Stephen’s Story

I was born in Aurora, Colorado but I’ve spent the last 7 years in Boston before moving to Austin in August.   I’m new to the city and I’m absolutely loving it- even though the heat is definitely something to get used to!

I moved to Boston after I graduated high school on a quest to join the fire department and, quite frankly, just get out of my home town. At the time I weighed around 225 pounds, had really never worked out, and couldn’t run for more than a minute without having to stop and walk. I was an aspiring firefighter- I knew I had to get in shape. I had started working as an EMT in the city and one of my partners recommended starting CrossFit.

I did my first workout and was immediately hooked. I started to notice my body was changing; I was feeling stronger, I could run farther, faster, and I was well on my way to my first pull-up. I went in early and I stayed late to work on my skills and before I knew it I was doing workouts prescribed and really trying to push(and not just survive) my workouts.

I started coaching after about 2 years of CrossFit and eventually was able to leave the ambulance for a full time coaching position. I’ve been coaching CrossFit on a full-time basis for the last 4 years and have earned my CrossFit Level-3 certification. I’m a USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach and am a Certified Nutrition Coach through Eat to Perform. I work 1-on-1 with clients to help them accomplish their diet goals and learn how to properly feed themselves to support performance gains as well as body fat loss.

In my free time, I’m a big sports fan, although admittedly a real mutt.  I was born and raised a Dolphins fan in the heart of Broncos country. Boston taught me a love for the Red Sox that no other team could replace and while I’ve never been a fan of college sports, the burnt orange of Austin Texas has me itching to scream “Hook ‘Em!” at the top of my lungs. I love politics and start every day with 4 eggs, a cup of coffee and at least 1 NPR podcast.