Meet The Team
I’ve had a passion for fitness as long as I can remember. I feel energized, recharged and strong anytime I can get a good workout in. I love functional fitness, yoga and the occasional run. I find joy in helping others discover that they are strong and capable no matter where they are in their fitness journey. I am an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified fitness instructor, and I’ve used my certification to work with others inside and outside of the gym.
My other passions include spending quality time with my family, baking, music and sculpting in clay.
I've been around athletics my whole life; from running sprints, to wrestling, to playing football. I attended college at Peru State and played football there, and that is where the foundation was paved for my journey in strength & conditioning. Through this experience, I was starting to see the science behind building strength. After leaving college, I began going to a small gym while writing my own programming. During this time, I started to feel like I needed more direction, functionality and intensity in my movements, so I decided to discover more about functional fitness. Based on that, I chose to get my CF-L1 certification and begin coaching others on their personal journeys.
I have always lived an active lifestyle and grew up playing baseball, football and wrestling. In 2012 I got into functional fitness/ CrossFit due to my career as a firefighter, as the leading cause of death in my line of work is cardiac related. After getting involved in functional fitness, I decided I wanted to learn more about it, so I attended the CFL-1 course at CrossFit Omaha in 2016. With the knowledge gained, I opened my own gym in my small town where I coached individuals and small classes for all ages and fitness levels until 2019. While running my gym, I also attended the CF specialty course in Weightlifting, and the CF specialty course in Gymnastics at CrossFit Kenesis in 2018. I received my 2019 CFL-1 Trainer certification in early 2019, and started coaching the Oly Skills class at IRONBOURNE FITNESS shortly thereafter.
My fitness journey started early on with swimming and weightlifting, but in 2012 I began to focus my energy on functional fitness training, Crossfit, Olympic weightlifting, and gymnastics. Recently, I have been focusing most of my time on strength building, powerlifting, and stabilizing movements. I absolutely love to encourage and help others toward their own goals and toward newfound mental and physical strength. After obtaining my CF-L1 certification, I began coaching functional fitness and Olympic weightlifting classes in 2016. I love to continually learn about how our bodies move, function, and adapt in the realm of physical fitness. My other interests include being a drummer, studying for Physicians Assistant school, caring for patients at the Waverly healthcare center, and riding my motorcycle!
I am 32, with a beautiful wife and two amazing little boys. We moved to Waverly about 2-1/2 years ago. I enjoy basketball, playing and coaching, as well as CrossFit. I’ve been doing CrossFit for around six years now, and I am CF-L1 certified. I enjoy the exercise and the competition, as well as the camaraderie. I’m excited to be a part the IronBourne Community!