Leighton King

Owner/Coach

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Precision Nutrition Pn-1
CrossFit Judges Course
CrossFit Runners Course
CrossFit Scaling Course
CrossFit Programming Course
ACE Peer Fitness Trainer
MA Firefighter/EMT
CPR/ AED certified

About Coach

I've always been involved in sports growing up. Whether it was Lacrosse, wrestling, football or soccer... I was always in to some physical activities throughout my childhood. Later I joined the Marines to serve my country, deployed to Iraq. There I conducted patrols and in the off time worked out whenever possible. Exercise has always been my mental escape. Finding CrossFit gave me that escape and the motivation to keep going. I became a coach because its a small way I can keep serving. I might not be driving a humvee and going on patrol anymore but I know i can make a difference one person at a time. Giving people freedom of movement and strength is extremely rewarding to me and I hope to keep serving for as long as I am physically able. Now as a coach Im able to keep that passion and pass it on.<br /> Im also a full time firefighter/EMT and in charge of my departments fitness program. I get to help my department be ready for anything a fire ground might throw at them.

Turning Point

Growing up I was always involved sports and physical activities. After highschool I went into the Marine Corps. Physical fitness has always been a huge part of my life. I found CrossFit in 2006 in San Diego, one of my Staff Sergeants in the Marines was already into it and had us try out the methodology for PT. I didn't stick with it as I wish I had now... but as time went by I grew bored of the globo gym setting and not really having any idea what i was doing in the gym and found myself in a CrossFit box years after I got off of active duty. Now as a fulltime Firefighter/ EMT I realize how important it is to keep in top physical shape.

Motivation & Passion

My passion and motivation for coaching comes from wanting to help people become better versions of themselves. Nothing makes me happier than seeing people achieve for themselves what they didn't think possible.

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