I was lucky enough to find CrossFit LT 9 months after my second child was born. Being active has always been important to me, but after having 2 babies in 19 months I needed to find something to help get me active again. I walked into CrossFit LT in April 2014 and haven’t looked back! CrossFit isn’t like anything I’d ever done in my life. I had ZERO weightlifting experience and was terrified of a barbell. I started out using the PVC pipe for ALL my lifts and workouts (yes…ALL of them). It was a humbling experience but also a reminder of how far I’ve come. I received my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification in January 2019 and it has made me love this sport in a different way. As a coach, my goal is for the athletes to have a great workout, challenge themselves, step out of their comfort zone, but in a safe and fun environment. One of my favorite parts about coaching is helping athletes achieve their goals and realize that CrossFit is for every BODY! I quickly learned what sets CrossFit apart from any other exercise method is our community. The people, culture and environment of our gym is something you won’t find anywhere else. I love our CrossFit LT family.
I am a Mesa native and a proud graduate of Arizona State University. When I’m not at the gym working out or coaching, you’ll find me spending time with my family and actively serving in my community.
CrossFit Level 1
Growing up in Maine I would say I was athletic but not overly fit playing football and basketball in high school n doing just enough in the off-season to make the team n play decent. After high school I missed the team and competition feel team sports give you. I disliked basic gyms and kinda became a runner to stay in shape n not much else. In 2005 I moved to AZ and got a job in corrections. Although I could usually hold my own in there I had some close calls n needed to put on some more muscle. My wife introduced my to CrossFit Leiftime in 2009 just after they moved to the current location and I was hooked after my 1st week. Been lucky enough to coach at LT from 2012 to 2015 when I moved back to Maine for two years. Coached in Maine at Back Cove CrossFit which helped me grow as a coach n person greatly. Moved back in February of 2018. Glad to be back where I started. Excited to help, learn and be apart of this awesome community again!
CrossFit Level 1
Garrett has been training and coaching Crossfit since 2011. He has competed at the South West Crossfit Regionals in 2012 on a team as well as Nationally for Olympic Weightlifting. His coaching focus is to help individuals of all levels achieve their goals and realize their potential.
Crossfit Level 1
Crossfit Movement and Mobility
OPT CCP Level 1 Assessment
OPT CCP Level 1 Program Design
I grew up near Niagara Falls, Canada, and have competed in a wide variety of sports, including gymnastics, judo, and bodybuilding. Ok, so, I’ll also admit I was a competitive Cheerleader in college, too. That definitely fits my sense of humor!
I have a master’s and bachelor’s in Exercise Science and have worked in the fitness industry for over 18 years personal training, coaching, teaching, and competing.
Exercise Science Faculty Professor is my main job. I love teaching and have coached gymnastics and tumbling. I also have a huge love for olympic lifting, so the functional movements of CrossFit and the workouts compliment beautifully what I love to do. But, even more important for me is the community we have here at CF-LT. Even if I’m dead-last in the WOD, it’s the highlight of my day because I’m sweating, butt-kicking, fistbumping, and high-fiving with a great group of people that make it fun!
I’m thrilled to be a coach here, and look forward to helping people make their lifestyle of fitness super fun and engaging.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
USAW-1 Certified Weightlifting Coach
N.S.C.A. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
A.C.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer
Brainbench Certified Nutritional Analysis
AHA Basic Life Support Instructor
I have been one to find motivation through movement and technique. My athletic awakening came as a youth through school activities associated with dance. Upon graduation, those opportunities faded, I began to sense a void in my life. Eventually, I realized that yoga was the missing medicinal element that I required to fill my physical and spiritual needs. After practicing for many years, I completed my Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. While yoga is certainly capable of providing a significant physical challenge, I found myself still wanting to supplement my workouts with something new. Enter Crossfit LT. Walking in, I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of this family, because this is the place where determination resides and the spirit of friendship and community is strong. As a member of this gym since 2015, I am right there beside you, experiencing the physical challenges that these work outs bring. Personally, I have found that Crossfit and yoga are the perfect combination of exercises. My goal is to create yoga experiences at LT that offer a range of motion exercises that compliment our recent work outs, while also delivering a little bit of inspiration to our cohesive space. Join us at LT , where you will be surrounded by those who will help you evolve into your best self.
I grew up in Mesa, AZ and played football growing up. I am pretty sure that every single bone in my body is competitive. I think it is important to find an avenue that helps to push you to be the best you and Crossfit was just that for me. Crossfit has added so much to my life but not just on a fitness level. The community and sense of camaraderie has been a pleasant surprise. Everyone, regardless of the experience or fitness level is supportive and encouraging of each other. More importantly, to be able to surround yourself with like-minded people just makes sense.
My better half, Angela, is very much a part of the business and helps facilitate behind the scenes logistics of our business. She and I have 6 kids between the two of us and we do our best to be role models to our children. We are very fortunate to be able to show them an active lifestyle is a great way to live and push yourself.
Owning Crossfit LT has been one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. To be able to coach the members, encourage them and see how much dedication and hard work pays off is why I get up every day. I do my best to create a positive environment for our members and our coaches. At the end of the day, if I help one person feel better and become healthier than that is all I can ask for.
CrossFit Level 1