David Lima: Trainer
Growing up I’ve
always been extremely active. I began playing sports at an early age
as an outlet for being so active and high-spirited. Playing baseball
and soccer all throughout grade school and middle school and then
continued playing baseball through high school and my first year of
college. After my first year of college ball, complications came up
and I opted out of playing baseball that year. I was devastated not
playing baseball and after losing something that meant so much to me,
I felt I had lost a part of my identity. With how competitive I am,
something was missing.
One morning I came across on The
CrossFit games on ESPN. Not knowing much about it, I started to
YouTube every possible video containing CrossFit; I was hooked. With
fitness being such a crucial part of my life as a competitive
athlete, it had seemed I had found my outlet. One commercial during
the Games showed CrossFit having thousands of affiliates around the
world, so I looked for one locally. At the time, I was a timid
18-year-old, trying to find something to do to fill a void I lost
with baseball. I was very intimidated with CrossFit, so much that I
drove by the local CrossFit gym 3 times and got scared and drove
away. Looking back this was the most ridiculous thing, that community
welcomed me with open arms and to this day I am still good friends
with people from that gym.
My passion grew over the years and
inspired me to become a coach. There was just something about seeing
people accomplish what they as some point thought was impossible. I
immediately took my Level 1 Coach’s Course and never looked back.
Creating relationships with people through their fitness journeys has
enabled me to make lifelong friendships and allows me to do what I
love every day.