Squat: 350 lbs
Mile Time: 5:13 (Many years ago!)
Crossfit Level 1 Certification
I grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan, Frankenmuth. Growing up in a small town allowed me to play many sports and be active daily. In high school, I played competitive soccer year-round, and played baseball and basketball recreationally - I even kicked for the high school football team one year. I played soccer at Adrian College for all four years and was named Team Captain my senior year. After graduation I moved to Worcester, MA for a job at Hanover Insurance - I'm still in the Insurance industry, but now at Liberty Mutual. Being new to the area I tried several traditional gyms and other fitness programs, however, I found a hard time feeling a sense of belonging at any of them. I joined the CenterMass Training Compound in 2018 and have been here ever since. I love the team atmosphere, the CrossFit programming, and the community.
After graduation and the end of my competitive athletic endeavors, I found that I was missing aspects of what I considered my best life. I missed the team atmosphere, the competitiveness, and the structure that I was used to. I was missing workouts, my appetite was poor, and I wasn't hitting my personal goals. Starting CrossFit in 2018 re-introduced the discipline and structure that I was familiar with in my past from the many teams and training sessions that I was a part of. This blossomed into a daily routine for me; I choose to start my day with the 5:15 AM class, and 5 years later this still continues. I love starting my day off with an intense workout with some of my closest friends. Going to the CenterMass Training Compound has allowed me to feel my best and to perform at my best outside of the gym - in both my professional life and personal life.
I feel strongly that the best way to live is to live an active life, so you can fully enjoy all that life has to offer. I want to help everyone feel proud of who they are and to be confident in what they can accomplish. I have seen firsthand what happens when individuals don't take care of their bodies and what that can lead to later in life. My hope is that everyone is healthy enough to do what they want to do when they are 70 or 80 or even 90 years old!