- FitKids Coach
I grew up in Springfield, MO with my brother Martin, raised by my immigrant parents who escaped persecution from communist Poland to the United States in the 1970s. I played and enjoyed all sports growing up, baseball, football, soccer, basketball, etc. and gained a love for the weight room while attending Glendale High School. I joined the Army National Guard in 2004. After training and a deployment to Iraq, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I spent a total of 6 years in Columbia, MO before returning to Springfield in May 2014, where the very next day I visited a local Box with my brother Martin and began my CrossFit journey.
In July 2015, I gave my heart to Christ and started the path to serve Jesus and his Church. God was quick show a need to serve the Church in kids ministry so I followed. I now help lead kids in small group discussions, summer camps and now CrossFit Republic FitKids! I am so excited to witness children learn about healthy lifestyles and grow in appreciation for a lifelong love of fitness here at CrossFit Republic.