Meet The Team
I've had a love for athletics and fitness my whole life. I started CrossFit in 2015, and immediately had a passion for the competitiveness and community that comes with it. I am CF-L1 certified as well as a Master Fitness Trainer in the United States Army. Outside of the fitness world, I enjoy spending time with my family, which consists of my beautiful wife Anne, our sweet little boy Nash, and our 3 crazy pups.
I have been active my entire life and have participated in many different sports. In trying to get stronger for those sports, I found CrossFit and was immediately hooked. I have been doing CrossFit for 3 years now. I have my CF- L1 certification and have previously coached CrossFit and bootcamp classes at a gym located in Miamisburg, Ohio. I love pushing to become the best version of myself possible, and helping others attain their goals, whatever they may be.
How do we all become the best version of ourselves? The answer is easier to find when you have the right tools. I dropped into a local affiliate back in 2017, and it’s history from there. Now I able to do movements and lifts I thought I’d never be able to. I went on and obtained my CF-L1 and I'm currently working towards my CF-L2. The systematic approach of starting with the basics gave me a solid foundation to build off of.
CrossFit provided the tools necessary for me to make strides toward being a better me. Physically & Mentally, not just inside the gym, but in life. Breaking the negative cycles and replacing them with positives. Managing stress, more strength, longevity, discipline, openness to try new things and drive. These are all things that I received through doing this sport.
Most importantly at CTA, we wrap ourselves into challenging workouts. that create a great bond with each other, reinforcing a positive accountability and strong sense of community. We simply just want what’s best for each other. I’m happy to be a part of that and our athletes personal journeys.
So....what does the best version of yourself look like?
I first discovered CrossFit back in 2018 with my dad, and I have been a member at IronBourne since 2020. I love to train, and CrossFit is one of those things that if you remain consistent, it's amazing to look back and see how far you've come in the sport. All of the friends and memories that I've made at IB have been great, and I especially love all of the aspects that come with CrossFit - family, friends, health, fitness and longevity. I earned my CF-L1 in Sept 2023, and I am looking forward to helping coach at IB | CTA-CF.
Outside of the gym, I am a college student working towards obtaining by BSN, RN. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, hanging out with friends and family and playing with my pups.
My CrossFit journey started in July of 2018 when I signed up for a free week at a local affiliate (CrossFit Auxano). Coach Amanda had been bugging me for almost a year to drop into a class and try it out, but I was more into typical "meat-head" lifting at the time. She would always come home exhausted after doing an hour long class, and I was left wondering how this could be the case, when I was spending around two and a half hours at the local commercial gym to feel the same level of accomplishment. After my first week, I was hooked and haven't looked back.
I've been doing CrossFit now for around five years and coaching classes since 2019. I am CF-L1 and USAW Lvl 1 certified, and I really enjoy the foundational and Olympic lifts that are incorporated into our training. The most fulfilling aspect for me is coaching our athletes to that next progression or PR. When they achieve that next level, it's a great feeling to be apart of it.
Together we somewhat fell into ownership of IronBourne Fitness at the end of 2018, when we took over the gym from the previous owner (CrossFit Auxano). It wasn’t something we had planned for, but are beyond thankful for the amazing community that IronBourne Fitness has become, and the many friendships it has brought into our lives.
IronBourne is unlike other gyms. What makes us special is the community we’ve built. We have members from 8 - 70 years of age, from all walks of life and from all types of fitness backgrounds. We have helped turn teens into athletes, helped members battle cancer, depression and addiction, hosted charity events/food drives/toy drives/etc., seen members lose an incredible amount of weight to help them become healthier and we have helped our elderly members to build stronger bones and muscles to keep their bodies active. This is what separates CrossFit Affiliates from other commercial gyms. We’re a community and a true gym family!
After trying most of the local gyms and bootcamps around, I was still searching for something that would push me and better align with my competitive nature. By luck one day when I was dropping my daughter off at gymnastics, I saw a flyer for a local affiliate. I reached out to the owner, did a free week trial and immediately fell in love with the sport.
I've been doing CrossFit for six and a half years now, coaching for a year and a half, and I am CF-L1 and USAW Lvl 1 certified. My favorite part about coaching CrossFit is running our onboarding classes and teaching everyone the proper technique and progressions before jumping into normal classes. It's amazing to see how fast members grow and become confident in themselves, as well as the movements.
New Facility Located on the Northwest side of The Wave building
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