This month’s Coach Highlight is CFP Co-Owner & Trainer, Brandon Shuck!
Brandon is originally from Michigan and grew up playing several competitive sports. He played collegiate level baseball and is now in sales, co-owns CFP, and has a wife & daughter.
Brandon enjoys training and competing in local CrossFit competitions. He has been traveling for his job for the past 7 years, but just recently took a new job that allows him to be home and at CFP more often! He loves working with athletes of all levels, but especially power athletes. Brandon is taking the CrossFit Football certification this month and is excited for the future of CrossFit Pineville! Get to know Brandon a little better below…
Brandon’s Coach Profile
1. Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Hudsonville, MI. In high school I played football, baseball and I wrestled. I later went on to Central Michigan University where I played 2 years of baseball. After college, I took a sales job and moved to Charlotte in 2008. Not too long after I moved, I met my future wife, Michelle, who is now the mother of my daughter, Kinslee. With the help of my wife Michelle and my brother in law Warren, we opened up CrossFit Pineville a little over 2 years ago.
2. How did you get into CrossFit and why do you like coaching? When I initially heard about CrossFit, I did what most people do and I went and checked out a local box. I was not impressed by the community and space and this initially turned me off. Soon after this experience, one of my best friends from Michigan took me to the CrossFit box he was training at, and it changed my view totally. Not only did the workout kick my butt, but the coaches and the community I experienced were great!
I love coaching because I love to see people achieve things they never thought possible. Whether it be a strict pull-up, squatting their bodyweight+ or just running a mile without stopping. Helping people create better versions of themselves is satisfaction for me.
3. What is your favorite CrossFit movement? Least favorite? My favorite exercise would have to be any Olympic lifting or thrusters. I love perfecting all the technical aspects of the clean or the snatch, and I don’t know why, I just like thrusters. But, it is probably because they are one of my better movements. I do despise high rep DUs and box jumps. These two movements destroy me.
4. What would you tell someone considering trying CFP? For anyone looking to try CrossFit I would them that I have never been stronger, more fit and ready for whatever life has to throw at me. CrossFit isn’t just what you see the Professional Athletes doing on ESPN. It can be scaled to every type of person out there.