I realized somewhere down the line that bettering only myself was not good enough. I went through such an unlikely transformation, and seeing the way it has affected my life positively gives me a motivation to help others do the same. This began with trying to motivate and inspire through my Instagram account. I have continued to try and help people as much as I can on a macro level through the use of social media, but it has also led to my working with athletes more directly as a coach.
I started posting daily workouts on social media that could be done with minimal equipment at home, to prepare for an obstacle course race. I called this series OCR Beast. I thought it was important to create workouts for the home, because prior to my first Spartan Race in 2012, I could count the number of times I'd set foot in a gym on one hand. I never played team sports growing up, and I can relate to those that have ever felt uncomfortable or intimidated when working out in front of others.
Fast forward to the present, and I've earned my personal trainer certification, Crossfit Level 1 certificate, and Spartan SGX certification. I have coached obstacle racing classes for both adults and kids, and I coach a few Crossfit classes a week at Crossfit Marblehead. OCR Beast has turned into an online OCR coaching platform unlike any other. We have 5 elite coaches working one-on-one with athletes of all fitness levels, putting together plans that work towards achieving their unique goals.
Have a training question? All you have to do is ask. I want to be your resource for all things OCR and fitness. Feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), DM me on Instagram, or message me on Facebook.