Coach Ron is a Level 2 CrossFit trainer with several additional courses under his belt including CrossFit Weightlifting Course, CrossFit Masters, CrossFit Gymnastics course, CrossFit Scaling course, CrossFit Lesson Planning course, Spot the Flaw course, CrossFit Judging Course 2015 through 2019, and Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification. When attending Ron’s classes, it becomes immediately apparent how much he loves the sport. Ron specializes in teaching the correct form for each of the CrossFit movements so everyone who participates can successfully progress at their own pace.
Ron has been part of the CrossFit community since 2014. He started after having trained in Olympic weightlifting for years. After attending an open house at his local CrossFit box, he decided to give it a try and fell in love with the sport. In fact, he has professed that he actually doesn’t mind burpees, but he may or may not die a little inside when he sees wallballs or running on the whiteboard.
He lives on Long Beach Island with his wife Stephanie and their two super cool dachshunds. When he isn’t coaching, Coach Ron periodically competes in different CrossFit challenges including the most recent Triad Challenge in Manasquan. He is always preparing for the next feat. Amongst several personal victories, Coach Ron shares his most significant:
“I have had my share of personal victories (and setbacks) since I started CrossFit but the most significant to me was returning from a serious injury. I had surgery in late 2015 to repair my right shoulder, and given my age and the amount of damage I was not given good odds for returning to my former level of activity. The following year of recovery and rehab meant essentially starting from scratch in just about every part of my fitness. At times it seemed insurmountable and just about hopeless. But I stuck with it and in early 2017 came back to place in the top 200 in the world in my age division during the CrossFit Open, and top 100 in the CrossFit Games Qualifier that followed.”
That experience and seeing the accomplishments of others who face much greater obstacles taught him a lot about what people can accomplish if they put their minds to it.