Hello, my name is Ed and I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer at CrossFit YiQi.
I was born in the Midwestern United States and spent the majority of my life living in Seattle, Washington. Growing up, I played various sports including running track and cross country throughout high school. I am also avidly interested in hiking, backpacking, and snowboarding. There isn't much that I enjoy more than being outside in the mountains in the Pacific Northwest.
Between high school and university, I was introduced to strength training and CrossFit together through a college course and fell in love with it. CrossFit provided a competitive outlet that I found was missing as I was no longer running competitively with a team. After the course I took a number of individual classes but as a university student was not able to fully commit to a membership although was able to continue strength training at my university's facilities.
I graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in Political Science in the summer of 2014. The following winter, I moved to Phnom Penh and learned about YiQi through a sign standing in the vacant lot that YiQi would be built upon. I joined the gym as soon as it opened and enrolled in the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course in Bankok the same year.