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Rob C

Rob C

Biography

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Tampa Bay Brigade Florida Grid League Team, Owner/Founder
  • P.E. Teacher
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
After leaving in June of 2015 for a year of international travel, where I was fortunate enough to “box-hop” in over 15 countries and spend 6 months coaching at the newest box in Bali, Indonesia at Crossfit Wanderlust, I’m back where I started coaching CrossFit… CrossFit BLACKBEARD! I’m excited to be back in St Pete and hoping to bring even more knowledge and energy to the gym. Through my recent experiences, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of top level coaches and Games athletes from all over the world!
I was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 where I was quickly addicted to the intense style of training and the supportive community of people. I earned my Level 1 CrossFit trainer certification in January of 2013 and soon after started coaching evening classes at Blackbeard. I previously had a personal training background that includes a Certified Fitness Trainer certification from ISSA as well as a youth strength training cert from DSW Fitness. My coaching experience also includes my most recent 3 year career as a Physical Education Teacher at a local elementary school.
In addition to being a fitness junkie, I’m an avid traveler and a PADI certified rescue diver. If I’m not at the gym or planning my next international adventure, I’m likely hanging with family or friends at one of the many local eateries and breweries in downtown St Pete, or I’m relaxing at home with my two pups that I rescued while living in Asia.
I believe in living simply and training hard. Fitness should not only be functional in practice and execution, but also in supporting a sustainable, healthy, and happy lifestyle.