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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

 

Warmup:

DL Specific Warmup

 

Skill:

Strict HSPU

 

Metcon:

"Diane"

21-15-9

Deadlift (225/155)

HSPU