PRESTON AUSTIN

HEAD OF PROGRAMING, MORNING HEAD COACH

Preston’s background in fitness goes way back to being a 3sport athlete from 5 years old throughout high school. After high school sports, he was lucky enough to be a scholarship athlete playing football at Tusculum College. After 2 seasons there, he returned to North Carolina and finished at UNCC with a degree in Communications. Through his years of high school and collegiate athletics, he had several very competent strength coaches that really made an impression on him and instilled work ethic. These coaches also educated him and gave him the foundations to being a coach today. After my athletic career was up in college, he was fortunate enough to continue training with current and prospective student-athletes, sharing my knowledge and maintaining my fitness. In 2006, his friend who was then deployed in Afghanistan with the Army, called him one day and asked him if he’d heard of Crossfit. The next week he began working crossfit into to his schedule and never looked back. In 2009, he became certified, and has been coaching ever since. Over these past 8 years, he has been around some great individuals, learning more and more, which has allowed me to educate many awesome people in the Lake Norman community.


ABOUT PRESTON:

Preston is a husband and father of three kids, who loves coaching his son’s sports teams, craft beer, outdoor sports such as, hiking, fishing, kyaking, and camping. Preston also has a fine appreciation for all types of music, including artists such as, Elton John, Brittany Spears, Project Pat, and Daft Punk


CERTIFICATIONS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

CrossFit Level 2 Certified
USAW Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
Training Think Tank – Coaches Seminar
Movement Fix – Mobility

2010 NC/SC Sectionals 2nd Place
2010 South East Regional (DNC / Work Related)
2011 11th Place Open (Mid-Atlantic)
2011 Mid-Atlantic Regionals (DNC / Injury)
2012 49th Place Open (Mid-Atlantic)
2012 Mid-Atlantic Regionals (DNC / Injury)
2013 41st Place Open (Mid-Atlantic)
2013 30th place Mid-Atlantic Regionals
2013 Revici River Ruckus – 1st Place Team Rx
2014 Carolina Fitness Challenge 5th Place
2014 34th Place Open (Mid-Atlantic)
2014 21st Place Mid-Atlantic Regionals

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