“He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn’t he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts.” –Robert E. Sherwood

Coach John B. is the founder of our “put an X on it high five”. Every gym has got to have “their thing”. Here is some background information on Coach John B.

I think most of you guys know me, but I know there are several members I don’t see very often and some that I have yet to meet. I don’t want to be a stranger to anybody at our gym and since there is a pretty good possibility I could coach a class you may be in, I thought everyone should know a little about me.
I was born in Alabama where I grew up an outdoor kid. If you could shoot it, climb it, or set it on fire, you would find me there. I would take the tree house over the Nintendo every time! After school I said goodbye to everyone at home and joined the Navy. This June will mark my 9th year of active duty, all of which have been spent in the Special Operations Community (EOD). I still don’t like to call it my job; it is still just my adventure! People wear ties to jobs! I moved to Oahu in February 2009. The place I used to dream of visiting, I now get to call my home. Having spent the previous four years in Guam, the Aloha and my slippers fit just fine! Shortly after my arrival I found Kimo and Hardass Fitness and it didn’t take long for a coach and a bunch of strangers to become some of my best friends. I had been CrossFitting since 2007 and since Kimo knew I was serious about training he encouraged me when I decided to get my Level 1 Certification. Every day my life becomes more and more consumed by this “sport” this “lifestyle” that makes everyone’s life so much better. That is what I am a part of and that is what I want to teach and share with everyone. Now you know me!

John B.

We will be permanently adding a 6:30pm class to the Thursday schedule. Also in an effort to “unpack” the 11am class on Tuesday & Thursday we will be adding a 9am class on those days on a temporary trial run. If it solves the problem it will become permanent.

Today’s Workout:

Warm-Up Workout
20 Double-Under Jump Rope
15 Overhead Squats (pvc pipe)
10 Sit-Ups
3 rounds
7 minute cap
“Race 2”
Skill – Walking Handstands