Kyle started training martial arts on a whim when he started at Georgia Tech, and that whim lead to a hundred other decisions that have come to define his life. A decade as a competitive martial artist, training 30 hours a week in half a dozen different martial arts, and several years as an instructor of those arts has taught him more than a few important things about fitness and the human body, and each one is an integral part of what is now his approach to CrossFit. The most paramount of those lessons is that, almost without fail, a person’s body is capable of far more than they give it credit. Whether you are getting kicked in the head and fighting for consciousness or fighting for breath while getting slapped around by that second round of Fran–because you have trained it to, your body will be there to do all you can will it to. A fact that he proves to himself year after year fighting through injury.
His time with martial arts has brought him plenty of injury, including more than a handful of broken bones, but in 2009, after breaking his back for the second time, he had a surgery that put him out of commission for a full year. He picked up CrossFit, on another whim, coming off of that relatively major reconstructive back surgery, and it has turned out to be another one of those chance decisions to redefine how his life turns out. Beyond finding an arena in which he can push himself to his absolute limits, in CrossFit he has found an amazing community of people who he considers friends and family. He has a profound level of enjoyment for teaching people how to feel physically better and become stronger, and CrossFit gives him yet another outlet to share that with people.