“CrossFit forces me to make a decision on a daily basis, to face the pain or to shy away from it, to push the issue, or to take the safe route.”
Rich is passionate about coaching because it allows him to be able to witness, not only physical changes, but the mental changes that extend beyond the walls of the gym and manifest themselves in thoughts and actions in daily life. ” Members that embrace the challenge are never the same and I enjoy being a part of that process.”
Favorite WOD: “Murph” for what it represents and the gut check it poses.
Rich graduated from James Madison University and is currently working on his PhD at Auburn University. Rich is married to Jessica Laird and they live in Auburn with their dogs, Bella and Gunner.
- CrossFit Level 1 Instructor
- BS Exercise Science
- SCCC Certified
- Level 1 Instructor