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I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. At age 15, I moved with my parents to Ava, Missouri. After my junior year of high school, I joined the Army Reserve and went to Basic Training. I finished my Army job training after graduating high school and went to Missouri State University. I began working out (weight lifting and running) when I started college, but I didn’t have much knowledge about what I was doing or how to do it.
I was deployed in 2009, and while overseas, used working out as a stress reliever and a way to get by. For every temptation, God provides a way out. For me He provided body building. I learned a great deal about diet and exercise in my year overseas. My physique and mental attitude benefited from it greatly.
After returning home from deployment, I was still fervent about physical fitness. I wanted to find a way to share that with others. My passion found an outlet when my commander gave (fellow CFO trainers) Billy Green, Michael Simms and me the opportunity to train Physical Fitness Test failures in the Army. Our goal is to help them improve their overall health and performance in the PT Test. I learned that I loved training people and helping them to improve their quality of life physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Through my commander I was introduced to Bryan Hood who took me through my first CrossFit workout. At first my body was in the fight or flight mode, something I’d never experienced before. It was unnerving, but also exhilarating. Needless to say I was hooked. Every workout I went through showed me that I was not just physically tougher than I thought, but also mentally tougher. Since then I have used CrossFit workouts, movements, and mentality in every part of life. It changed my life and I’m not going back.
*CrossFit Lvl 1 Certified Trainer
*CrossFit Endurance Certified Trainer
*U.S. Army Veteran