I have been involved in sports all my life including baseball, basketball, football, track and field, and wrestling. I was introduced to CrossFit in 2010. I remember completing my first workout and thinking that wasn’t too bad, until the next day I was super sore, but all I could think about was trying it again. From that point I knew CrossFit was for me and I have not looked back. CrossFit gives me the opportunity to pursue my love for sport & compete against other athletes. Everyday brings a new challenge and when I’m done with the WOD there’s a sense of accomplishment after completing something that’s both mentally and physically challenging.
It makes me smile to wake up everyday and get to do what I love; coach amazing people who inspire me to be a better person and coach. I love coaching new athletes in the sport of fitness, to find the fire inside them and watch them physically and mentally change inside and outside of the gym. Create goals. Meet those goals. Make new goals
Crossfit has been a love-hate relationship of mine since 2011. The love is when I have time to spend coaching and training, and the hate is when I am unable to make time for this love of mine. Ever since my first WOD sometime in the summer of 2011 I knew that a CrossFit is were I needed to be. Ever since I can remember I have loved competition, pushing my limits and getting better, and CrossFit serves all those needs for me. I played football, basketball and soccer at my High School in Ogden, Utah but it wasn't until years after graduating that I found something to replace my love for sport, fitness and competition... CrossFit!
As a coach I love working with athletes of all abilities and nothing makes me happier when I see someone meet a goal, hit a PR (personal record), learn a new movement, or do something they never thought was possible. When I was first asked to coach in Cache Valley I was honored to be given the opportunity but I had no idea exactly how much I would love helping people become fit and change, for the better. CrossFit is full of success stories. I challenge you to give CrossFit New Life a chance and become your own success story. Whatever your goals are we'll help you attain them and make new ones.
I was a collegiate track & field athlete which ended with a stress fracture in my foot. During this time, I was not working out and had fallen into a depressed state where I thought the only way I could stay in shape was running. That's when I had found CrossFit (in 2014). I have always been part of a team/competitive environment, I was instantly hooked. It wasn't just the working out and the challenge of pushing my body to it's limit, but the people and the positive atmosphere that kept me coming back.
I am a firm believer of making working out fun and challenging. In CrossFit you are always creating new goals for yourself, it doesn't matter if you are new or have been doing CrossFit for years, there will always be a new challenge that will test you mentally or physically. As a coach I love watching individuals fall in love with CrossFit and challenge themselves daily every time they are in the gym.
Growing up, I was taught the importance of taking care of my mind and body. CrossFit for me is a way to tend to both at the same time. I have learned that your body is capable of much more than your mind will tell you. Having a sound mind is the best way to learn what you are truly capable. I was introduced to CrossFit in the Spring of 2012 and bounced in and out for the next year. In 2014, I joined a gym in the Ogden area then moved to Salt Lake and became part of the New Life Family. Since then, CrossFit has become a routine.
Coaching for me is a way to express my enthusiasm for the sport. CrossFit and its’ many facets, brings a smile to my face almost daily. Whether it is a new combination of movements or a new member at the gym, nothing excites me more than the constant variation we encounter. After a long day at work, I look forward to a little gym time to decompress and wash the day away. In a sense, I believe we could all use some form of release. I know that a little gym time can benefit every single person in one way or another. We at CrossFit New Life would love to help you find the new you.