private on-ramp sessions
individual programming remote coaching
Certifications: CrossFit L1, CrossFit L2. I'm looking to take the Aerobic Capacity and Sport Specific courses this summer as well.
Years doing CrossFit: 3 year
Year started coaching: June 2017
Sport/Fitness History: Growing up, I played competitive Baseball and Lacrosse traveling all over the country. I also played Football. When I got to High School, I focused on Football and Baseball
Specialties as a Coach: I think my specialties as a coach are that I pay attention to detail. I’m constantly striving to be better at what I do to give everyone and anyone the best possible experience while here. I understand that for many, this is the best hour of their day so I strive to make it a little better. I love finding faults in people’s movement and correcting it so that they have that “ah-hah!” moment and the movement starts to feel more natural for them. I think I’m super easy to approach and of anyone ever needs help with something or has a question, I’m always ready to help them to ensure the best chance of success.
Type of Clients/Favorite Movements to Teach: I don’t have a specific type of client I’m interested in. I think the beauty of CrossFit is that anyone can do it no matter your age or physical ability. In the same regard, I think it would be awesome to have a wide variety of clients and I think having a wide variety of clients would make me a better coach because I’d then be able to program for anyone no matter their age or physical ability. As far as a particular movement I like to teach, I enjoy teaching them all but if I had to choose, it would probably be anything in the squat series or something like a clean or snatch. I feel as though I’ve had the most exposure to teaching those.
What you love about Coaching: There’s so much I love about coaching. I think the coolest thing is that everyone in the gym is on their own journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle. People walk through our doors from all different walks of life, but all maintain the same common goal: to be healthier. I think being a part of that is so rewarding and also super cool. Sure, it’s awesome to ring the PR bell when it’s something you’ve achieved, but when someone else rings that bell and comes up to you thanking you because you’ve invested your time into making them better, that’s the best part of it all. I genuinely love helping people and I genuinely love CrossFit and for that I think that coaching is the best of both worlds. It’s not for the personal satisfaction, but to help everyone reach the same common goal. Personally, I view PVCF and its members as part of my family, even with the big switch at the end of December. In just 2 short months, everyone’s been so welcoming even though there are people here I’ve never met. Because of that, I love giving back to this community and this community is what makes me strive to be better each day.