How old are you and where are you from?
I am 30 years old and from Sacramento.
How long have you lived in San Diego and what brought you here? I’ve lived in San Diego for almost 7 months. Aside from the warm weather and beaches (which I live for), my twin sister is here, and she is a huge reason that brought me here.
When did you start coaching at the gym?
I dropped in a class with my sister a few years ago and loved the environment. I coached up in Sacramento, and once I moved down to San Diego I quickly joined the gym. After a few months, I took the 2017 Winter Coaches Academy and was just recently hired to be an Assistant Coach this Summer (2018).
What do you hope to accomplish with someone when coaching? My biggest hope when coaching someone is to teach them not just what to do, but why. And to help them realize they are capable of so much more than they think. I feel that it’s my duty as a coach help build someone up and give them all the tools they need to move well and smash goals no matter where they are. To build better humans.
Describe your own personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition? I strongly believe that pushing the limits of your physical strength will develop a strong mind, and that the best programs whether in fitness or nutrition are the ones that you can adhere to. There is no one size fits all, and there is always evolution.
Are there any personal results or transformations you’ve achieved through fitness that you’d like to share? I think a lot of people assume that we coaches are born this way, that we have good genetics. But to say that is to take away all the incredibly hard work that I’ve dedicated to physically becoming a better human. Just to shed some light on this, 5 or 6 years ago I had a terrible squat. My knees would cave in, ankles rolled in, heels popped up, and the butt wink was real. I could hardly squat any weight, because I couldn’t squat well with no weight at all. It was the pinnacle of my frustrations on my fitness journey (until I discovered double unders). But I was determined to improve.
I spent hours upon hours strengthening my glutes, mobilizing my ankles, practicing my brace, experimenting with torque, moving so deliberately that I was exhausted afterwards even though I was just working with my own body weight. I can confidently say that still to this day my squat is improving. There is no end game, just constant evolution towards discovering my capabilities. I work hard and I am proud of how far I’ve come.
Where are you going locally to destroy food, and what are you ordering? Better Buzz has been my biggest addiction since moving to San Diego. The power that an Iced Best Drink has over my happiness is frightening.
P360 Coach Academy, Winter 2017
P360 FCC Level 1, In Progress
CrossFit, Level 1
Local CrossFit Competitions, Sacramento and Indonesia