Ray is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer with 1 year of CrossFit experience. He found CrossFit after moving to Minnesota and experiencing the CrossFit Games on Netflix. He was encouraged to try out a few boxes in the Twin Cities area and came across CrossFit Twin Cities in September 2018. He has been a coach since May 2019.
Ray’s background in team sports, mainly football, influenced his decision to begin CrossFit for the high intensity workouts and the community that it builds. Ray’s philosophy is that physical activity makes us better physically and mentally. Ray says, “Coaching has become a passion of mine as I thrive off of helping others reach their goals and earn the results that they strive to see. Everything worth having is earned!”
Ray comes to us from Detroit, Michigan where he was born and raised. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied Industrial and Operations Engineering and graduated in April 2018. Outside of the gym, Ray is an R&D Engineer at General Mills where he designs the technical packaging for Nature Valley granola bars (and he brings some into the gym quite often)!
“Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.” – Proverbs 29:23