I grew up right here in Madison, MS. Like many young people in the south I fell victim to biscuits and gravy, sweet tea, and lack of physical activity. By the time I registered for class at Ole Miss I weighed over 300 pounds at more than 35% body fat. I found discipline and motivation and lost over 100lbs. I graduated and commissioned in the Air Force and served for five years. I realized during my service that my true passion in life is Health and Wellness. While on active duty I earned my Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Rehabilitation. I am recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. Since I found CrossFit in 2007 I have firmly believed in the effectiveness of functional training. I've tested and retested just about every diet and exercise program you can imagine...CrossFit works.
I have been active my entire life. Either playing some type of sport or working out. I’ve pretty much tried it all. Mid-40's, I realized that I was not in shape. I was 30 pounds overweight and started having mobility issues. I started by making small changes and eventually found CrossFit on the internet. I did it in my garage for several years before one of my neighbors talked me into trying Kudzu. Being a part of the Kudzu community took it to a new level for me. It became a lifestyle. I decided to become a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer to further my understanding and because I enjoy helping others have that aha moment of when they finally get a movement or do something they did not think they could.
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