Scott Pfeifer, CrossFit Level 1 Coach / B.S. Physical Education
- CrossFit Movement & Mobility
- About Me:
- Grew up in Davis and graduated in 1991 from Davis High School.
- As a kid growing up, I played anything and everything. I played soccer, football, baseball, basketball, track and field, ice hockey, swimming. I was a varsity baseball and football player in high school.
- I attended a few different universities and graduated from Nevada Reno with a bachelor's degree in physical education.
- My favorite sport is baseball and my favorite team is the New York Yankees. No I'm not a front runner, I lived in New Jersey for six years.
- The one athlete I respect the most is the decathlete.
- I now enjoy CrossFit, swimming, biking, triathlons, and the occasional yoga session.
- I discovered Crossfit 5 years ago through my job as a firefighter. I love the variety, intensity, and camaraderie that crossfit embodies.
- I hate the fact that I didn't Crossfit in high school and college.
- My favorite WOD? Helen
- Played Division I baseball at Texas Tech and University Nevada Reno.
- Played one summer in the Arizona Collegiate League and two summers in Kansas in the Jayhawk League.
- Played two years of minor league baseball with the Reno Chukars in the independent Western League.
- If I had Crossfitted during my baseball playing days I would have had a longer career. Crossfit would have helped my flexibility, strength and power.
- I first started Crossfitting at some local gyms. It was amusing to watch the gym patrons stare at me as I was sweating profusely and laying on the floor after a workout. Most people can't imagine pushing themselves past their comfort level. Crossfit is hard work! If you want results you have to pay the price!
- I currently work as a fire captain in the West Sacramento Fire Dept. A high level of fitness is vital in firefighting. We have adopted Crossfit as the main component in our health and wellness program. I train fire recruits in the fire academy in addition to the online personnel. I believe Crossfit is the most effective way to achieve the level of fitness required for our job. A majority of the Crossfit movements are identical to what we do everyday.
Alex Haussermann, CrossFit Level 1 Coach
I remember my first Crossfit workout. I remember the date and the time of day. I remember how long it took me. I remember how it felt. I remember that when I was lying on my back in a patch of grass afterwards, groaning in pain, I was unable to muster the energy to move over to a patch of shade for a good five minutes. The two experienced crossfitters present were chuckling at my situation, and one of them mentioned to the other that I was doing "the flop," a characteristic movement in which one alternates between the left and right fetal position.
Needless to say, that experience left quite an impression on me. I've been doing crossfit consistently since that day, and I expect to be doing it for the rest of my life. It's just that awesome.
I received my Level 1 Crossfit Certification in November of 2009, and began coaching at CF Davis shortly thereafter. I absolutely love it; I get to yell at people until they acheive a personal record, then I get to yell with them as they celebrate. Seeing someone pull through their heaviest deadlift, get their first muscle-up, or do their first workout as prescribed are some of the most inspirational moments out there, and coaching just puts me that much closer to the action.
A little more about me:
Prior to Crossfit, I swam competitively for eight years, practiced Tang Soo Do for five, and did Cross Country, Soccer, and Lacrosse in high school. I graduated in May of 2009, and started at UC Davis the September after that.
Despite being involved in athletics my entire life, I'm one of the biggest nerds you will ever meet. I own more dice and video games than are probably necessary, and I'm still waiting for an old homeless man to tell me that I'm a Jedi.
I have great respect for primates, and feel that humans just haven't been the same since the tie and briefcase became more popular than the loin cloth and stick. I feel that I owe it to my simian ancestors to strive for the greatest physical prowess possible.
Kirsten Pedri, Crossfit Level 1 and Crossfit Kids Coach