Cornell University, Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology CrossFit Level 1 Trainer American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
Honestly, I don't feel like I've hit "the turning point" yet. I think a lot of my defining character traits are still forming right now and I am still figuring out what I'm truly capable of. CrossFit, though, has been instrumental in that process in that it has given me an identity with fitness and has forced me to grapple with my limits. CrossFit has allowed me to identify with a rugged, grassroots style of fitness and community that I've come to connect with wholeheartedly. Additionally, it has forced me to continually push my boundaries and apply myself toward goals I previously thought out-of-reach.
Motivation & Passion
I enjoy coaching people to be proficient. Not necessarily to be experts, but to be good enough to enjoy themselves. With CrossFit, to me, that means coaching athletes to move well (i.e. moving safely and with coordination), make smart decisions for themselves (in terms of load and intensity), and to have some fun with it (i.e. to to dance when the music is calling you).