Like many athletes who fall in love with Crossfit, I was a very competitive person growing up and eventually played Division 1 lacrosse in college. Afterwards, I moved to DC and joined several recreational sport leagues to stay active and fuel my competitive nature. It was never enough to keep me in shape or to provide the motivation necessary to stick with a workout plan. Eventually, I just got out of shape and too busy to really care. When my waistline was growing faster than my bank account and the only exercise I was getting was a trip to the fridge for another beer, I knew I had to do something about my health and well being.
So 30 lbs. overweight and unable to run a mile if my life depended on it, I tried a free class at Patriot. I became hooked instantly and never looked back. My only regret was I did not find Crossfit sooner and the wonderful community at Patriot that comes with it. Crossfit has given me so much that I got certified to coach in May 2015 in order to give back and help welcome others into the Crossfit community. Don’t wait another day to get started!