With certifications as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach, a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, and a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, Sean is a man who wears many hats. He’s also a man who wears them all well as a part-time coach here at WAG! Get to know a little more about him:
What originally got you interested in nutrition and fitness?
My own journey is what put me on the path to where I am now. I graduated from college in probably the worst health of my life, and I knew that I needed to make some changes in order to be able to enjoy my life. I started running, which turned into CrossFit, which turned into weightlifting, which turned into CrossFit again, which turned into running/triathlons! Along the way, I discovered WAG and learned far more about fueling my body than I expected. My transformation and the skills I acquired made me want to help others as a coach.
What is the most rewarding part of your career?
I’d definitely say seeing my clients make lasting changes to their habits that will support them long after our time together is done is the best part of my job.
Who are your favorite athletes?
My favorite athlete of all time is Peyton Manning. No one would say that he was the most athletic quarterback ever to play the game, but the way he prepared helped him be one of the best ever to play the position.
What's your favorite part about living in Dublin, Ohio?
My town has an amazing farmer’s market that runs for several blocks. It’s a great place to pick up local meats, fruits and vegetables, and support more local businesses. I’ve built awesome relationships with many people by frequenting their stands while eating some amazing food.
Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list, and why?
My wife and I both want to go to Europe. She studied abroad there for a summer in college, but I’ve never been. There’s so much history that’s beyond anything that can be found in the States, and we want to experience that together.
What's something you’d like to learn?
I’d like to become fluent in a different language. I took three years of French and a year of Spanish in high school, but it never really stuck.
What’s your favorite aisle in the grocery store?
The deli/meat aisle! I’m always looking for new ways to smoke/grill/cook meats to change it up and keep things fresh.
What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?
In the space of one weekend, I ran a 1-mile race, a 5k, 10k, and a full marathon (26.2 miles). I’m definitely not built like a runner, and in my list of favorite exercises, running probably doesn’t crack the top 10, but I wanted to do it to push myself mentally and physically.
What's the most life-changing piece of advice you've ever heard?
“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou.
Who’s your dream dinner party guest, living or dead?
Leonardo da Vinci - the true Renaissance man. He was a world-class painter, inventor, and architect. I would love to pick his brain and see what other ideas he had that never came to fruition.