- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
- OPEX Program Design and Athlete Assessment
When did you start CrossFit?
Why did you get into fitness and CrossFit?
I always liked being in the weight room and playing sports, and CrossFit really filled that void after I was done with high school sports. After doing my first CrossFit “WOD,” I realized I was not as fit as I thought. The challenge of new movements day to day really drew me in and kept me engaged.
Why did you become a coach?
I didn’t know I wanted to become a coach until after I was already coaching my friends and family. What started out as having buddies over to work out with me, quickly turned into a club of a dozen high school and college kids coming daily for the workouts. A few of us started out at the high school weight room and later we moved to the basement of my family’s farmhouse. From there, I moved to St. Cloud for college and began coaching part time at CrossFit Beyond Sport while going to school for business. It didn’t take me long to realize that I was not engaged in my classes and that most of what I was learning was not going to directly help me in my future. I moved back to Cumberland where my friends and I began training together again, this time at my brother’s shed.
This is where it all began for Hybrid Farm. Our numbers increased and it really gave me a chance to work with more people, and apply what I had learned while coaching during my time living in St. Cloud. Seeing other people make progress, whether it’s getting stronger on a lift that they’ve been stuck at or just getting their body fat down is the most rewarding thing. You know the work they had to put in to accomplish these things, and it feels good to know you were able to play some part in that achievement.
What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?
Deadlift. Only because it’s my best lift. I do really enjoy cleans though.
What’s your favorite cheat meal?
Pizza. All of the pizza.
How do you like to spend your time when you’re not at the gym?
Honestly, I like to designate lazy time when I can. As a full-time owner and coach, I spend a lot of time at the gym. Doing things that are not physically demanding helps me stay fresh and ensures that I don’t lose the passion to be there. Things like binge watching a good TV series, or playing Xbox– I used to be a complete Halo nerd before I found the gym my freshman year of high school.
When I’m not being lazy I enjoy getting out on the ATV trails with friends, hunting, and snowboarding.