Class Coach, Teens Program Coach
1-hour session: $75
Cody found CrossFit in the summer of 2013 when he was deployed to Afghanistan while serving in the Army. Known as the “Best Damn Box in the Worst Damn Place,” Kandahar CrossFit became the first affiliate where Cody experienced CrossFit. Barricaded by large concrete walls and covered only by a thin military style netting, this improvised CrossFit box in one of the most war-torn countries on the planet made for one of the rawest and unbelievable training environments.
Coming off an eight-month deployment as an Army medic, the shared sense of community, competition, and continuing variation mirrored much of what he had experienced as a soldier. It was precisely what he needed as a fitness addict who was preparing to transition back to the States. Optimistic and thankful, he felt as though he had finally found a training program that would continuously challenge him in ways that no other training program had.
Cody returned to Fort Hood, Texas later that summer and continued to dabble in the world of CrossFit. He spent the next year learning everything he could about CrossFit – watching videos, reading books and articles, and training daily with his Army buddies.
His background in athletics and fitness allowed him to learn and establish a sense of comfortability with of many of the movements used in CrossFit. He soon realized that not only was he in the best shape of his life, but that he was also becoming healthier and more equipped for his job as an Army medic. In January 2015, Cody moved back home to Beaumont, Texas in search of an affiliate, a tight-knit community, and professional coaching.
He joined Norbeau CrossFit and found a hardworking, gritty, and resilient community. He found a group of athletes that mimicked the bond he had shared with his brothers and sisters in the Army. Fast forward almost three years later and Cody followed his passion and earned a position at CrossFit Roots.
His passion for positively influencing others while relentlessly challenging them to improve in all aspects of life, stems from his time as an Army medic and his long lineage of ancestors that chose careers which serve others. As a current rugby player, Cody finds enjoyment in strength and conditioning with respect to sport and military-specific application. Whether on the field or in life, he believes in using his knowledge and unique experiences to optimize human performance and unlock human potential.
- CrossFit Level I (CF-L1)
- Combat Medic, US Army
Contact Cody: email@example.com