Michael Kimball

Michael Kimball

Part-Time Coach

Back Squat: 345lbs, Deadlift: 440lbs, Bench Press: 255lbs

Qualifications

CrossFit Lvl. 1, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate, Bachelors of Science: Nutrition

About Coach

I’ve always found About Me sections hard to fill out, I find it more interesting when you ask other people to fill it out for you, that way you can see what they think of you. Because let’s face it, what I think of myself could be different from what everyone thinks. <br /> <br /> But since I have to talk about myself. My years of military service and working around the world have prepared me to deal with many different types of situations and given me the capabilities to solve them. I would say that my upbringing has taught me the value of caring and compassion, while also teaching me to never settle, always learn and always be better than I was yesterday.<br /> <br /> These are some of the traits that make me a good coach, and because of these traits, will make my journey to become a great coach even better.

Turning Point

For half my life I was told I had to “Exercise” either for sports or in the military. So, because of that I never “wanted” to exercise. It wasn’t until I was in the mountains of Afghanistan and a friend asked me to come do this thing called CrossFit with him that I started wanting to exercise. CrossFit was hard, it hurt, it challenged me in ways I had never been challenged before. And I was instantly hooked. That was 11 years ago, and I’m still as addicted today as I was all those years ago, probably more so.. LOL <br /> <br /> As Prescribed or Rx is what CrossFit is all about right? For me, CrossFit is literal and figurative medication. Having a bad day? I go do CrossFit! Having a great day? I go do CrossFit. CrossFit is what helps me deal with any stress and gives me a space to just let it all go.

Motivation & Passion

Coaching is challenging, even more so when public speaking is not a strong suit for me. But I love challenges! Coaching makes me better, better at communicating, listening, and observing. And I always strive to be better. <br /> <br /> When I’m coaching, I strive to pass on my knowledge and suggestions to others to help them make progress in achieving their goals, whether it be learning to Double Unders, Butterfly Kipping Pull-Ups or working on barbell movements in every class.<br /> <br /> Am I perfect at it coaching? No. But I’m learning! Not only for myself but for those I coach. They say the best Athlete is a coachable Athlete. The same applies to Coaches. <br /> <br /> “No Coach ever stops learning. That’s what makes the great coaches great. They strive to learn more every day and they never stop asking questions.” Tom Crean

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