THE DISTRICT H CROSSFIT TEAM
Jose is is an accomplished and passionate athlete and coach. He has always had an appreciation for fitness and teaching; he takes tremendous pride in being a part of his athletes’ journeys to reaching their maximum potential. Jose continues to dedicate himself to learning so that he can pass on the knowledge to the District H community and help them become their best selves.
“I get a sense of accomplishment and get inspired by seeing people reach their goals. It is impossible to learn everything in one day, so what drives me to keep teaching is being able to do this little by little, knowing that my client has learned something every day.”
Joe started CrossFit in 2005 and spent 5 years using the methodology and studying up on the fitness program before he felt he was able to coach others. Before CrossFit, he was a collegiate and national level weightlifter, and CrossFit has become a part of of evolving fitness journey. As a coach, he specializes in weightlifting and goal-setting. He enjoys helping others achieve goals and feats they never would have believed possible of themselves. Joe is honored to be a part of their journeys.
Tommy is a former collegiate baseball player who has experienced the positive impact of CrossFit first hand. He’s passionate about every individual at District H CrossFit, the community as a whole, and helping others grow and develop. Tommy has a degree in Philosophy and his favorite cheat meal is chips with salsa and queso.
I love “…seeing the improvements in my own life through CrossFit and how the dedication of a coach can change someone’s life and put them on a completely different trajectory.”
Karen started her CrossFit journey with District H CrossFit in 2012. Before CrossFit, she played softball, basketball, and soccer, and was a gymnast until she realized these sports didn’t suit her quite right. She is a full believer that you don’t need to have an athletic background for CrossFit.
“I’m passionate about showing women how strong they can be, and how personally satisfying it can be for a woman to move heavy weight on a barbell.”
Dustin is a physical therapist, educator, coach, and self-proclaimed nit-picker by trade. He has been CrossFitting since 2006 and has competed as a martial artist and Olympic weightlifter. He’s a third degree black belt in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt, 7th place competitor at the 2013 USA Weightlifting American Open and 9th place at 2014 USA Weightlifting Senior Nationals at 62kg.
Dustin loves most about coaching at District H that “…everyone listens with an open mind and is willing to better themselves.”
Owner / Coach
Hernan is a prime example of success when it comes to finding fitness with CrossFit. Like many, he didn’t have any athletic or CrossFit experience when he started his journey in 2008. Seeing the personal changes and evolution of the sport motivated him to become a coach and be a part of the growing movement in the sport of fitness. He’s most passionate about the community, loves seeing the impact of making small changes whether in lifestyle or movement technique really makes a big difference for so many.
“I believe the quality of coaching is far more important that the quantity of clients. Every client should get the coaching they need and deserve every time they come to the box.”
Joseph started Crossfit 5 years ago. He decided after a couple of years of being in the crossfit community he wanted to become a bigger part of Crossfit by becoming a coach because he enjoyed the connections and friends he made during the times. He loves the opportunity to help athletes set a goal and then coach them along the way to not only reach that goal but surpass it. I love the moment of excitement with the member(s) when everything clicks after weeks or even months of coaching.
Elizabeth started crossfit after moving to Milwaukee, WI. A college teammate pushed her to try CrossFit, and she immediately loved the workouts and the community the gyms created. After coming to District H Crossfit and seeing how awesome the staff and community is here, She knew this was the place she wanted to start her coaching career. “The coaches here are experienced and friendly, and they’ve been awesome mentors for me getting started.”
Elizabeth played soccer and rowed crew in high school, then went on to play soccer for the University of Rochester. At UR she was Honorable Mention All-UAA, 1st Team Academic All-District, and a Provost’s Circle Scholar.
“ I love to see members surpass their own expectations. I love it when people come into the gym and work on a new skill or hit a new PR that they never dreamed they’d get the chance at when they first joined. Being a small part of helping someone exceed their own expectations is an incredible joy and privilege.”
“Effort = Outcome My dad said this to us at least once a day growing up. If you want something, work for it. While I know not everything is in my control, thinking of my dad’s favorite saying reminds me that what I CAN control in life is the effort I put in, and controlling that directly impacts my results. It applies inside and outside of the gym. Be relentless. Put in the work.”
“What gets measured gets managed” You want to improve something? Measure it. It’s applicable at work, at home, and at District H; Track your progress, celebrate the wins, analyze the losses, and learn from all of it.