Herald first heard about CrossFit during one of his Spartan Races. He had just finished training for months at a Globo gym, and he still wondered why he was having trouble getting over obstacles and lifting unusual objects. He asked a fellow participant how he learned how to move through obstacles, to which the man replied, “I do CrossFit, we do stuff like this all the time.” That’s how Herald first searched, found and joined Contra Costa CrossFit.
After a couple of years, Herald‘s perception of fitness changed from what the fitness magazines promoted. He realized fitness is not just about having abs or being able to deadlift 500 lbs. Herald defines fitness as being able to move good, feel good, and be good. To be able to move through different range of motions pain free, as well as conceive positive cognitive functions. All while being kind to each other. Herald wants to be able to kick ass while in his retirement age. But he wants his friends and community to join him as well. Which propelled him to pursue coaching and getting his L1 so he can promote the CrossFit lifestyle to his friends.
Herald believes in ‘Community over Competition,’ that together we don’t just become fitter, but better people. As a coach, Herald‘s main purpose is to educate, entertain, and inspire. Where all athletes can always learn something new, have fun doing it, and look forward to the next day. The goal of combining functionality and variance to produce longevity is Herald‘s goal for the members of Diablo.