A while back a person from CrossFit media asked us to tell one story about Jefferson City CrossFit.
Well, we could tell you there was this guy named Sam, father of three and hardworking husband that found CrossFit a little over two years ago and fell in love with it. So much that he talked his loving wife into joining the box he was at. I can tell you he was the first male member to that box, and times he knew it was best to just keep his mouth shut. We could tell you about Natalie his wife, an amazing soul that would literally do anything for a stranger. And quickly learned how to overhead squat her body weight beautiful. Both became Level 1 certified, Sam CrossFit Football Certified, and later Natalie, CrossFit kids certified. Now both USAW certified.
Then I could tell you about this woman, named Maria, mother of two and wife that found CrossFit a little over two years ago and started dabbling in it here and there at the local YMCA from a friend talking about it. She finally talked Jake Holee, her Fireman husband that it was something she ‘had’ to do because well, she became addicted. I could tell you that she was so absorbed she decided to get certified and train at a box. And finally talked her husband into joining that box with her and share the love. I could tell you Maria got Level 1 certified and not long after got her CF Gymnastics I. Then Jake went on to get his Level 1 CrossFit Certification and CrossFit Kids Cert. They are now both signed up for a 3 day “Date” to attend Outlaw CrossFit training in November.
Then I could tell you that one day, Maria met her twin, Natalie. Both 5 foot nothing, had inner gymnast abilities, and just as competitive and wanting to sponge up knowledge like no other. Sam met Jake and decided that they thought back squatting and deadlifting together was the best thing two 30 y/o + working husbands and fathers could do together to work on their manliness. Two married couples, found each other through CrossFit from different backgrounds all traveling their CF journey together.
Both couples had a dream. Neither thought they could make it happen. But their paths crossed for a reason, and what once felt impossible, they joined forces to open up their own CrossFit affiliate, Jefferson City CrossFit.
That could be the story. We could tell you our favorite Benchmarks. We could tell you our favorite movements, our goals. We could tell you, we compete with each other at every WOD we get to do.
Our motto is “Deeds not Words” originated by Sam Casey, because we at JCCF -we believe that this motto is key to success. In a world where so much time and effort is spent on talk, we are committed to showing you what you are capable of beyond your own expectations.
But there really isn’t just one story. We are a new affiliate approaching a one year anniversary in about a month. Our membership grew from four trainers doing what they love to a growing monthly membership. A growing community with 3 more trainers with possibility of more, and OnRamp classes filling up each month.
So, there isn’t just one story. There are several stories of the people that make up our family. They all come from their own background, hardships, paths of life. They walk in our doors with their own story to tell. They all come in with their emotional burdens, possibly physical impairments, or a crappy day at the office. Mom had a bad day with the kids. Grandma that lost her deadlift abilities….
So, we will tell you snips of their stories.
We have Jessi, who has recovered from a torn meniscus and as of late a back injury, but had been powering through since the beginning and keeps showing up to PR.
We have Shirley, who wants to get in every day she can to get better than yesterday. She has plantar fasciitis and still works through the workouts like there is no tomorrow. Even with a hurt shoulder, she will come to show up and we will scale a WOD for her, just to get in that day.
We have Michelle, who fiance’s recently returned from serving in our military, heard about CrossFit from him and now her goal before 44y/young is one assisted pullup. And now she has done three!
We have Travis and Kaitlyn, husband and wife. Travis our trainer who has been with us since our crossover to our own affiliate. He showed up at the YMCA with four of us there to get our WOD on and backsquat and do Handstand pushups. He enjoyed the looks we got just as much as the Casey’s and I did.
We have Jill Bruss, who is in the middle of her life long journey, has lost over 100lbs from the beginning and the only way is up! She has also been with JCCF nation since the beginning.
We have Wonder Marion: She got her nickname for a reason. Wife, nurse, working mother of three, our trainer, and probably has the back squat and Deadlift records in the gym for a lady. Mark our words those personal records are going to be blown away soon enough.
We have Bobbi, strong, hardworking mother of 5. If you need motivation in a WOD, you watch her face, she has the determination of an army of soldiers.
Nikki, she has also been with us since the beginning, and she has become pretty awesome at ringing a PR Bell. She also has an all-star football son.
Louis, SSrgt in the Marines, and faithfully brings his Marine Cor