Do I know you?
I’ve called Beacon Falls home for the last 15 years. While I was born and raised in northern Connecticut, I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the country and have dropped into 50+ affiliates. That opportunity has reminded me of just how amazing our country is and how strong the CrossFit community is nationwide. I am proud to be the father of two amazing kids – Jordan and Julia.
Prior to 2009, the most I ran, was around the bases while playing softball. It was on a cold February morning, that I decided he had “enough” of the mainly sedentary life being led. It was time to step up and start giving back to my family and to take control of my health. So “naturally”, I signed up for a marathon – to take place in October of that same year. My “why” is my Mom and her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. After hobbling my way through the finish line that year, I was launched into an endurance career that is centered around the annual “Marathon 4 Mom” campaign.
My journey into the CrossFit community began 6 years ago. After hearing so much about it and driving by an affiliate every day, I decided it was time to see what functional fitness was all about. When asked how I would describe it, the same words are repeatedly used: humbling, transformation and accepting of all. It’s been an experience that transformed a novice endurance runner with anxiety and depression, into a consistently strong endurance athlete with improved confidence and amazing community of friends for support. When an opportunity came up to coach, I seized it and never looked back. To be able to provide others with the same level of authenticity and passion, coaching came natural to him. I continue to have the highest level of passion for helping others discovery the best version of themselves!
Jay’s Training & Accomplishments
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Judges Course
8-Time Marathon Finisher
Lake Placid 70.3 Ironman
I once taught a large group CrossFit class at a maximum security prison… in front of several hundred “residents”!