Squat clean- 285
CrossFit Level 2 Certification
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
I was born and raised in Bishop California. I spent a few years in San Diego where I met my wife. We decided we wanted to raise our family where we were born and raised, so we moved back home to Bishop. My love for fitness started way back when I was in the 8th grade and I haven't stopped wanting to improve my life and the lives of others since. I trained friends throughout High School and once I graduated I received a personal trainer certificate and trained out of several different globo gyms. Once I moved back to Bishop I found CrossFit in 2012 and I haven't looked back. Growing up I was involved in many different sports. Baseball, soccer, roller hockey, track and field, and weightlifting. To this day I still play roller hockey every winter and coach my son's hockey team. I've participated in some CrossFit competitions and have always placed in the middle of the field.
Going into my Freshman summer in High School I weighed 220 pounds and was overweight and very out of shape. I realized I needed to make a change and get my health back in check. For me, it was all a mental game. I felt like no matter how hard I tried I wasn't losing the weight and I wasn't getting any better. I had let my own self-worth get so low that I could not see the changes I was making. So I went harder and it got to the point that if I didn't work out that day I felt like I was a failure and that I didn't really want it bad enough. Going into my Junior year in High School I had a lot of my friends who I hadn't seen all summer coming up to me and asking if I was ok. I would tell them yes and didn't really understand why they were asking me this. Finally, after about a week into the new school year, a friend came up and just asked bluntly if I was eating or if I was sick. I told them yes and why they were asking me this. They said I had lost so much weight and they just wanted to make sure I was ok. I had lost 40 pounds, but in my mind, I was the same overweight person I had been seeing. It wasn't until that conversation that I was able to look into the mirror and see what everyone else had been seeing. I'll be honest that working on my mental health and wellness has been an ongoing issue since that day. There are times when I still feel guilty about not working out, but I'm able to realize that my body also needs time to recover.
I like to see people get out of their comfort zones and push themselves to a level they didn't think they were capable of. If you ask most of the members of our gym I'm sure they will tell you that the stuff I come up with is a little crazy and too hard. Most everyone will at least try it and most times they will surprise themselves that they are able to accomplish what was put ahead of them That's why I do this. I want to see you grow and do things you didn't think you were capable of.