Crossfit Level 1 Certification
Started checking out Crossfit Vinthill in 2017, and came up with any excuse I could after visiting not to show up, life, work you name it. I've been the person who said, I can't do it, it's easier to just sit at home, and frankly - scared of CrossFit. Fast forward to 2022, life is a bit different now. The philosophy, life-changing aspects, and community made me want to dive in and learn everything I can about the history, and foundations of CrossFit itself, but there's more to my overall journey.
In 2020, shortly after COVID, my journey quickly morphed into something greater over time, which led me to coach. Let's try to cover this briefly. I realized after my kids became more active, that I was in very bad shape physically, mentally, and emotionally. It was quite the life change for me to adapt to having two very energetic kids. The oldest and I were out with his power wheel toy about 1.5 miles from home (he loves the thing), the battery died and he looked at me and said you need to carry me home. I couldn't get ahold of the wife to come pick us up so I had to grin and bear it, facing reality, I knew this would be tough. I put the kid on my shoulders and started to lug this 75lb duel seater power wheel back to the house. Every 8 ft I was stopping to breathe and try not to show weakness. At this moment I knew I had to get my life together. This is when I dialed up Rob and said, man, I gotta get back to the gym, but it wasn't just about working out, I had to clean up my diet else it was just going to be a waste of time. I started a fitness challenge that August and never looked back. I regained control of my life, my family, and myself. I really started to immerse myself in Crossfit. I’ve never thought of myself as someone who would ever be involved with fitness, nor someone that would even think about trying to coach at an established CrossFit gym. This was something I joked about in the past but having the opportunity to judge an upcoming Girls Gone RX competition really brought out a side of me I never knew existed. So I said hey, one day I’ll take that L1 class that was coming locally to Crossfit Vinthill. I had a ton of support to give it a go, so I did. After taking that class, I asked myself, what next?
I reflected and told myself, I really want to take what I've learned, my journey, my constant fighting of myself to push through the challenges of wanting to quit and saying I could do it, but more importantly teach people that you don't need to be scared of Crossfit, you do it right, and you'll be just fine. You can take control of your life and tackle the hard stuff, it's 1 hour of your day, however, it's a lifestyle change that you can do.