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Owner, Power Performance
CrossFit level 1 Certified
IKFF level 1 Certified Kettlebell Instructor
USKMA level 1 Instructor, Krav Maga Self Defense
I am a wife, mother of two very active boys, figure competitor and Certified Crossfit trainer. I understand the demands of balancing a busy life with the desire to stay fit, healthy, strong and energized. The exact reasons why “I love CrossFit.”
I cannot remember a time when I was not interested or involved in health and fitness. One of my first jobs at the age of 16 was working at Gold’s Gym in Florida. After many years in the gym industry trying many different workout routines, I finally became bored with the slow isometric movements of traditional exercising.
I voiced my opinion to a trainer who introduced me to CrossFit’s “Filthy Fifty” for my first workout. I was so exhausted after 30 minutes I went home and collapsed for a two-hour nap! When I woke up, I was totally hooked. It was that kind of intensity that I had been searching for – “Intense, Challenging and Effective.” Six months later, I attended a CrossFit level 1 certification in Jacksonville, Florida. Now I get the joy of sharing the challenge and passion of CrossFit with others on a daily basis through the WOD (workout of the Day).
I am committed to staying in shape. Live a full life and help others do the same through the “community” of CrossFit. I am a “professional”… Take your body to the next level – make the “Crossfit Commitment.”
CrossFit Trainer, Level 1
CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
Look, I started writing this whole long auto-biography about my journey into CrossFit. It was this sappy, epic story full of action, intrigue, romance, blah, blah, blah. Here’s the deal: CrossFit works if you work at CrossFit. It is real. It is useful. It is functional. It is challenging. It is fun. It can evolve and morph into what you want it to be…if you give yourself to it. Do it. Join our family. I dare you.
Hair: Aggressively Thinning
Day Job: Principal at Loveland Middle School and
Evening Job: Dad to three awesome daughters
Certification: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics
Favorite Part of CF Power Performance: The community atmosphere.
Favorite Named Workout: Filthy 50
Favorite Exercise: Any met-con
Least Favorite Exercise: Thrusters
CrossFit Trainer, level 1
CrossFit Goal Setting
USKMA Level 1 Instructor
Since discovering CrossFit in March 2009, I have been incorporating the workouts of the day (WOD) into my workout regimen. I continued doing the typical weight training and cardio routines 3-4 days a week and a CrossFit workout 1-2 days a week. I continued this schedule for 6-8 months. I began to see some definite improvements, but again plateaued. It wasn’t until March 2010 I joined CrossFit Power Performance and the breakthrough occured. Working out in the group setting, and making CrossFit my primary workout philosophy was exactly what I needed to launch my fitness level to new heights. The daily WOD’s combined with a zone based “clean” diet has allowed me to achieve goals I’ve been striving for since I began training for Highschool sports. I continue to set new PRs (personal records) regularly. CrossFit has become a HUGE part of my life!
As a firefighter/paramedic my level of physical fitness is paramount to my ability and success on emergency incidents. CrossFit has better prepared me (physically and mentally) for my profession, as well as life in general. I began to share my knowledge of CrossFit methodology to fellow firefighters. Several began to join me in the daily WOD’s. Seeing their improvements, and knowing I played a small part in their success, was rewarding beyond any personal accomplishment in recent history. I knew then that I wanted to be a CrossFit trainer. If you are willing to commit, myself and the other talented trainers can help you achieve fitness levels you never thought possible. No matter your fitness or exercise background!!
Born: March 12, 1976
Favorite WOD’s- “Cindy” & “Grace”
Least Favorite Exercise- Overhead Squats
Favorite Quote: Keep Smiling
CrossFit Trainer, Level 1
My CrossFit story is simple. I was sitting at home and saw a picture of myself from my honeymoon standing on the beach. I thought to myself, “Look at that sea monster!” I was disgusted to see what I had become. At this point, I had dabbled in CrossFit workouts, but I had not fully committed. After seeing that picture, things changed drastically. My wife may say that I have become a bit addicted to CrossFit, but I can’t help it! I love it and the results. I have dropped about 30 pounds and feel like I did in college again. I have continued to learn more and more about CrossFit and the more I learn, the more I realize this is the right thing for me. I look forward to continuing my journey with the Power Performance community.
34 years old
Married to Emily
PE teacher (Wilmington HS), HS Football Coach & Basketball Coach, CrossFit Trainer, Husband
Favorite Exercises: Cleans, Box jumps
Least Favorite Exercises: Deadlifts and Thrusters
Goats: Rings, ropes, and anything overhead
Favorite WOD: Fight Gone Bad
CrossFit Trainer, Level 1
I started as a runner early in my life, probably 5th grade. I was always average at the ball and stick sports so I stuck with running into my early 20’s. It was great to be able to run a 4:50 mile and a 17 minute 5k back then, but it always became a chore to attempt to run 40-60 miles per week. I lost my way in medical school and residency due to the severe time constrains. I gained about 35 pounds and felt miserable. Finally I decided to get back into running about 5 years ago. I enjoyed it and lost about 15 pounds but it again seemed like a chore. Then Alicia introduced me to CrossFit. I am one of her original clients. Once I started, I was hooked. It was a real struggle in the beginning but it was always fun and addicting. I remember one of my first WOD’s in her backyard involved 55 lbs. thrusters. I could barely do them. Now, after 3 years I’m doing 150 lbs. thrusters. I am so much stronger and my fitness level is off the charts. I also lost another 15 pounds. CrossFit has now become a lifelong journey for me. I just don’t think anything could compare.
38 years old
Married to Jennifer (also a CrossFitter) and I have one beautiful daughter, Madeline
Favorite WODs: Filthy 50, Murph, Annie, anything running
Least Favorite WOD: Fran
Goats: KBS, Thrusters, Wallball
Crossfit Level 1
My first Crossfit experience was when my new boss and her BFF took me down to this gym setup in what looked like it had been a little auto shop until someone spray painted graffiti on the walls and then spread a variety of equipment that I figured must be for working out. I had finished my first half marathon a month or so before that and loved to lift weights, I figured I was in shape so I wasn’t worried. I was told we would do something quick (and I thought, easy), “Just a quick workout, a few rounds of wall balls and kettle bell swings…”.
Just over a year later I am thrilled to be part of Crossfit Power Performance as not just an athlete, but a coach. Every day when I show up at the gym I get to do things that I never thought I could or simply never thought to do (really, who thought that as an adult they would climb ropes, flip tires and push a sled loaded with weights) with a community that is constantly telling me that I can do more, achieve more and that they will be cheering me on the whole way. As both a coach and an athlete I get to be part of, and give back to, the CFPP community.
Age: 37 (New PR planned for January)
Job: Cat Wrangler
Favorite Exercise: Deadlift, tire flips, prowler, Turkish get ups…technique is great, but just moving weight is fun!
Least Favorite Exercise: Anything that requires me to move my body weight…vertically or horizontally. Burpees require both and are therefore the worst.
“Like most people, I was bored with my distance running and dumbbell weight training routines. Doing the same thing week after week was beginning to demotivate me. So, after over a year of resisting my brother’s push to try CrossFit, I finally gave in. I immediately fell in love with CrossFit and the new challenges it presented. I could not believe the things I could push myself to do, and everyday I continue to push myself beyond that which I ever believed I was capable. I have developed tremendous strength both physically and mentally from CrossFit. I don’t have much of an athletic background. I was a swimmer in high school, but never took it very seriously. This is the first time in my life I’ve identified myself as an athlete. I love the way CrossFit gives adults a reason to either continue training as athletes or become athletes (if you’re a late bloomer like me). It’s never too late to discover your potential. I became a trainer to share my love of CrossFit and help other people embrace an inner athlete they may not even know exists.
Outside of the gym, I’m currently going through a career change – making a giant leap from life in the corporate world as a CPA, to the life of a student studying nutrition. Health and fitness are my true passions. So even if I’m not coaching, chances are you’ll see me around the gym with a barbell in my hands.”