Hi, I’m Nigel- the head coach at PDXstrength. I program and coach our Group Strength and Conditioning classes. A biologist by trade, I originally started CrossFit as a way to supplement skill-training in mixed martial arts. I needed to find ways to get stronger, recover from serious injuries and gain conditioning without getting hit, choked, or twisted out of joint.
I fell in love with the positivity of the CrossFit movement and became Level-1 certified in Nov 2008. I’ve been coaching and competing in CrossFit every year since 2009. I earned my CrossFit Level 2 Trainer certification in December 2014.
My aim in coaching is to help people achieve gains in functionality that lead to more exhilaration in life! I think intelligent training teaches us how anything we encounter can be a chance for improvement.
So regardless of your starting point, if you are improving your goal-setting, recovery, balance, strength, endurance, confidence, transitions, efficiency, or all of the above, then let’s get ready to learn, work hard, and have fun together!