CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Certified Coach
US Army Master Fitness
Shad is a 12-year United States Army Veteran with two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his 12 years of service, he has conducted extensive military training both physically and mentally challenging. Improving his abilities and helping develop highly trained military soldiers. Shad grew up playing a variety of sports baseball, basketball, run tracks, and played a couple of years of football. After September 11th, 2001, Shad enlisted in the United States Army. Enlisting in the Infantry was a big step toward his interest in fitness. The Military places emphasize physical training with long-distance runs, unit foot marches, and various other bodyweight exercises. Outside of the Military, Shad was introduced to weightlifting through friends, who would go lift weights after work and on weekends. It started out as a hobby, however, began to evolve the more he looked into the sport of weightlifting. In 2007 a co-worker of Shad’s first introduced him to the CrossFit main page, his initial thoughts about the WODs were “this is crazy I can’t do any of this, these people are nuts!!!!!” In 2010 another co-worker introduced him to the Jim Jones style workouts which are very much like CrossFit workouts and Shad fell in love, from then on he was hooked.
Just want to help people realize their potential.