Back Squat max of 400lbs. Deadlift max of 500lbs.
Fran PR is 3:20.
CrossFit Level 1 USAW Sports Performance Coach Master's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, California University of Pennsylvania. Previously held NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer certifications.
i went to college at Missouri Southern State University. Initially, I walked on and played running back my first spring semester. After that, I became a student-assistant. Our head coach, John Ware had an adage "1%." It meant that you strive to get a little better every day. By doing so, you will accomplish much. This is something that has really stuck with me and something that I really try to impress upon everyone I coach.
Academically, I finished my bachelors degree in General Studies from Missouri Southern State University and went on to complete my Master's degree.
In 2007, I began coaching at McPherson College, where I was also the head strength and conditioning coach for the football team. Highlights of my coaching career at McPherson College include back to back playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, we were also conference champions and had an undefeated regular season.. I made the difficult decision to give up coaching football after the 2011 season.
From 2007-2011, I also worked at the McPherson Family YMCA. At first I was the Aquatics Director, and then in 2009, I became the Wellness Director. I had the opportunity to work with a large variety of people of all ages and skill levels as both a personal trainer and a group instructor.
I was introduced to CrossFit in 2010. In 2011, I became a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. in 2012, Sarah and I opened CrossFit Pathos, which we later renamed Mac-Town CrossFit.
Motivation & Passion
I coach because I am passionate about helping people. I want to help people achieve personal goals and reach their full potential. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing the genuine joy that people have when they accomplish something, especially if it is something they have had to really work hard to achieve and maybe not even believed they ever could. I am a goal oriented person. I think long-term goals are great. But, I also place huge value in short-term goals as stepping stones to your larger goals. And, each goal or accomplishment should be celebrated. We need to have fun along the way!
I am motivated by challenges, goals, and accomplishments. But, what keeps me coming back to the gym the most is the people. Building meaningful relationships as we share experiences gives me great joy each day.