Owner, Head Coach
I am a proud veteran of The United States Navy SS force for 10 years. To all who have served in any capacity, Thank You! I have three boys and a beautiful wife of 20 years. CrossFit is our life.
If you are reading this, then you are likely on the fence about CrossFit. You are probably wondering…”what is CrossFit”. The correct answer is you….You are CrossFit. Everyday you stand up, you pick something off the ground, you walk. CrossFit is about training you to be better at what you do. In our box, you are an athlete the second you walk through our door, regardless of your fitness level.
There is nothing more satisfying to me than helping you realize your goals. It may be weight loss, increased performance in a sport, preparing for military service, or overall health improvement. Whatever your goals, you can achieve them. Our box is a community of athletes who support one another on their journey. If you are tired of running in place at a “global gym”, contact me on how to start your fitness journey today. You are CrossFit!
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Defense, USAW Level 1
I first started CrossFit In July 2013, and I really started to just supplement the other “workouts” I was doing. I had heard about it from a few friends that thought I would be good at it, and so I decided to start CrossFitting, but only 2 times a week. The more and more I did it, and the better and better I started to feel, I just could not get enough of it!
The one thing about CrossFit, no matter how long you do it, is that it will always expose what you are good at, but also what you need work on! I love the fact that every workout can seem so easy, but in actuality, it pushes you to the limits! I love to constantly have skills to work on and get better at (goals).
No matter your skill level, your athletic ability, how in shape or out of shape you are, the best thing about CrossFit is that it can be for everyone. I am 34 years old, played college football, and this is the best shape I have ever been in! I now CrossFit competitively, and enjoy every minute of the training it takes to do that! Hopefully you step out of your comfort zone like I did and try CrossFit out at Mortal CrossFit!
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1
The first time I tried Crossfit was at a Saturday Community WOD in May of 2011. I was paired with a seasoned Crossfitter and couldn't keep up. I can't even remember the workout but the one thing that stuck with me was the sense of community. No one knew me, but everyone made me feel welcome and cheered me on when I wanted to quit. My partner pushed me and encouraged me. The coaches were energetic and genuinely excited to be there. The atmosphere was incredible. I couldn't wait to sign up.
I come from a team sports background and was a runner for most of my time after high school. I was never good at going to the gym by myself and doing workouts so I always stuck to the treadmill and outdoor runs. The constantly varied programming and team atmosphere of a Crossfit class is exactly what I needed. People were excited to see me walk through the door, checked on me when I missed a few classes, high fived me when I achieved a goal and gave pats on the back when I failed. A real sense of community and pride started to grow in me.
I love teaching, coaching, cheering and supporting others. There's no better feeling than watching a member exceed their own expectations and smash goals. I also love that no matter how many Crossfit Certifications you have, there's always something to learn and ways to grow as a coach and an athlete. Very excited to see where Mortal Crossfit takes me and our awesome members!
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1
Coach Teresa Porter
CrossFit Coach/MCF Gymnastics Coach
There is a lot to say in my bio about myself and about CrossFit. To describe my journey into CrossFit is important but, it is not as important than starting yours. You've just made one of the greatest steps you'll ever take! You are looking into what Crossfit is and hoping it will apply to your goals. You're getting a feel of the coaches and how we represent the gym and our athletes that come here. I can't express the love I have for anyone who is seeking something that will put them out of their comfort zone but also something that will change their lives forever. You as an individual will be show a lot of things but, one thing is for sure you will be shown is that we all start somewhere in CrossFit and you're not alone. Everyone has a destination in life and having CrossFit in that destination makes life a whole lot more exciting to be apart of. CrossFit to me is that one place you never stop learning. No matter if it's about the movements we, or how to move your body in the way it was designed to or most importantly. You'll never stop learning about yourself. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. As a Crossfit Level 1 trainer I'm blessed to watch our athletes smile,grow,and achieve everything they set out to do here at Mortal and in life. I'll be seeing you!