Terrence is a CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer is a lifelong athlete who loves incorporating his two passions, fitness and health, to help others exceed their fitness goals. Growing up, Terrence competed in many sports, but it wasn’t until his junior year at St. Joseph’s Prep that he made a commitment to take swimming seriously, in and out of the water. Terrence’s grandfather signed him up for a membership to Greg Long’s Gym. Due to their wisdom, Terrence achieved great success in the pool, and attributes this success to the strength and conditioning program he received at Long’s Gym. His high school swimming accolades include Philadelphia Catholic League Champion, National Catholic Champion, Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Champion and NISCA All-American.
In his next stage, Terrence attended United States Naval Academy, where he was a 4 year Varsity Letter winner on Navy’s swim team. It was during this time when he was introduced to CrossFit workouts by Navy’s strength and conditioning coach. Finding new levels of strength, his collegiate accolades include current team record holder, current league record holder, Patriot League Champion, Eastern Interscholastic Swimming League Champion and NCAA Division I All-American.
While he saw great strength gains over his four years at Navy, it wasn’t until his need for rehabilitation that he finally understood the true value of CrossFit. In 2005, while stationed in San Diego, CA, Terrence underwent two micro discectomies on his L4-L5 vertebrae. During his treatment, he was fortunate enough to meet a Navy LT., who asked the young Ensign what he planned to do to rehabilitate his back. Terrence explained he would continue his normal workout routine and “healthy” eating. This LT, who had other ideas in mind, took Terrence on the “wet side” of the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA, where he introduced him to CrossFit. The rest, as they say, is history. After a short appearance in Corporate America, Terrence finally realized that he could no longer ignore his passion for CrossFit.
For the past five years, Terrence has been the Owner/Operator of CrossFit T1 in Willow Grove, PA. The T1 community has since grown to be a very tight-knit, driven and extremely positive community. Personally during this time, Terrence has acquired numerous CrossFit certifications, as well as qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Regional competition twice in 2012 and 2013.
Terrence’s CrossFit Certifications/Accolades Include:
– CrossFit Level 1 Instructor
– CrossFit Nutrition
– CrossFit Olympic Lifting
– CrossFit Kids
– CrossFit Movement and Mobility
– “Beast of the East” Winter Throwdown 2010 – Co-Champion
– Delaware Affiliate Cup Challenge: affiliate Champion, individual Co-Champion
– 2010 CrossFit Games Central-East Regional Affiliate Competitor
– 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional – Individual Competitor
– 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional – Individual Competitor