David has been doing CrossFit since 2014 and earned his CF-L1 in 2015. He also holds a CrossFit weightlifting certification. Before weightlifting and getting involved in CrossFit, his athletic background included cross country in high school. Throughout his CrossFit career, he’s been exposed to training with Games level athletes, has worked with weightlifting nationals athletes, and has begun his own competitive journey within the sport.
High-quality coaching in his own words:
I consider attention to threshold training/movement quality, personable, and continued education/growth to be three of the most important aspects of exceptional coaching at CFM. Together these aspects form a toolbox that provides the coach the ability to challenge and sustain the athlete and excite themselves as a coach in the process.
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MORE ABOUT DAVID
Why did I start CrossFit?
I was learning weightlifting at a CrossFit gym and got pulled into to WOD with clean and jerks and wallballs and did really well.
Why did I become a CrossFit coach?
I decided to take on coaching after having gaining some experience as an athlete and finding opportunities to give back to others seeking to embark on their own fitness journey.
Favorite CrossFit Midtown memory?
- Competing head-to-head with Mike Aaron in 2017 Friday night lights
- Being part of the regular community and charity events like 31 Heroes
- Watching the dramatic finishes to workouts from certain members (i.e. Adam & Mike)
What do I do in my spare time?
More CrossFit, socializing, and tinkering with things.
What is my "day job?"
IT Consulting for Data & Analytics
Advice to new CrossFitters?
Focus on movement and shapes. Power/Intensity will come.
Favorite workout to coach?
Fran - it’s a benchmark with relatively simple movements, easily scalable, and highly sufferable to really bring the class and athletes together.
Favorite CrossFit movement?
Thruster max effort.