Corey has always been active, growing up playing football and wrestling, and later in the six years he spent in the U.S. Army. While in the army, he had an accident that ruined his knee. According to doctors, it took away any chance of lifting heavy weights or competing.
Fast forward to 2012, when Corey moved back to Minnesota. His wife Theresa found out about a CrossFit Box opening in Alexandria. The rest, Corey says, is history.
“CrossFit taught me how to lift heavy and move properly, even with a bad knee,” Corey said. “This is something that has become a very deep passion for me. Our box is the closest thing I have found to the camaraderie of a military unit, something I had sought out for years.”
In 2013, Corey got his Level 1 Certificate and in April 2014, he received his CrossFit Kids Certificate. Then, in 2015, he became an owner at CrossFit Repo.
“The reason I do what I do is because of the community we have helped create,” he said. “We get to see changes in people daily that they don’t even see. It’s a beautiful thing.”