When the owners of Tribute Strength, Joe and Aimee, asked me to be part of their coaching team my answer without hesitation was a resounding yes. Why wouldn’t I want to work with and learn from two great owners, coaches and friends? That’s just it. I have been doing CrossFit for a few years now. So you might say I’m “experienced” but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to keep learning. And keep getting better. Couple that with my tendency to want to help others, becoming a CrossFit coach was a natural next step.
I consider myself passionate, dedicated, and committed to many things in life but three stand out the most. First and foremost, I am a proud father of three very strong, beautiful daughters (Nicole, Erika, and Danielle). I have learned through some hard times in life that without them I would be nothing. Second, I have always prided myself on my work ethic, particularly when it comes to my career as a golf course superintendent. Third is CrossFit. Why? Because for me, mental and physical health provide me the confidence I need to be the best father I can be to my girls and continue to work at a job I love for hopefully many, many years to come.
Let’s talk CrossFit and its definition. Constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements. You could easily interchange that with the definition of life also. Because life is often a series of varied ups and downs. Things can happen fast. Or they can take some time. CrossFit is built on the belief that you need to be able to adapt, to whatever may be thrown your way -- be it a long, grueling heavy workout, or a super fast, lightweight, go-as-hard-as-you-can 7 min AMRAP. It’s this same belief in which I approach my role as a father, superintendent, and now, a coach.
I am a simple, straight-forward, tell-it-like-it-is type of guy. I am always willing to listen, help and learn, with CrossFit or the ups and downs of life. All you gotta do is ask. So I encourage you to walk through the doors of Tribute Strength. In doing so, you will find a team of members that is second to none. The best community of family and friends. You will become passionate and dedicated if you commit for the long term. You will gain strength mentally and physically. You will gain the confidence required and patience needed to be successful in life and in the gym. And together we can keep learning and getting better.