- CrossFit Level-1 Trainer
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting
- CrossFit Movement and Mobility
- 2013 CrossFit Judges Course
I was born and raised in Austin, graduating from The University of Texas. I grew up in a neighborhood with 16 other kids my age that all became above average athletically. We spent practically every day playing sports, so from an early age sports were a big part of my life and I developed a great foundation. From this, a passion to learn and be good at sports grew into an obsession. Also because of this, I could not stand being bad at things. I started to stay away from trying new things because I had developed a fear of failure. I did not want other people to think I was not good at something. This followed me up until I found CrossFit in 2009. CrossFit was this amazing program, introduced to be by the other co-owner of CrossFit City Limits, Blake Holman, which gave high intensity work-outs that kicked my ass and I loved it! CrossFit slowly started to change how I look at everything in my life, in work and in social situations. With scaled work-outs that challenged me mentally and physically, CrossFit started getting rid of my fear of failure. For CrossFit, you have to leave your ego at the door and be prepared to have people see you at your lowest, as you try as hard as you can to struggle through a work-out. This is only one of the countless benefits CrossFit brought to my life outside the gym.
Once hooked in 2009, I did not like not being good at CrossFit, so I began the arduous task of rectifying that. I started reading and watching everything I could get my hands on that discussed proper form of the different movements utilized by CrossFit programming, nutrition, mobility, etc. I started prescribing to the Paleo-Zone diet and I had confidence that if I worked hard and focused on learning proper form, benefits would come and they have. I now have my CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certificates.