- Certifications:CrossFit Level 1, Gymnastics and Weightlifting
- Specializes in:Adult Gymnastics, CrossFit
- Personal Accomplishments:Former CrossFit Inc Gymnastics course coach, Black belt in Modern Arnis
My passion for helping others in their fitness journey and achieving their personal best comes from my journey. After a lifetime of practicing martial arts and gymnastics, at age 25 I met the biggest challenge of my life; a herniated disc, which caused constant pain and left me unable to feel my right thigh and foot. I was told I would never be able to walk again without the use of a cane, let alone train.
I opted out of surgery and spent the next 12 months rehabilitating myself with the help of therapists. To help keep my mind positive and to speed up the healing process I slowly and carefully continued gymnastics training at home. After a complete year, I had rehabilitated himself enough that I could then sit, stand, and walk more than 10 min at a time without pain. On the 13 month, I found out about CrossFit and started training again.
My passion for CrossFit, gymnastics and coaching people caught the attention of CrossFit Inc, who hired me to teach their gymnastics certification course for 3.5 years, allowing me to travel the world and help regular folks and international CrossFit athletes improve their performance.
I then started up my own gymnastics clinics where I travel throughout Canada and the USA to teach Crossfit-style gymnastics, along with being an in-house coach at CrossFit Taranis. I also design gymnastics programs for many competitive CrossFit gyms in North America and Europe and creates personalized gymnastics programs for individual athletes. I still enjoy training and competing in the sport.