Growing up in a small upstate NY town, Jess spent a lot of time looking for adventure outdoors. The traditional gym memberships never lasted, but any opportunity to take a long bike ride or go for a trail run would not be missed. His first job at age 15 was to hop on his bike and deliver newspapers everyday at 5 AM – his PR was 75 newspapers in 32 minutes.
While studying Music Industry in University, he took advantage of Strength Conditioning and Hiking/Backpacking classes offered in school. After graduating, Jess ran nearly a dozen Spartan races earning a Trifecta in 2015. Jess’ first CrossFit experience was a free intro class at CFSBK in 2014 and he was instantly hooked; it was the adult playground atmosphere he had always been looking for. Through CrossFit, Jess was able to achieve phenomenal results in gym AND learn how he achieved them. He also made some lifelong friends along the way!
It was this experience with CrossFit that was the catalyst for pursuing the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification. Eventually Jess was accepted into the CrossFit NYC Coaching Mentorship Program which has taken he coaching and career to another level. Now as a full-time coach and personal trainer at CFNYC, Jess brings the adult playground mentality to his coaching style at the UWS location. Drop Jess a line (email below) if you’re interested in Personal Training or stop by one of his classes and say hello.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit NYC Coaching Mentorship Program (2018)
- Kettlebell Concepts Level 1 Instructor
- First Aid/CPR/AED Certified