I played rugby in college and used the typical low-intensity gym routine to train for the high-intensity sport. That worked until I hit 25. At 27, I was overweight and trying to play high-level rugby which led to a complete ACL tear. In the search of a more fitting training routine and to get back on the pitch after surgery, I came across CrossFit.
When CrossFit Ulster opened, it was only natural to become a member of the community. It was the best decision I ever made, and at 40 I have never been fitter, felt better or been healthier which is a good thing because I have a 6-year-old son to run after. “Suffering” the same workout with the community, cheering others and being cheered on, and competing with and against friends have all provided the perfect atmosphere for my continued success.
Being a coach has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have been able to do, be it coaching high school or men’s club rugby players, one-on-one personal training sessions or a CrossFit group setting. It is incredible to have the influence on someone pushing beyond their perceived limitations and achieve something they were intimidated by just weeks, days or moments before.
CrossFit Level 1 Certificate
Nick works with group fitness classes, individual program design and personal training clients.