I love moving! It began in the ballet studio when I was seven. I began instructing in 2006 when a fellow instructor encouraged me to try teaching. I’ve never stopped. It helps me keep up with my five children! I have a special fondness for adaptive exercise and helping anyone achieve their goal, no matter what obstacle has been placed in his or her path, physical or otherwise. Having experienced a number of setbacks in my own training, including autoimmune disease, pregnancies, separated shoulders, broken legs…the list goes on, I can find a way. Let’s focus on what you can do and go do it.
Crossfit Level 1
CF Olympic Lifting
Post Rehabilitative Exercise.
I started Crossfitting after watching my wife, Margie, coming home from her Crossfit workouts covered in sweat and making me exhausted just by describing what she did there that morning. I decided I needed something different, something effective! So, 4 years later and two trips to the Worldwide Crossfit Games as a Master’s competitive athlete, I became a Cert 1 Level Trainer. I feel that training for the Games has given me an insight to help members achieve their personal fitness goals. I am very aware that proper technique in all activities is very important to get stronger and to prevent injuries. My job is to bring out the athlete in each and every one of us through hard work and proper nutrition.
Crossfit Level 1
I have always been fascinated with the human body. Taking Gross Anatomy in college sealed it for me. We are amazingly formed and put together.
I became a massage therapist, and for 13 years I helped people discover their bodies and find wellness. I found Crossfit--or should I say Crossfit found me?--in July of 2007. I had just completed my first marathon and was working on getting my personal training certificate. Even though I was in the gym for two hours every day, I still wasn't seeing the changes I wanted to see in my body. I wanted to look and feel powerful. Strength was important, and I wasn't seeing myself progress there. The hamster wheel was growing old.
I was invited to a Crossfit “boot camp” class and was instantly hooked. I devoured all the information I could find on it. It clicked. I had finally found something that made perfect sense. I was instantly addicted. My personal training course now seemed insubstantial, if not worthless. In November of the same year I decided I was going to open my own affiliate, and in January I flew out to Camp Pendleton to get certified. In April 2008, I opened Crossfit Nation in Easton, Maryland. There has been no looking back since.
I love Crossfit for what it is and what it offers, but I love it even more for the results it gives anyone who puts in the work. We have a powerful, strong, friendly and beautiful community of people with a common goal of fitness and well-being. I like to say we are all here for the same reason--to have stronger bodies. It's what I wanted and it's what I got. Now, I give it to others.
Crossfit Level Two Certified Trainer
Crossfit Coaches Prep course
Level 1 USAW certified coach
Crossfit gymnastics certified
Certified Massage Therapist
The fitness bug bit me in April of 2010, I started training at Crossfit Nation in August of 2010 and thought, if this doesn’t kill me I will definitely become stronger. From that point on I knew the sky was the limit and Crossfit was where I’m meant to be. Since my first day of Crossfit, I have had many accomplishments, total weight loss of 100+ lbs, improved health, strength, and self esteem.
Never in a million years would I have thought I could accomplish so many things by being a part of a fantastic community of athletes. Everyone at our box brings something special to our workouts, from laughing, praising, unique personalities, and an all around sense of family.
I received my Crossfit Level One Certified Trainer in March of 2013 and am able to enrich other athletes and myself. My experience in weight loss, essentially starting from the ground, involving exercise and finding myself, gives me an advantage and ability helping others. Lets get moving together!
Crossfit Level 1
I have always been an athlete. Growing up, I competed in gymnastics until the age of 14. I then ran cross country and track in high school as well as participating on the diving team. In college I continued to compete in springboard diving at Clarion University in Pennsylvania.
After graduating from college, I took a few years of “retirement” from athletics. I was miserable, but I just couldn’t make myself workout after all of those days of double practices in college. One day I was running on the Rails to Trails in Easton when I came upon Crossfit Nation. I joined in June of 2012 and haven’t looked back since.
I love the competitive nature of Crossfit for myself, but my favorite part is the community. I am so proud to watch other people at the box push themselves and try things that they never would have imagined themselves doing.
Crossfit Level 1
First off, let me start by saying that this little thing we call life is one unpredictable wild ride. You never know where you are going to end up. I can honestly say that I would have never thought I would or could have achieved so many goals. It just goes to show you, that you can do anything you put your mind to.
I was bitten by the CrossFit bug in November of 2011 and have not looked back. Within that year I have accomplished so many things. Just to name a few: I competed in my first CrossFit Affiliate Challenge, I lost a total of 79 lbs, and became a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, and have turned into the role model I knew I could be.
Our box (CrossFit Nation) is a special place. Our little community makes it worth going. We cheer and encourage everyone, no matter what fitness level. Yes it is hard, yes it is humbling at times; but it is WORTH IT. The beauty of CrossFit is that it is scalable regardless of experience. Anyone can do it. I have had my setbacks and with the encouragement of the members in the gym I was able to stay the course and achieve my goals. Persistence and dedication along with an awesome support group (all of the members at CrossFit Nation) is the key to success.
Now you may think I am full of it, but I am living proof that this program works. If you are willing to put in the work and make the time, I guarantee that you will achieve your fitness goals. Again, this will not happen overnight and it is not easy, but you can trust me that the results will be well worth it. Feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossfit Level 1
Growing up I've always lived an active lifestyle. As a kid I played baseball, soccer, indoor soccer and basketball. When I wasn't playing in organized sports my neighborhood friends and I would be playing sports in someone's back yard, riding our bikes all over the back roads, hiking through the woods following the neighborhood stream just to see where it went etc. We were always finding something to get in to.
When I got to high school I played football and baseball and began to find my way to the gym. I began doing the usual "meathead" routine, lift heavy weights and put them down and use a lot of machines. While I enjoyed being active and going to the gym I always felt I should be doing more with my fitness.
I found Crossfit in the summer of 2011 through a friend. I began looking up videos and workouts about and started to incorporate them in my weekly routine at a regular gym. The more I began doing these workouts on my own and seeing an overall fitness improvement in myself I wanted to learn and get better at gymnastics movements and olympic weightlifting. I joined Crossfit Nation in March of 2013 and it has been a great experience to say the least. I am fitter and stronger than I've ever been and the community of people at the box that help and push each other through a tough workout is unlike anything I've ever experienced at a regular gym.
Crossfit Level 1
My name is Christopher Murphy, and I am a Crossfit addict. Yes, this sounds like the result of an intervention or the start of group therapy, but it is one vice which I am happy to admit. Crossfit snared me in January 2013 from the globo-gym world and while I cannot remember my first WOD (“Workout Of the Day”), I do remember watching my first WOD demo from the Crossfit.com main site: 75 hand stand push ups for time. Uh, yea, I didn’t do that one. However, I stuck with watching the program from afar before deciding to implement main site Crossfit.com WODs into my workouts.
I was the guy who went to the gym regularly doing the same routine over and over again and seemingly getting no where. Sure, I saw some changes in my physique, but since I really didn’t know what I was doing, progress seemed slow and I usually saw strength gains plateau rather quickly. When my wife, Katie, suggested I look into Crossfit, it changed everything. I was hooked not only because of how great the workouts were, but also because of Crossfit’s definition of fitness and how it could be quantified, measured, and benchmarked over time. My entire perspective on fitness changed. Being able to quantify my fitness and track my growth was a huge motivating factor for me. I also discovered that my fitness goals in the long term translate into better overall health and well being, hopefully for the rest of my life.
Along my fitness journey, I discovered that access to a good coach is absolutely invaluable. In December 2013, my wife signed me up for the level 1 Crossfit certification class as a Christmas present. As a result, I earned the credential Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of the coaching staff at Crossfit Nation. I hope to make a positive impact on other people’s fitness by imparting my knowledge and experiences through Crossfit training.
I am also a loving husband, father of two wonderful children, and a CPA working for an HVAC manufacturing company in Easton, MD.
Crossfit Level 1
Sweat. Pain. Satisfaction.
These were the very things I felt after my first workout with Crossfit Nation. Squats, man-makers, rope climbs, and kettlebell swings. It was a first impression unlike any of which I had before.
My rowing team chose Crossfit as a supplementary workout to do twice a week. I showed up with enthusiasm and energy and left sore, and questioning the real state of my fitness. I considered myself in pretty decent shape—I ran, I rowed, and I could do my fair share of pull-ups and sit-ups, but this thing they called Crossfit made me feel exhausted.
But after a few weeks, I noticed that I could accomplish more—faster! I actually looked forward to testing myself physically every day, and by the end of my rowing season, I had become stronger in nearly every element of fitness. Not only did I kill seconds off my mile time, I noticed myself becoming better at my sports in high school, along with countless other activities. But after the season ended, so did the Crossfit classes.
I missed it. I wanted more.
Needless to say, I had to come back. After about a year or so, I left for Army basic training, and found myself fully physically prepared for what the Army had to throw at me—all to the credit of Crossfit nation. That’s when I realized the full potential and reasoning behind Crossfit. It really does prepare you to do anything that stands in your way—be it picking a heavy box off the floor, climbing a mountain, or fighting a bear.
Crossfit will make you the person YOU want to be, as well as prepare you to live your life with confidence and prowess. The coaches motivate you, correct you, and set the example. It was after all of this that I decided that I, too, wanted to help people succeed. My goal is to help you accomplish whatever you want to accomplish—be it doing a pull-up, running a marathon, training a weakness, or just getting yourself into a healthier lifestyle.
It is my goal to consistently inform myself of all the movements of Crossfit so that you can train as safely and effectively as possible, while still accomplishing your goals. Listening to your body is key, and learning the movements from the ground up is imperative. I am here to go on this journey along with you, so you can not only be motivated, but stay safe.