Derek is a Crossfit Level 1 Certified Coach that brings experience in collegiate athletics and nearly a decade of training active duty law enforcement ranging from officer survivability, marksmanship, and defensive tactics. His olympic lifting journey started during his Division 1 collegiate wrestling career. He is an active elite level competitor in the Tactical Games and Patriot Games with top tier placing on the national level.
Derek is a first responder, father to 3 active young boys and is no stranger to the challenges that present with work life balance. He understands how imperative a solid foundation in fitness, nutrition is; and how your baseline health impacts your mind and body’s ability to quickly adapt and overcome life’s ever-changing obstacles.
Crossfit centers around functional fitness. Derek is drawn to functional fitness seeing its value in not only in every day life but specifically those whom have demanding physical jobs.
His no quit attitude and drive encourages others to not limit their goal ceilings and push past what they think their capable of. Derek is goal driven and has an infectious positive outlook which brings out the best in all his athletes.