BRIAN NIVEN

“You may be whatever you resolve to be.” – General Stonewall Jackso”

Underground Performance LLC Co-owner/Head Coach CrossFit Barrington

CrossFit Certifications:
CrossFit Coaches Prep
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Football
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Strongman
CrossFit Goal Setting
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Starting Strength Seminar Attendee
CrossFit Gymnastics
CPR/AED Certified

CrossFit Strongman Seminar Staff Instructor

About Me:

My diatribe; What is health? I’d be shocked if the average American goes one day without hearing something that refers to health on TV or the radio. These are usually focused on medicine or some form of fad weight loss scheme. You rarely hear what health really is. Dictionary Definitions;

“The general condition of the body and mind or a healthy state of well-being free from disease.”

We live in a country where the top two diseases for children are obesity and diabetes. I am a believer that with our busy schedules and focus on work, humans have an extremely difficult time balancing health and realizing that health involves the body and mind. Neglect in one aspect is bound to destroy the other aspect of one’s life thus leading to an unhealthy life. For myself, I find when I am active all the pieces of my life fall into place. The moment I neglect my workouts, food or sleep, my physical as well as mental well-being decrease and with that so does the health of my family.

Past Sports/Events:

US Army Infantry Officer-Scout/Sniper Platoon leader – 10th Mountain Division 2004-2007Deployments to OEF and OIF

Former Division 1 Lacrosse player at the Virginia Military Institute- Team Captain, Pre-Season All-American 2002, MVP, NCAA Division Groundball Leader 2002

Barrington High School Boys Lacrosse Coach 2007-2010

Men’s Health Urbanathalon 2009

Tough Mudder 2012

Various local races-Participant and Volunteer

Inspirations:

My family, service men and women and friends who gave the ultimate sacrifice inspire me on a daily basis.

Favorite Quote:

“You may be whatever you resolve to be.” – General Stonewall Jackson

Goals:

Long-term- Improve the fitness level in the Barrington Community across all age groups

Short-term- Introduce 5 Barrington residents to CFB every month