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I have been into the fitness lifestyle my whole life and have always looked for that next thing to challenge myself. I was involved in sports all through my teenage years. Out of high school the next challenge seemed obvious to me; U.S. Marines! I served as a Marine Scout Sniper for my enlistment. While in the Marines I was contiually looking for a challenge, I had the chance to test myself in Army Airborne and Ranger school as well. While in the Marines I received my first certification from ISSA as a personal trainer, which I put to use at our local base sweat box!
Once back out in the real world I pursued a career as a firefighter; while attending college and testing I worked as a personal trainer at several big name fitness chains. In late 2003, now a firefighter for Parker Fire Department (South Metro Fire) I was introduced to CrossFit! WOW, if I had only known in my early 20's.
I, along with a close friend, immediately integrated CrossFit into our fire academies. We both received CF level one and ACE certifications. We became one of the first in the nation to be a non-profit affiliate of CrossFit; CrossFit Parker Fire, currently known as CrossFit SMAC. I led the fitness program at the fire department from 2003-2010. In that time I coached/programmed CrossFit for the fire academies.
As head fitness trainer for the academies I realized I had never enjoyed instructing so much. I am passionate about CF and the lifts. I loved seeing young bad boys walk into the academy and be humbled by the program but then reach a new height in their fitness. I also loved seeing an out of shape recruit losing 30+ pounds in three months and leaving the academy with that sense of accomplishment and pride.
That brings me to where I am now. I am now in a position to affect athletes on a daily basis. We have been open since Dec 2009 and I love seeing athletes losing inches, pounds and doing things they never thought possible! CrossFit Parker is truly affecting and changing people's lives!
CrossFit level-I '04
CrossFit level-II '05
CrossFit Coaches Prep. Course '10
CrossFit Olympic lifting Cert. '10
CrossFit Football Trainer Cert. '11
CrossFit Kids Trainer Cert. '12
CrossFit Online Judges Course '13
Three Coach Bergner lifting seminars '08-'10
Weekend Seminar Oly.Lifting w/ Greg Everett '08
Weekend seminar with Kelly Starrett '09
Whole 9 'Nutrition' seminar '12
Peer Fitness Trainer for fire service '02-current
South Metro Fire Academy CF trainer '03-current
2009 CrossFit Games Mountain Regional Competitor: Place 9th
2010 CrossFit Games Mountain Regional Competitor: Placed 2nd
2010 CrossFit Games World Competitor: Placed 30th http://journal.crossfit.com/2010/07/map-ep10.tpl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8podH4FyQrk