Age : 35
CrossFit LVL 1
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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas
I have been working with young athletes for the last 11 years and representing South Africa for the last 17 years in a few sports . I started my weightlifting career at the age of 12 and it has opened many doors for me from sport to life as well as university. I am a qualified B-Psych Sport Psychology and mental skills coach , Weightlifting and CrossFit Coach . My passion is working with the youth and anyone wanting to better their Olympic weightlifting . Guiding you into a program with good form and proper motivational coaching . I have been a 3 x world champion in karate and a CrossFit games athlete as well as an Olympic weightlifter competing internationally for the last 16 years . I have competed at 3 common wealth games , world champs and held the youth commonwealth record . I think I can safely say weight training is in my blood as I got the passion from my dad . He started me at an age of 12 in order to increase my speed and explosive power , I later on started coaching young athletes and teaching youngsters what I have learnt from years and years of coaching from some of the best international coaches in the world .
Truly my passion lies in competition, and human movement in all forms. I have enjoyed a life full of physical pursuits ranging from working as a park ranger, military service, to practicing martial arts. After the military I decided to formally pursue my passion by attending UT Austin's Kinesiology program. While at UT I worked at the campus rec center, outdoor department, fitness assessment lab, and worked as a personal trainer. It wasn't until after college that I attended my first Crossfit class in 2010 and was instantly hooked. After experiencing the benefits of function fitness first hand, I started coaching in 2011 and never looked back. Now I enjoy helping clients along their path to better qualities of life achieved through higher levels of fitness.
- Currently employed as an Arson Investigator with a major Texas metro FD
- Texas certified firefighter, EMT, peace officer
- USAW Level 1 coach
- OPEX assessment and program design certified
- Competitive rifle and pistol shooter
- Happily married for 24+ years
- Proud owner of two badass dogs, BOLO (German Shepherd) and Gunny (Belgian Malinois)
- USMC veteran