Who am I? Like mostly everyone, I didn't start out in great shape. I was underweight in school and became overweight in university. I actually avoided sports, most of the time, and by the time I graduated, I was in pretty dire shape. Not happy in my own skin, I decided it was time for a change.
Yes, it's pretty intense. Yes, it's often extremely challenging. And yes, it's way too much fun. I've seen grown men cry, but I've also seen 80 year old women, with rucksacks full of bricks, wipe their manly tears away before overtaking them and continuing on over the cargo nets.
In my early days, I think I must have made all the rookie mistakes in the book. I didn't realise just how much I needed to learn, just to achieve basic fitness! It was trial and error, over and over again, until I started listening to a personal trainer who helped guide my progress, and soon I was in the best shape of my life so far!
From that point onwards, I was hooked. I loved exercise: the way it made me feel, the way it made me look, the way it united me with new and old friends. I was a new person. But now I was hungry for a new challenge. Enter Obstacle Course Racing.
After years of competing in extreme obstacle course racing, I have learned what it takes to achieve seemingly impossible goals, and as a PT and OCR Coach, I help my clients surpass their own expectations of their physical and mental limits. No matter who you are, I can show you that nobody is ordinary.
I have my brother to thank for introducing me to the challenging, often brutal but thoroughly rewarding world of OCR. If you're wondering, OCR is a competitive army-style assault course set up over several miles of tough terrain, including barbed wire crawls, cargo nets, 20 foot ropes, 9 foot walls, and SO MUCH MUD.