Dan and his wife, Lara, have owned and operated CrossFit Johns Creek since 2010.
As a former-firefighter, Dan built his strength and stamina through traditional body building routines, running and the usual cardio machines. After years of globo gymming where he felt he was working harder with no further results, he experimented with martial arts and bodyweight exercises.
While researching bodyweight exercises on internet forums he first heard about CrossFit on posts that used strange terms such as “WOD” and “AMRAP.” After pouring over the CrossFit site and the exercise demos, he started using CrossFit methods to train in late 2007. He attended his Level 1 CrossFit Cert in April of 2008. Dan was introduced to the Olympic lifts through CrossFit and attended his CF Olympic certification in August of 2008. Shortly after his certification, he competed in the USAW and won his division as a master’s division athlete.
He also applies the general principles of CrossFit as a competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Highland Games …and also enjoys being bitten by large scary dogs as a Schutzhund helper/decoy — all sports that require strength, endurance, and agility.
Before CFJC opened in 2011, Dan coached people out of his garage since and also coached members at a local CrossFit box during 2009. He received his CrossFit Kids certification in July of 2010, and in 2012 he earned his USAW Coaching certificate, DVG America Schutzhund Helper 3 certification, and his CrossFit Mobility certification.
Dan competed in his first USA Powerlifting meet in October of 2012 and set a new state record for the Squat (402lbs) for his age and weight class.
Dan can be reached at 770-231-6370.