A:I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I have lived there all of my life.
Q:When did you discover the gym?
A:My mom was always a gym go-er and I always loved playing sports and being active. However, when I was in my early teens I became lazy and also fat. Once freshman year of high school started and I was in football, I truly discovered my passion for the gym. I loved being in the weightroom everyday!
Q:What is it about CrossFit that you love?
A:I love the clock. I love being able to compete day in and day out with that thing! It is my drive. Also being able to compete side to side with a family. Having that competitive nature day in and day out pushes me to my limits physically and mentally.
Q:Self proclaimed "Health Nerd"... do you track macros and calorie count?
A:I have counted calories in the past but for some reason when I count calories I tend to be more hungry lol. I have a very good knowledge of how many calories are in each of the foods I eat and know that I am getting in enough calories with the way I feel. I meal prep every Sunday for the entire week. In order to proclaim myself as a "health nerd" I must be crazy right? Well I am, I am that guy that carries around a backpack with emergency meals in it for a night out on the town.
Q:You're also an entrepreneur. Tell us about your gym...
A:I started BCKYRDBROS gym Memorial Day 2013 with my best friend Chas Sorenson. We did it for fun, not to make money, but to better our community by making a fitness facility in a group setting with coaches to help with every movement. I do not charge a lot of money for the purpose of leaving the excuse of "I cannot afford to go to a gym." I love it and want to continue it my whole life.
Q:How did you become the Cast Coordinator for Extreme Weightloss?
A:I became the Cast Coordinator for the show because of a good friend who knew Chris and Heidi, I was available and the rest is history.
Q:Where do you want to be in 5 years?
A:I want to have grown BCKYRDBROS into a bigger gym than just my backyard. I want to have a great network of clients and to have a name for myself in the fitness industry.
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Interview done by Elliot Rivera for healtHaven.com