Will has been a fitness enthusiast from a very young age. While growing up, Will participated in sports like baseball and football, to outdoor activities like hiking, hunting and camping. Will enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 18 and spent the next eight years of his life fighting the War on Terror. After 2 years as an Infantryman, Will tried out for and passed the rigorous selection process to become a Force Reconnaissance Marine. During Will’s time in the special operations community, he tried many different workout routines in search of the best fitness regimen for the “tactical athlete”. Will realized one day, during a training mission, that the “tri-athlete fitness” routines he was used to doing, were not serving him well in his assigned profession. Although Will could move long distances quickly, he lacked the explosive strength to lift and firemen’s carry a 230lb teammate, with a simulated wound, covered in body armor, from the living room of a house to an awaiting medevac vehicle outside. Thus, began Will’s relationship with Crossfit.
In mid 2006, Will participated in his first Crossfit workout, with a few of his teammates and instantly realized that Crossfit was the exact type of fitness regimen he’d been searching for. CrossFit’s programming of constantly varied, functional movement and consistantly striving for workouts that are, broad, general and inclusive make up a fitness regimen that is not only perfect for the tactical athlete but the average person trying to achieve lifelong fitness habits. Within a few short weeks of doing CrossFit, Will immediately began to see results; a stark contrast to other fitness programs he has done in the past. Will was not only becoming stronger, but also becoming faster, harder, and more explosive, all of which are invaluable tools for a special operator. In 2008, Will attendend the Crossfit Level 1 trainer Course, where he became a certified Crossfit instructor and spent the next couple of years training and instructing special operations and infantry personnel from all branches of service.
In 2009, Will married LV and introduced her to CrossFit. After 8 years of service, he transitioned from the military to public service. Will and Lv now have a 3 year old boy and look forward to his future growing up with the Built ATX community.