Dave has always built a life around physical activity, whether through sports, exercise, manual labor or just getting out in nature. As a lifelong athlete and competitor, he loved playing any sport as a kid and excelled at football, basketball and lacrosse through high school. Dave went on to play 4 years as linebacker for the Bucknell University Bison, majoring in his other major passion in life: Art.
Always enjoying the training aspect of sports, Dave still felt the compulsion to push himself after college in new outlets. He found CrossFit in 2007 and has not looked back since. Dave competed at a high level in CrossFit during his late 20s and early 30s, including several high finishes in Regional competitions. Coaching full-time during this period also really taught Dave the value of what he could bring to others, and began to focus seriously on sharing his experience and knowledge with others.
Dave loves to bring his passion for both exercise and the creative arts to bear when he coaches. He has had the pleasure of working with athletes of all different backgrounds, ages and abilities over the years, and he enjoys getting the most of out everyone; this can be the gifted athlete that wants to excel, or the retiree that wants to move and feel good. Exercise should be fun and difficult at once, and the ability to be creative in figuring out how to make people move and improve themselves brings him joy.
CrossFit Level 3
USAW Level 1