Early on in my climbing I progressed really fast, getting all the way to V7/V8 in about my first 8 months of climbing. Yea... about a grade a month, it was wild.
I was smashing climbs down left and right. Finding a stride in competitions. And then, well... let's say I entered a rough patch. And all of the success just simply halted.
Learning The Truth
When I was in high school, I found out a nasty truth about my childhood. I couldn't handle it. It nearly destroyed my mind and broke me. I fell into addiction, depression, and approached ending it all. My whole life slipping away from me, into darkness.
Turns out, this darkness is exactly what I personally needed.
I eventually reached a breaking point. That's when I started considering ending it all. I had one choice. I either be consumed by the darkness or I let in the light. So that's what I did. I decided to make the change.
I went deep into my mind. Using whatever power my mind had. Which turned out to be my most powerful asset and when I learned just how powerful the mind was for anyone.
I managed to pull myself from the darkness. Vowing to lead a life that would never allow me back there, and to live a life opposite to that nasty truth that thrusted me into that darkness. This was the moment that the tiger was truly born.
That's what the tiger tattoo represents!
Past, Present, and Future
The past I come from.
The present of overcoming the past and elevating myself to who I am today.
The future I am creating.
So how did I go from addict to high level athlete?
After I overcame everything, I knew it was time to level up my climbing. I had no clue how, so I went to my coaches.
They told me just keep climbing, keep projecting, and EVENTUALLY I would improve.
EVENTUALLY?!?!?! I thought.
How long was eventually?!?
I needed a solution.
There had to be a better way.
I dove into research mode. Spending hours, days, weeks, even months researching and studying the best climbers (and athletes) in the world. Understanding everything I could about strength training, anatomy, and physiology.
Becoming a certified fitness trainer (now strength coach) and nutritionist. Studying the mind and how to make it stronger. Research and learning that I still continue to do today (and honestly will never stop learning things).
I even begun dabbling into coaching at my local gym. Everything I could to expand my knowledge to figure this out. Coaching at my local gym birthed a new passion for helping people! Enhancing my drive to continue researching.
Eventually it clicked, and I saw wild changes.
During the initial lockdown from COVID is when I started developing a training system. And my new system started working!
Not only did the system work for me, but even worked phenomenally for those that I was coaching at my local gym.
Fast forward and now.
I am a nationally ranked competition climber, V11 boulderer, 5.13 sport climber, and a professional climbing coach.
So, what is this system i am talking about?
By combining all 3 facets of athletic performance!
Physical, Technical, and Mental Aspects
My methodology of training utilizes all 3 in conjunction. By allowing these aspects to work together, you can truly get on a path to athletic prowess.
This kind of methodology wasn't being used among other climbing coaches I observed. I saw them working on these aspects individually, so I experimented with using them in conjunction. The results were incredible and I want the climbing community to see the power of this method.
So, where does Primal
fit into this story?
After I saw my methods working for other people. I knew I had to spread this further in the climbing community. I was called to this. And thus, Primal Movement Fitness was born!
I took a HUGE and TERRIFYING leap in starting my own business. I INVESTED IN MYSELF. Just like the way I preach to my clients and the community. Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make.
And once I fully invested in myself, I elevated.
So, are you ready to elevate yourself?
Let's do this!
We'll work together for 3 months and unleash the hidden potential of your climbing abilities. Shifting that focus to yourself, your dreams. Unleashing the climber you were meant to be!
Personalized climbing assessments! Let's put our heads together and discover the missing links holding you back from your climbing. Physical, technical, and mental assessments!
You and me. That's it. A single session where we take the aspects of climbing that you're most psyched on, and take it to the next level. Enhancing your overall climbing abilities!