How did you first get involved in Threshold Training and what were your initial thoughts?
My first workout was on June 12, 2012, after being referred by a high school friend who was a member. I was in the worst shape of my life, and hadn’t been in a workout routine in at least 5 years. Initially, I was scared and excited at the same time, and ultimately hooked after my first three workouts.
Tell us about why you chose to become a coach.
I used to coach swimming as a young adult, and part of me missed that feeling of making an impact in someone’s life. I caught the bug again while being a judge during the open in 2014, and we all agreed that it could be a good fit.
Most memorable moment at Threshold Training.
My most memorable moment in 7 years??? It’s always my most recent one. A cop out answer…probably, but in reality there are too many to list. There’s something memorable that happens within these walls every single day.
- Favorite WOD/Workout?
- Karen (150 WB for Time) 2. Bear Complex 3. Jackie (Rowing, Thrusters, and Pull-ups)
- What keeps you going through a tough workout? Does this help when things get tough outside the gym?
No one wants to be a quitter, and no one looks up to a quitter. Even if I need to modify, barring an unsafe situation, I’m going to finish to the best of my ability. Not only does this way of thinking get me through a tough workout, but it gets me through my professional and personal life as well. When the going gets tough, adjust, endure, and succeed.
Who inspires you?
Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson
What degrees or certifications do you have/are working towards?
Crossfit Level 1 B.S. in Recreation Management Working towards being “World’s #1 Dad”. I’m 12 years in…with a long way to go.
How has threshold training changed your lifestyle?
In my professional life I’m in Sales. Since I’ve started Crossfit, I have become a lot more confident and comfortable with myself, which is important to my career. I’ve never been one to be addicted to working out, but that’s what Crossfit does. It gets you addicted to always wanting to better yourself, to wanting to try new things, and to never give up.