Jason Barnes (CoachJMB), originally from Salina, Kansas. Jason is a manufacturers sales rep for Hillyard Inc,
and the owner/operator of American Gym Floor, The Tumble Express & CFC CrossFit. Holly, Alexus, and Jordan are his family.
||CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, CrossFit Level-2, Strength Coach Level-2, USAG & USAG safety Cert,
FMS levels 1 & 2. "Student & Ambassador of Functional Training", CrossFit Movement and Mobility, 417 Magazine
Wellness Warrior recipient
|Least Favorite Thing
|Least Favorite Exercise
||CrossFit team competitions & to be "Fit @ 50"
|How long with Crossfit?
||Have been studying CrossFits methodology & programming since 2009.
Officially introduced to CrossFit in December of 2012.
Q & A with Jason
What does CrossFit mean to me?
CrossFit is definitely a game changer in the
fitness industry. Where else can you receive this level of athletic
performance training, programming, community & accountability at a reasonable
cost? Whether you're in elementary school or at retirement age CrossFit has a
safe & scalable level of training for everyone.
Has Crossfit changed your life?
entirely changed not only mine but my whole families life as
well as our health & wellness goals. We have a new direction & purpose of
which we give our athletes, our awesome-caring coaches, fellow CrossFit
affiliates and our CrossFit community a huge - Thank You.
How has your fitness level changed?
I spent @ 16-years of my life & a countless number of
hours at the gym performing single joint isolation movements and waisted
time on "machines" with no clear plan or direction. CrossFit has enabled me
to spend less time "training" and more time "practicing" new fitness
elements. I am doing things at the age of 41 that I had never tried or even
dreamed of doing while having fun doing it!
What change do you see in others?
The biggest change I see in others is outlook on life,
happiness, sense of community/comrade & most of all Confidence in themselves
in whatever they do/want to do in life.
How has Crossfit changed your body?
through functional training, sound
supplementation & a solid nutritional game plan I have lost 5 pant sizes,
unwanted visceral fat and @ over the age of 40 the "fittest" shape of my
What about the mental aspects?
one of the most underestimated aspects of CrossFit is the mental
side (game.) I truly believe anyone "can" do CrossFit. But not everyone is
willing to take "can't" out of their vocabulary. CrossFits biggest challenge
is on the mental side. Some Wods ( workout of the day) push you beyond what
you think your body can physically do. But that sense of accomplishment once
you've finished those types of Wods can be life changing. I've had several
athletes tell me that if they can get through "this Wod" I can do anything.
Why CrossFit over other training types?
CrossFits prescription is
constantly varied, high- intensity, functional movements. Over the last 20
years I have tried or been exposed to all the greatest fads - "the next best
thing" -"the best system" and so on. But by combining a constantly varied,
high intensity fitness program using safe functional movements is a formula
that equals success. I've seen so many athletes go from mediocre to the top
levels of their chosen sport due to CrossFits broad and inconclusive
If and when you are willing to make a decision to change your life and lead
to a more healthy-fit lifestyle CrossFit is the answer. Are you willing to
give 100% effort in our Wods, commit to our full access programming, join
our community of like-minded people and follow a solid nutrition plan? If
you are, I not only highly recommend CrossFit for all of your fitness goals
- I Guarantee It!