36, LP Performance and LPGymnastics
FAV WAY TO WORKOUT:
CrossFit and strength training
BIGGEST FITNESS MYTH:
That lifting heavy is bad for you. Strong is sexy.
BIGGEST NUTRITION MYTH:
Carbs are the enemy. We eat to perform, not purely for aesthetics — that’s just a bonus!
MY TYPICAL WORKOUT DAY:
Each session is a warmup, a skill and strength section, and a workout of the day, such as aerobic capacity work or metabolic conditioning. We work on Olympic lifts, absolute strength, gymnastics, and, most importantly, practicing movement in all forms.
Spend time in the gym. Nothing gets you better at CrossFit than just showing up and doing it. Be coachable and enjoy the learning process.
MY FITNESS TIP:
Lift heavy, and if you’re unsure where to begin, hire someone who can show and teach you.
IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT:
ALWAYS IN MY GYM BAG:
Metcons, lifters, grips, belts, tape, wrist bands, and knee sleeves.
MY FITNESS IDOL:
Everything and anything in moderation — a 30-30-40 split. Nothing is off the table.
MY GO-TO SNACK:
Fruit of any kind.
ONE FOOD I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED:
My athletes — cheering them on from the sidelines and watching their progress over time. I like being along for the ride.
This year was full of adversity: work burnout, Achilles injury, loss of my mother, and undergoing major surgery. Coaching and being in the gym has been my constant. It’s the best distraction.
GOALS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD:
I want to return to competing in the CrossFit Open 2024 and coaching athletes through the CrossFit quarter and semifinals.
Photo by Tindall Stephens