Ernie holds a CrossFit Level 1 Certification and has attended various CrossFit seminar courses. He has 6 years of coaching experience. His now wife introduced him to CrossFit in 2011. He began his coaching career with Shotgun CrossFit in Uvalde, Texas and more recently spent two years coaching at Vaquero CrossFit in Del Rio, Texas.
Ernie believes training should be fun. Coaching enables him a way to help a large population learn to be better than yesterday. His favorite aspect of coaching is motivating athletes and empowering them to maximize their potential and helping them to grow the way they were meant to. He believes that, as a coach you can have the domino effect and indirectly make a difference in many peoples life. Being positive is his motto and his “goat” is handstand walks.
Fun fact: He thinks watching YouTube videos makes him a master in that subject. Example: He tried to remove a beehive after watching a couple bee removal videos.