Owner and Head Coach
Shawn is a Level 2 CrossFit Instructor and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach.
Shawn began coaching because he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. He believes that everyone is capable of doing amazing things; CrossFit is one way for each athlete to achieve their goals, to see their gains and to encourage other athletes.
His goal as a strength and conditioning coach is to inspire athletes to make long-term lifestyle changes. He has found that offering daily programming that is challenging and scalable; preformed at the athletes relative intensity; along with the commitment to functional movement makes a perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Shawn believes that the psychology of sport and fitness training plays an essential role in the success of any program. As a coach and mentor to all athletes, he fosters a positive training environment to help athletes overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.
Shawn enjoys helping athletes prepare for local competitions in the Olympic Lifting and CrossFit events.
Message from Shawn:
My goal for CrossFit ThunderRidge and our USAW 360 Barbell Club is to create a positive, supportive, and motivating environment for all athletes to reach their fitness goals. I believe quality coaching is the cornerstone for the long-term success of our members. Our coach’s meet the athletes where they are today and help them become the athlete they want to be. Our core strength and conditioning center provides you with a new perspective on your own journey for optimal health and fitness.
Be Strong – Get Stronger!
Training Certifications and Education:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
CrossFit Coaches Prep
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Football Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer (Running)
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Competitors Course
CrossFit Judges Course
Continuing Education Hours:
USAW Olympic Weightlifting – with Dave DeLong: 27hrs
Snatch Olympic Weightlifting Clinic – with Melanie Roach a 2008 Olympian, national competitor and certified level 1 USA Weightlifting coach: 6hrs
Clean and Jerk Olympic Weightlifting Clinic – with Melanie Roach: 16hrs
Concept II Rowing
Gymnastics Seminar with Carl Paoli: 8 hours
BioForce Conditioning Coach Certification with Joel Jamieson: 16hrs
Associate of Arts Degree, Health and Fitness