I have been active in fitness and sport my whole life. Cricket, Basketball, (Canadian) Football, (Soccer) Football, Rugby, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo…I do/did them all. But nothing so far has compared to CrossFit. My two main sports of choice over the years have been Basketball and Rugby. I have represented Bermuda in Basketball at the Carifta Games, Played semi-professional basketball during my year as a rotary exchange student in Chile, South America, I played varsity Football (Canadian) and Basketball during my time at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada; and continue to play in the senior men’s leagues locally now (although I am pretty sure my son will soon be able to beat me fair and square).
In rugby, I have captained Bermuda at the junior and senior level for both 7 a side and 15 a side. I have coached at the junior and senior levels. I was one of the coaches for the Bermuda’s first ever women’s full contact National Rugby Team. I had a short stint as a professional player in the UK, after which I went on to captain the West Indies Rugby team in both 7s and 15s teams that have travelled the world to compete against top opposition. I now continue to represent my club domestically and country internationally.
My coaching experience has been complemented with the man management and tactical skills I acquired in the Bermuda Regiment. I became a commissioned officer after completing the Territorial Army’s Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK and earning a commission from HRM the Queen of England. I achieved the rank of Captain and served as Aide de Camp to the Governor of Bermuda.
I have remained very interested in fitness over the years and decided I wanted to do more with that interest. I obtained my qualification as a Certified Personal Trainer through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in hopes of helping potential clients reach their health and fitness goals. However, once I found CrossFit for the first time, I was immediately hooked. Since that point I made it my goal to bring this sport/life style to our tiny little island. And I am so glad to see that finally come to fruition.
Why I Love CrossFit
I love CrossFit because after spending my whole life doing one sport or the other, I have finally found something that challenges me every day and there is no ceiling. I love the challenge, I love the unpredictability, I love the camaraderie, I love the community and I love watching people achieve today what they could not even imagine yesterday.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
IRB Level 1 Rugby Coach
Funny Saying / Words to Live By:
“If at first you don’t succeed try doing what your coach told you to do in the first place!”