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As a teen I was diagnosed with Scoliosis, and was required to have spinal surgery which required having 2 metal rods surgically attached to my spine so that I would not be paralyzed. After surgery, I was constantly told of all the things that I could not do, or would NEVER be able to do in my life. A number of years later, I tore my Meniscus off the bone in my knee, and was required to have surgery to drill it back down into place. Again I was told of all the movements and activities I would be unable to do. Looking to rehab my knee, I found CrossFit San Leandro. After meeting Ruth, I decided to join and see what I could do. For the first time, I was told by someone of all the things I COULD do, with a little hard work. I fell in love with CrossFit, and soon realized that Ruth and LeeAnne were extraordinary people who could get me to where I wanted to be. In just over 2 years, I have lost almost 40 pounds, I have become a CrossFit Trainer, a competitive Powerlifter at a Class 2 with a 1,095 pound total, and have increased my Back Squat and Dead Lift by over 200 pounds in each lift. Not to mention, I can actually run now, and not die. My goal is to be able to do for others what Ruth and LeeAnne did for me; that you can do anything you want and do things you never imagined, with a little hard work..

Achievements

  • Crossfit Level 1 Certification
  • Crossfit Power Lifting Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a Minor in Business Administration

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