Back in 2012, after months of reading and learning about this “new training program” I visited a friend in San Francisco who took me to my very first CrossFit workout. I thought it was in shape until that day! After my second workout (Randy) I decided this was the only way to get fit. As a perfectionist, I could not stand knowing that I was not very good at it, so I started training. My training has been diminished as a result of several injuries (not CrossFit related), but I’m back in the mend and looking forward to training and coaching again!
Yuri Feito, PhD, MPH is an associate professor of exercise science at Kennesaw State University. He has been involved in the fitness and medical industry for over 20 years working with a variety athletes and clinical populations. He obtained a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has master’s degrees in Movement Science and Public Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is certified as a clinical exercise physiologist and Level 2 CrossFit Coach. As a coach, he seeks to empower athletes to accomplish their goals while improving their fitness capacity and limiting injuries. As a researcher, he examines the psychobiological mediators that enhance participation in CrossFit training, and is determined to document the effectiveness of CrossFit training as a modality to reduce cardiometabolic disease risk factors and prevent injuries among individuals of diverse backgrounds. You can read some of Yuri’s work here: http://www.bit.ly/Scholar_DrFeito