I grew up playing sports and had been into the Globo-gym scene since high school. I had become really bored with the same old gym routine and didn’t enjoy working out the way I once had. I first discovered CrossFit while working out in Adams garage in the summer of 2008. I quickly discovered that this was unlike anything I had ever done before and over the next few months I became hooked. I decided to get my Crossfit Level 1 certification in November of 2008 and the rest is history. I have gained more fitness and nutrition knowledge as well as experienced more personal gains from CrossFit in less than one year than all my years combined in the gym. CrossFit has shown me what fitness is really about.
The camaraderie at RARE and in the CrossFit community is second to none. It is very rewarding to train in a place with such a great atmosphere and an awesome group of people. As an athlete and trainer I am always trying to better myself. I take everyday as a new learning experience and feel there is always room to improve. Training athletes has become another passion of mine. There is no better feeling than helping someone to recognize their hidden potential. My goals for the future are to continually strive to be the best athlete and trainer that I can be as well as achieve CrossFit Level 2 status some day.
– CrossFit Level 1 Tested & Certified
– CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
– Wilkes Weightlifting 2010
Additionally, Jim has his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington.