- CCAF- Aircraft Maintenance Technology
- CSM- Information Technology Management
Monte has served in the US military for over 20 years and is currently assigned locally. He has always enjoyed training and participating in various sports. As a high school athlete, he wrestled and ran track and field. After joining the military, he found a love for mountain biking and has explored some incredible locations worldwide. Fitness is a huge requirement in the military; Monte struggled for many years to find a workout program that truly worked for him. In 2012, he heard about CrossFit from a very close friend and in early 2013 he joined the newly opened Calvert CrossFit. Calvert CrossFit and Iron Foundry Athletics (our strength training facility) have changed his life. Monte truly loves coaching. He has coached his son in just about every sport he has participated in throughout the years. Coaching is a definite passion for Monte.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION AS A COACH?
I can relate to the struggles of those who are new and unsure about what to expect from CrossFit. I too felt unsatisfied with the standard gym experience and have found my calling at IFA/CCF.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COACHING?
I have always enjoyed helping and training people. I love seeing people overcome obstacles they once thought to be impossible.
FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?
LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF IRON FOUNDRY ATHLETICS?
I enjoy watching my son play Lacrosse, spending quality time with family, cooking and hunting.
ADVICE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OR WANTING TO START CROSSFIT OR EXERCISE?
Give it 2 months, once the soreness eases and your stamina increases then make your decision to go somewhere else. Also, listen to your body, it will tell you allot about yourself.
FINISH WITH A JOKE.
A teacher asked her students to use the word "beans" in a sentence. "My father grows beans," said one girl. "My mother cooks beans," said a boy. A third student spoke up, "We are all human beans."