JASON SHAND

Coach
JASON SHAND

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Scaling

Bio

Favorite WOD :: “Lumberjack 20” – Heavy lifting and running, it’s a match made in heaven!
Least Favorite WOD :: “Kalsu” 100 Heavy Thrusters and Burpees.  It’s one of the only WODs where I can actually remember the pain.
Advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit :: There is more to gain in life in training your weaknesses than continuously working on your strengths.  Leave your ego at the door and just embrace the journey!

My fitness journey has been an interesting one.  I’m an athlete from a family of athletes.  In high school, I played football, baseball, and ran track.  My father played pro hockey, my little brother plays college hockey and my little sister is an All American volleyball player.  

During and after college, I tried to stay active and played rec league sports.  I always focused on keeping myself in shape.  Then on October 3, 2009, my older brother got in a car accident and died.  

I went back to Texas and helped my parents deal with everything.  Within a year, I had gone from 195 pounds to 285 pounds.  I moved back to Maryland and one morning I woke up and thought about how pissed off my brother would be if he saw me.  In steps CrossFit and I haven’t looked back.

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