JUSTIN SERVINO

Head Coach

JUSTIN SERVINO

Head Coach

Biography

IT’S BEEN RUMORED HE LIVES AT ESCF. IT’S ALSO BEEN RUMORED HE HASN’T EATEN SOLID FOOD SINCE 2009. NEITHER CAN BE CONFIRMED NOR DENIED, BUT THE CHANCES OF SEEING HIM TRAIN OR SLUG BACK PROTEIN (SANS WATER) WHEN NOT COACHING IS ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE 97TH PERCENTILE. AND IF YOU SAID HE’S ADDICTED TO CROSSFIT, YOU’D DEFINITELY BE RIGHT.

“MY JOURNEY BEGAN SOMEWHAT ATYPICALLY IN A SMALL APARTMENT COMPLEX GYM, ALONE. AFTER SPENDING AN UNDISCLOSED TIME [POST-WORKOUT] LYING LIFELESS ON THE GROUND AND WONDERING WHAT I JUST DID, I NEEDED MORE. THIS WAS NOT ONLY THE MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING METHODOLOGY I ENCOUNTERED, BUT THE MOST ALLURING. IT WAS WILDLY CHALLENGING, CONSTANTLY VARIED, ALL-ENCOMPASSING, AND RESURRECTED THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT I HAD SO DESPERATELY MISSED POST-ATHLETICS. I SPENT THE NEXT TWO YEARS OBSESSIVELY EDUCATING MYSELF WHILE BEING “THAT GUY,” DOING CLEAN AND JERKS NEXT TO AN ELLIPTICAL MACHINE IN A LOCAL GLOBO-GYM. I WAS VERY POPULAR…

DURING THAT TIME, I ALSO FOUND A PASSION FOR SHARING THIS KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS AND DECIDED TO PURSUE IT AS MORE THAN JUST A HOBBY. BASED ON SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS, I CONTACTED ESCF AND CAN HONESTLY SAY EVERY POSITIVE THING I HAD HEARD WAS VALIDATED WITHIN MY FIRST DAY. THE MOMENT I WALKED THROUGH THE DOORS, I FELT AS THOUGH I HAD BEEN THERE FOR MONTHS.

WHILE EACH INDIVIDUAL’S REASONS FOR BEING HERE MAY VARY, THEY ALL SHARE THE COMMONALITIES OF BEING SUPPORTIVE, WELCOMING, AND WANTING TO BETTER THEMSELVES. IT STARTS AT THE TOP, WITH OWNER/COACH DAN STEARNS, WHO HAS AN UNRIVALED ABILITY AND DESIRE TO MOTIVATE AND HELP ALL OF HIS MEMBERS. HE’S AS GENUINE A PERSON AS YOU COME ACROSS AND TRULY CARES ABOUT HIS PEOPLE (YES, HE PAYS MY SALARY, BUT IT ALSO HAPPENS TO BE TRUE).

STARTING CROSSFIT AND JOINING ESCF ARE TWO OF THE BEST DECISIONS I’VE EVER MADE. I CAN THINK OF NO BETTER PLACE TO WORK AND SPEND THE MAJORITY OF MY TIME. IT IS A PRIVILEGE AND A PLEASURE TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY. IF YOU FEEL LIKE CHALLENGING YOURSELF, IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS, OR JUST WANT TO MEET SOME GREAT PEOPLE, STOP ON IN!”