After spending a year in New York City missing subways, dodging taxis, and giving the corporate world a try, Colin has moved down to Charleston to chase a career that lies in his passion of health and wellness.
Finding CrossFit at the end of his senior year of high school, combined with the decision to finally start eating real, whole foods, Colin was able to lose about 30 pounds after spending his entire youth as an offensive lineman, thinking he was just meant to be big. It was a winter afternoon in his high school’s weight room, when Colin saw a list of CrossFit Hero WODs taped on the wall, and after a bit of suggestion from the high school strength coach, he chose “McGhee”, suffered an unearthly amount, and hasn’t looked back since. CrossFitting during the summers between years of college, working as a student assistant in the Strength & Conditioning department at Susquehanna University during his semesters on-campus, and consuming almost every piece of content that the CrossFit media department has ever released has only added fuel to the fire. During his year in the corporate world, spending 4:45 – 6:30am at his former box, before heading into New York City was Colin’s favorite part of the day. Chasing the opportunity to make it a career is a dream come true in every sense.
Colin received his L-1 certification in October of 2020 and has looked forward to putting it to use, ever since. Through his experience in athletics, his health transformation, and time spent under multiple professionals of strength, health, and wellness; the goal of learning as much as possible about movement and fitness was developed, with every intention of implementing that knowledge on a daily basis.
Whenever you see Colin at the gym, whether he’s working out, coaching, or even just mopping up some sweat angels, know that there isn’t a place he’d rather be.
“Every time I leave Angel Oak for the day, I cannot stop reminding myself how lucky I am. Not only to start a career that makes me excited to wake up in the morning, but to do so in a community that couldn’t be more welcoming.”