I was first introduced to CrossFit by a fraternity brother who opened up a gym in my hometown of Portland, Oregon in 2013. Wasn’t necessarily looking to get in shape (was happy with my running schedule)…I was more interested in trying to help a friend out in starting his new business. Couldn’t believe the shock to the system CrossFit did to me and conversely, how little taking my dog for a run three days a week was doing for me!
It didn’t take long for me to become hooked. Pounds were shed. Fat was dropped. Muscle was built. Body comp changed. But more important than quantitative metrics, the qualitative feelings of how I felt were more impressive. The desire to eat better, to lay off the 8.0% IPA’s, and sleep more took over and became more important to me.
I got my L1 Coaching Certificate in November 2014 and have been coaching at CFOH/3rd Element since May 2017. The diversity of athletes and atmosphere brings something for everyone. If you’re not a member, I highly encourage you to drop in, work up a sweat, and check out what life at 3rd Element is all about!