BE the coach you wish you had…..

As I was chipping away at my #conjugatenation training today I had some time to think about ‘why am I pushing so hard?’ and the answer was clear…… I want to ‘BE the coach I wish I had’ What does that mean? That means when I think about a coach I want I think of […]

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Don’t make your sh*t my sh*t….

Seriously….. don’t!!! There’s one thing I can’t handle in my life and that’s other peoples ‘shit’ and by ‘shit’ i mean shit talking.  Now I’m not saying it’s bad to vent about a situation or a person or what ever, but as long as you understand you have a role to play in it and […]

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I know why I am Single

One thing that I try to do on a weekly basis is reflect inward.  It’s very easy to point your finger outward and blame others for why things are the way they are, but at the end of the day the reason my life is the way it is falls 100% on me. I often […]

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Join me on my journey to 145

What is my journey to 145?   My journey to weigh and press 145lbs AT THE SAME TIME!  Why?  Because I do the best when I have a goal I am looking to achieve.  Typically I’ll have a body weight goal or a lifting goal, but this time I decided I would combine two goals […]

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Through the eyes of a child……

To say yesterday truly moved me would be an understatement.  Hours later and thousands of burpees completed and $1000.00 dollars later our bi-annual burpee mile was completed. Let me back up to the beginning…… a least twice a year Coca CrossFit looks to host a fundraiser for a local cause.  This year brought a family […]

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Public Speaking….don’t mind if I do…

After giving two presentations in the last few months and being asked to do some more I am officially launching a public speaking platform.  Being 33…. 5 years into owning Coca CrossFit….. 1 year into owning I Am Stronger…. I have learned A TON about life, people, and swimming with the sharks. Layer on what […]

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What being a CrossFitter says to the world about you…..

Over the last 8 years the landscape of CrossFit has changed tremendously.  When I started there were no boxes in Cleveland…. there was a weekly workout under a bridge in a park.  Seriously.  We thought we got a HUGE upgrade when we started doing workouts in the coaches driveway with him. Fast forward 8 years […]

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Living the ‘shed life’

After almost 5 years of running Coca CrossFit, and within the last year starting I Am Stronger, the amount of time I spend working has increased, which one might not have thought possible. I have tried it all….. working at the gym…. working at coffee shops…. working at home…. and I’ve never really found a […]

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My typical day

I often get asked what a typical day in my life looks like and I don’t really think I have a typical day so I’ll give you an example of an average day; 4:15am – wake up 4:20am – let out dogs 4:30am – pack snack/lunch/bag for the day 4:50am – open gym 5:00am – […]

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Different but best friends…..

If you would have told me 2 years ago that my best friend was going to the pastors wife I would have laughed in your face…. hell I might laugh in your face now…. but it’s true. Over the last two years I have learned more about friendship and love than I ever thought possible. […]

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