Connor was first introduced to CrossFit in May of 2016 by his Dad who had been doing it consistently for years and seeing great results. One of the first workouts Connor can remember doing is the famous CrossFit Hero WOD Murph. From there, after witnessing the power and comradery of the CrossFit community first hand, Connor was all-in.
Originally from Barrington, Illinois, Connor grew up playing football, baseball and competing in just about every backyard sport you could imagine. He was famously known by his family and close friends to walk around swinging an invisible baseball bat imagining he was playing a day game at Wrigley Field. His desire to compete and be a part of a team is a big reason why CrossFit was such a great fit for him.
Connor went on to attend the University of Mississippi where he studied Finance. Towards the end of his Junior year he was introduced to the podcast world, something that would ultimately change the course of his life. Taking his passion for the CrossFit community and his love of storytelling, Connor created his own podcast called Up Before You where he shares the life-changing stories of other CrossFitters from all around the world. In 2018, Connor went to take his CrossFit L1 and began coaching in 2019. Connor has a real passion for providing others with the tools they need to achieve their goals and helping them step-by-step along the way.
You can find Connor coaching group classes, private training and hopping in on class WOD’s with the Roots community.
When not at the gym, Connor is working on creating podcasts, chasing the next great story, reading and writing, participating in endurance races and other events or educating himself on the world of CrossFit.
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
- Barrington, IL.
- Water/Snow Skiing
- Endurance Events