Well for me this is how it started; for years I had a long bout with drug addiction. In 2005 I lost my dad and I accepted Jesus into my heart (busy year) so, I shed all the drugs and partying days. From that point on I started to gain a little weight. Year after year I was putting more on and getting out of shape. So I stepped into the gym, got in shape and thought I was fit. It wasn’t until 2013 at pre 4th of July party that I ran I to my good friends Sean and Samantha, I noticed that they were wearing CrossFit shirts. I asked Sean about it and he said that he owns a box in the neighborhood and he invited me to work out the next day. Both my wife and Lia and I went, it was actually the day of July 4, 2013 when I experienced my first CrossFit workout. Talk about brutal, it was three rounds of heavy deadlifts, push presses, box jumps, and clean and jerks. I actually had no idea what half that stuff was. Needless to say I couldn’t even finish the work out! So much for being fit, but this was the moment that I became hooked. Sean and Samantha are great coaches and have put in a lot of time and dedication to their craft. I thank them for all their time, love and support. There has been so many workouts since this day. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life right now and there’s still more to come. At age 42 I’m doing things and I couldn’t even do when I was in my 20’s, I feel great! I’m physically strong and most of all I’m mentally strong, and it has given me confidence and well-being. As a CrossFit athlete and now a coach, I am truly blessed with all the people that surrounded me. It is such a blessing to see everybody grow and get better, stronger. CrossFit is more than just a sport, I truly have found a home!