How old are you and where are you from?
I am 32 and from Portland, Oregon.
How long have you lived in San Diego?
I’ve been here since 2012. I moved here when I was still serving in the Navy, and when I left active duty and joined the Reserves in 2015, I wasn’t quite ready to leave yet. Not much has changed in that department since then.
When did you start coaching at Performance360?
After I took the 2018 Summer Coaches Academy, I applied and jumped on the opportunity to become an assistant coach.
What do you hope to accomplish with your coaching?
If I can move the needle, even a little bit, for someone when I’m working with them I feel like I’ve done my job. Everyone needs a coach, and not every rep is done perfectly every time. If I’m able to help someone move better, whether it’s by a new cue or just reminding them of something they may have heard before from another coach, then I feel like I’ve done my job.
What are your personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition?
Everyone has a goal and is training for something. Fat loss, muscle gain, an adventure race, a sport or competition, or to just be a little better than they were yesterday. Whatever the case, your fitness and nutrition should be moving you in the direction of your goal. When folks ask me my opinion on workout routines or thoughts on some new nutrition thing they are trying, my first question to them is always “what are you training for?” As long as what you’re doing in the gym is getting you better for that, then you’re on the right path. Sometimes the weights will feel like pillows, and sometimes they’ll feel like concrete, but as long as you’re inching closer towards what you’re hoping to achieve, I chalk that up as a win.
Where are you crushing food locally and what are you ordering?
Depends what I’m looking for. If it’s a quick fix, usually In-N-Out, 4×4, protein and animal style with fries. Something a little more sit-down, I love the Steak and Fries from Queenstown or Raglan. I’m also not opposed to hopping just south of the border and eating my body weight in street tacos.