Open Gym tomorrow 9 am-11 am!
Strength & Conditioning Day 5:
|snatch x 2|
|rdl x 6|
|evil wheel x 10|
|run 400m x 3|
Hey BlackBox! For those of you who I have not had the opportunity to introduce myself to yet and for those of you who I have had the privilege to meet, I’m Jeff! My girlfriend and I made the move to Texas from Connecticut after we graduated college about 1 month ago. So far, we enjoy Texas much more than Connecticut.
I went to school at Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island where I studied Advertising and Marketing Communications. During that time I began doing crossfit at Crossfit Providence and instantly fell in love. As time passed and I became a trainer at that gym, I soon learned how much technique is lost during that intense workout environment and began to think differently about fitness. Instead of pushing the intensity in workouts, I started to push consistency of mechanics which helped people to see that consistent mechanics will lead to results as well as less injury.
My heart drew me to training, even though I majored in Advertising and Marketing, because of how much I enjoyed seeing people’s lives change and helping them overcome anything to do something they may have never thought they would do. Whether that is go from running a 10 minute mile to an 8 minute mile, getting their first pull-up, or hitting a PR on a lift; I love seeing and hearing that excitement come out of them.
Something interesting about me is that I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 16. Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic illness that is affected by the foods that you eat and the stress levels of your daily life. After losing 40 lbs in a month, I started to focus on a cleaner diet and limiting stress as well as getting the treatments I needed to get better. Getting to where I am now wasn’t an easy path, but I believe that it is what has helped me become who I am today. As Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture said, “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.”
I am really excited to be apart of the BlackBox community and getting to know everyone here as well as being able to help you achieve anything you set your mind to!
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