Jeff Wernes - Coach
Coach Jeff found himself not being challenged or seeing results from his regular workout routine and needing something more. Enter CrossFit. Like so many of us, Coach Jeff, found his way to CrossFit through friends - one time was all it took and he fell hard, for CrossFit that is! Leading our Roots Program has been a great honor for Coach Jeff and he truly enjoys seeing our new athletes fall in love with CrossFit just like he did.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CPR/AED Certified
"After years of the same old workouts and globo-gym environment, I decided I needed more of a challenge. I needed something fresh and new that would push me out of my comfort zone. Friends of mine had done CrossFit for a few years, and kept asking me to come to class with them – I wasn’t sure if it was the right fit for me, I didn’t think I was good enough mentally or physically to participate in something like CrossFit. I finally gave in and signed up for a free Trial class – it was terrible! I thought at one point I wasn’t going to be able to finish the workout, and then Coach Jason stepped in – he told me I wasn’t going to quit and that I could finish, whether or not I believed it. So guess what – I finished!
I immediately signed up for classes and realized this was what I had been missing – this was what I needed, I was instantly hooked. Ever since then, I’ve taken class 5-6 times a week - I’ve also lost 30 pounds and have gained new-found strength and confidence in myself. About a year ago, Coach Jason approached me about joining the Leadership Program to become a coach at CFTH. I learned so much working with Coach Jason and the other coaches – it was an incredible experience and gave me the tools I needed to successfully pass my Level 1 cert. Since getting my Level 1, I’ve taken over teaching our Roots Foundation class, which has been a true pleasure. I really enjoy meeting new people and leading Roots has given me an opportunity to see the same passion and love I have for CrossFit ignited in our new athletes. I’m nowhere near done on my CrossFit journey though – I plan on attending other CrossFit certificate courses in the next few months, to expand my knowledge and expertise in CrossFit."