I decided to take my talents to Hampton University (yes, the REAL HU) where I graduated with a B.S. in Business Marketing while working as a personal trainer to help put myself through school. I worked at a tiny 750 square foot personal training studio and loved to help people get in shape.
After college, I came back home and became a federal government desk-jockey. I hated every second of it except for the 75 minute “meeting” I hosted everyday at the weight room at noon that only I showed up to. Growing increasingly sick and tired of being sick and tired of my job, I started training clients again on the side just to make some weekend money. At that point I realized that the suit and tie “going to a meeting to meet about a meeting” life was not for me. After 8 years, I made a career switch into fitness and my life has been better ever since.
I founded the Chocolate City Kettlebell Club where I both coached athletes and competed and won world and national kettlebell titles. 5 years ago, I stumbled onto CrossFit and was hooked. I loved the diversity of the programming and the ability to incorporate different disciplines of human movement into one comprehensive system. As a coach, I put a premium on educating athletes on both the fundamentals and nuance of movement technique. I am also a consummate student, always seeking to learn from other training philosophies in order to share my knowledge and experience with others.