I love competition and CrossFit, and have been training and competing for over 5 years now, but something was still missing in my training that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.  I guess being a CrossFit coach and co-owner, I just assumed that I could coach myself and be fine with it all, but I was constantly seeking that missing puzzle to my training to take me to the next level.  And then, Coach Jay came along!  There is something to be said about having someone else coach you.  And, with Jay’s level of experience and superior coaching skills, he’s made so many small tweaks in my technique and training, that they’ve all added up to huge gains in my performance.  I’ve hit bigger PR’s, have more “gas in the tank,” and I am so much more confident and solid in my movements.  

Kara lifting

I still remember the day I had my introduction to CrossFit with Coach Jay about a year and a half ago. I was impressed by what I saw and heard and was very much looking forward to my first training sessions. I did not get disappointed! Jay’s clear instructions, profound knowledge of movement, the right mix of fun and authority, his simple cues, the excellent programming, and the great atmosphere during sessions, as well as before and after, made training more interesting and more efficient than I could ever expect and the progress I made in all domains was more than I could have hoped for.

reto with a kettlebell

“I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong… to measure yourself at least once.”

― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

You are given the opportunity, support, and training to measure yourself over and over. You will fail, you will improve, you will retry, and ultimately succeed, which will only make you feel stronger in yourself. It is about using the community and support around you to breakdown your preconceived limits and weaknesses.

chris on water

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