Being an avid athlete his whole life, from karate to swimming to weightlifting, Dr. Stiritz has always had an interest in fitness and health. In high school, he achieved all-state status in the individual medley and breaststroke in swimming in the state of Florida.
He continued his love of fitness and health at the University of Florida where he focused on exercise physiology and exercise and sport sciences. This lead him to study the underlying framework of the body, the spine, at Life University in Marietta, GA where he obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic.
In the fall of 2010, Dr. Stiritz discovered CrossFit on a recommendation/challenge from a friend. From his previous years of weightlifting, he knew this was a different kind of workout and instantly grew fond of the style of workout that CrossFit offered. Needless to say he was humbled by his first three WODs which lit a fire to become better. After a few years, Dr. Stiritz (with a nudge from his mentor) decided to get Level 1 certified and become a CrossFit coach/trainer. He hopes to bring his past wealth of knowledge to Heretic CrossFit to help its members become better on their journey of fitness and developing a healthy lifestyle.
Favorite Movement: Deadlift
Favorite WOD: The Filthy Fifty
Favorite Cheat Meal: Chocolate Ice Cream