Fitness and especially coaching is a strong passion of mine and has been for as long as I can remember. Expanding on that passion I walked on football, as a wide-out and earned a degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Once I moved to Atlanta I did High School Strength Coaching at the Walker School, Personal Training, and a Strength Coach for pro and amateur MMA athletes. I earned certifications in Olympic Weightlifting (USAW), Kettlebell Lifting (American Kettlebell Club), and Strength and Conditioning (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).
My path to CrossFit was first an experiment of the methodology of CrossFit, as it pertains to exercise physiology I was taught in school. A lot of the training protocol really flew in the face of common practice, at the time, and I was very skeptical of its long term effects. So the only way to see how CrossFit worked was to dive in and do it. So in 2010, I trained for six weeks strictly CrossFit and signed up for a competition to test my theory. To my surprise I did not fall apart, actually performed very well, and had a lot of fun. I went on to earn my Level 1 CrossFit certification, started Coaching CrossFit in 2011 and was the Program Director for a local affiliate for the past 6 years.
I love what I do and helping people become better versions of themselves, is why I still enjoy every single class I coach. “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” Marc Anthony