throughout the years. I began CrossFit in April of 2012, followed by opening our gym in September of 2012, and have been coaching ever since.
I have always had a great appreciation of all Strength Sports. I’ve been very fortunate to have experienced many training partners reaching their goals throughout my powerlifting career. It has always been just as gratifying for me to see them achieve their goals as it was for me to reach my own. Now with Progressive Fitness Development, I get to help individuals fitness goals on a much larger scale. It truly is the best job in the world. I’ve always had a strong desire to learn all I can about improving human potential, then sharing this education through my job as a coach.
I’m very proud of how well I know each one of our member’s capabilities. I know some of them better than they know themselves, lol. My approach coaching our athletes in a very simple manner, as to not overwhelm them with information. I like teach movements in “layers” if you will. This has been quite effective over the years. I’m not a fan of over complicating things for the sake of “sounding smart”.
Outside of the gym I enjoy spending as much time with my wife and family as possible. I’m a huge sucker for my dog Lenny. He has me wrapped around his finger, but I think the feeling is mutual.
My current favorite activity is the breakfast date I have with my wife Sharon every Saturday morning before we open the gym.