What's Your Name?
How long have you been doing CrossFit? Who or what got you started?
I started going to a CrossFit gym in 2012. I had retired from playing and coaching rugby and basically got bored. I had done a few CrossFit/functional Fitness workouts through the CrossFit main site and through other fitness programs and I liked the variety and intensity. So I signed up for the full-time experience.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I'm local. I grew up in Arvada, CO, went to Arvada High School, and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. I joined the Army after college and I was stationed at Ft Hood, TX for 4 years. After that I lived in Houston, TX for 13 years where I worked in the energy industry and coached rugby at Rice University. I moved back to Colorado in 2006 where I currently am a Project Manager at an oil and gas engineering firm. I compete in (Masters) Olympic Weightlifting and I am avid hiker of Colorado's 13K and 14K peaks.
What is your favorite memory at Alpine CrossFit?
First day back to CrossFit fall 2020 at Alpine CrossFit - 6:30pm class.
What was your workout regimen before joining Alpine?
How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?
I have always played sports, worked out and generally liked fitness, but my time in CrossFit peaked my interest in nutrition. When I joined CrossFit, I went all in, cleaned up my diet and basically started working down the path of becoming a nutrition coach. I am a Precision Nutrition L1 Nutrition Coach (currently getting my L2). I have been coaching nutrition for Weightlifters and rugby players for the past 4 years.
If you could write a book, what would it be about?
Nutrition for Master Athletes (50+).
What category would you be least excited/most excited to see on Jeopardy?
Most excited - Anything from the "80s." Least excited - Reality TV shows
What was your first workout, and what did you think after doing it?
My first CrossFit WOD was Isabelle (30 snatches for time). I did it with a 35#.
What is your favorite and least favorite WOD?
My favorite WOD is Cindy - I generally like longer WODs, more than 20 minutes. My least favorite WOD is Fran or basically anything that includes a thruster.
What are your favorite and least favorite movements?
Favorite movements are the snatch and split jerk. Least favorite movement is the thruster and double-unders - just gross.
What advice would you give a newbie just getting started at Alpine CrossFit?
Ask the coach for help, scale the workouts, and be consistent.