All of our coaches are CrossFit certified, which means they’ve been trained in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace.
I guess you could say my CrossFit story is pretty typical. I played sports in high school and college. I was athletic in the sense that I played sports, but soon after getting my first “real job” I quickly found myself overweight and heading towards obesity due to my newly sedentary life. I tried all the typical avenues for weight loss —running, dieting etc..
Coach Joe is native to the Fredericksburg area and played baseball and football as well as wrestled at King George High School. Although very competitive in sports, it was his training that sparked his love of weightlifting and bodybuilding. A few years after high school and a few years of feeling stagnant with his repetitive bodybuilding programs, he saw the CrossFit Games on ESPN and never looked back.
I grew up playing sports and being active. After high school, I started running. I ran almost every day and the heaviest weights I lifted were 5-pound dumbbells. I initially started CrossFit after reading an article saying it could improve your running by improving muscle endurance. So I started at 3 times a week and after the first class was so sore I couldn’t come back for a full week.
In my younger years, I was a high school athlete playing football. Dabbled in basketball as an extracurricular activity and joined the Army in 2006. I have been CrossFitting since 2009 and fell in love with the process of constantly getting healthier and stronger as I age. In 2016 I became a Master Fitness Trainer in the United States Army and discovered my love of teaching and coaching.