Founder / Head Coach

I was born with a hole in my heart.  I spent my first weeks in an incubator and had heart surgery at the age of two.  By the age of ten, I was proclaimed healthy.  My heart condition did not slow me down.  On the contrary, it helped me understand my body’s healing capabilities and master the power of the heart.

I believe that we are all capable of achieving our goals.  The world around us offers both opportunities and the prospect of possibilities – opportunities to discover what we are capable of achieving and the possibilities to express our aspirations in the ways that reflect who we are.  Self-development is, in my view, the noble goal that helps us grow our potential through both physical and mental means.  The actualization of that potential, capable of boundless development, is the base of my CrossFit philosophy and coaching.

I began studying movement at the age of 4.  After practicing Judo and meditation with my father and studying Taekwondo, Taekkyon and Jeet Kune Do for 14 years, I felt the need to search for deeper meaning in the martial arts and pursued studies of the internal martial arts of Xingyiquan and Baguazhang, as well as Qigong and Zazen.  While traveling extensively through Japan and Korea, I was seeking to understand the practicality of martial arts in our times.  My physical practice began to move away from its martial application and focused on functional movements and strength.  I eventually discovered CrossFit and its life changing benefits of functional fitness and development of power and skill useful in everyday life.  CrossFit brought back the intensity that I hadn’t felt since studying Taekwondo.  I loved the concept of being able to scale down the workout according to one’s abilities and thus creating the environment where everyone could work out together and toward a common goal while pursuing personal goals.

Music occupies the other side of my heart.  I began studying piano at an early age and pursued degrees in piano performance and composition.  The marriage between fine physical actions involved in piano playing and the emotional and spiritual aspects of expression through music has led me to the realization of a deeper connection between one’s physical capabilities and their heart.  Today I compose music, perform, and record.

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