Welcome the newest coach and member of the Skyline Team. Coach Stephen McColl.
How did you get started in Fitness and Coaching?
I started taking fitness seriously in 2004 after my father began having health issues. Joined a gym and then got the bug to lead classes. Inspired by people like Johnny Goldberg, Luciana Marcial-Vincion, Nicole St Jacques and Josh Taylor (and later Greg Glassman) I jumped on a bike. I wanted to set an example for others and especially my kids. I am endlessly curious about fitness and continuing my education.
How did you start CrossFit?
I started Crossfit in 2014 to try something new after giving up my Pilates class and focusing on Spinning and Cycling -i needed a change. I love the great energy and the combination of weights and cardio. There is nothing like the energy and the net effect of a group of people gathering for a workout, run or ride-so much more than the sum of the numbers, I am less in love with the Gymnastics of Crossfit, but that is a mountain to climb. I am never the fastest, nor the strongest, and rarely the youngest and that's ok.
Whats your favorite part of CrossFit?
Now when i travel in the US, I always try to find a box. I like Brick Wall in Salt Lake City, and Rise is Schaumburg, IL Wando in Charleston, SC and Down River in Detroit.
Here are some of Stephen certifications and achievements:
Crossfit level 1 2016
Spinning star 2 certified 2006
Keiser Cycle certified 2007
PHI Pilates certification 2007
AFAA Group exercise Certification 2007
CPR/AED adult and infant
Coaching groups since 2006
3 MS150 rides
2 Livestrong challenges(bike and Run)
2 Tour De Cure rides
6 half marathons
DL Specific Warmup