Published December 8, 2015
- USAW Sport Performance Coach Level I
“I've always had a love for fitness since I was a child. At the age of about 17 I stumbled across "The CrossFit games" on ESPN and was instantly intrigued. Weightlifting caught my interest and I started playing around with cross training type workouts. In the summer of 2014, I stepped foot into Fit Strong United and my life was changed forever. I've since focused primarily on Weightlifting. I qualified for and participate in the 2014 American Open in Washington D.C. and came close to qualifying in 2015 but missed the deadline by two weeks! Along with qualifying for the American Open, I have qualified for 2014 Junior Nationals and University Nationals (2014 – 2016). Throughout my weightlifting journey, I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with amazing figures in the sport including Ursula Garza Papandrea (USAW Lvl. 5), Steve Galvan (USAW Lvl. 5), Derrick Johnson (USAW Lvl. 5), Aleksey Torokhtiy (2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Ukraine), and Putsov Sergei (Ukraine National Champion) to name a few. I have experience personal training for many different aspects of fitness including: endurance, weight loss, improving sports performance, overall explosiveness, hypertrophy, and Olympic-style weightlifting. I have my USAW Level One Sports Performance Coach certification and am the primary weightlifting coach at Fit Strong United CrossFit.