As an athlete diagnosed with scoliosis, I quickly realized the importance of physical movement and exercise at a young age. I tapped into a variety of traditional sports at the high school level and took a more nontraditional route when I became part of the snowboard team in college. I competed in worldwide events such as the US Open of Snowboarding. Throughout my athletic career the traditional gym workout remained steadfast, and so did the boredom. I left the gym completely, made yoga my sole source of a fitness regimen for about 2 years and became a certified yoga instructor. I was introduced to CrossFit through my business partner, “Big Jay” as most know him; and was apprehensive at first, but after a trip to the CrossFit Sectionals in New Jersey I was on a mission to give it a try and haven’t looked back since.
I believe vitality lies in movement; constantly varied, natural movements that make sense to the body We must move how we were meant to move, or else our body forgets how to move! We train this way to become functionally efficient at life, to move fluidly in and out of our daily routine and maybe deadlift a few hundred pounds while you are at it!