Zach’s interest in fitness began with school sports where he participated in football, wrestling, and baseball, earning All-State Honors in football and wrestling. He continued his passion for football at Hope College, earning All-Conference awards his junior and senior years as linebacker. There, he worked as a graduate assistant football coach, while also playing club rugby to feed his love for competition. In September 2014, he joined the sport of CrossFit and began coaching two years later in Michigan. Zach’s passion and mission is to create a healthier America by helping individuals achieve and exceed their fitness goals, whether it is CrossFit or something different.
In Zach’s words: “Exercise is the best medicine you can give your body. The human body is capable of doing amazing things, but you have to want to make those amazing things happen through hard work. CrossFit has given me the platform to teach and accomplish great things, and it is awesome to see people accomplish things they never thought possible.