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Always Learning :) 

Hola How’s everyone doing. Traveling back from Fredericksburg, VA after the WESTSIDE BARBELL for Sports Seminar ( don’t worry I’m not driving while I type this).

Before CFSS existed and it was still an idea around a kitchen table. A founding principle was the importance education and professional development. We place a ton of value on being students of our craft, constantly reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos, attending seminars, and reaching out to industry professionals. We have big ideas and aspire for greatness with our gym.

Our training is constantly evolving and improving but we have remained firmly guided by our values to place a high importance on development, create an environment that pushes people to become the best version of them self in a clean safe professional environment.

Since we have opened the gym:

We have went out and attended seminars with USAW, KY NSCA conference, Matt Wenning-Powerlifter, Sam Dancer CF athlete, CF gymnastics, WESTSIDE BARBELL for Sports, Brand X Method- Kids

In addition we have hosted the following at CFSS.

Jim Laird

-Jim has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL,CFL, LPGA, and MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division I schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters, The Miss Fits (who are a part of the GYM Laird lifting team). You can read about their experiences and successes, including state and national records, at their blog, Corey Hayes

Trainer Powerlifting Coach Juggernaut Athlete


Squat: 725

Bench: 425

Deadlift: 680

Total: 1825 @220 Jamie Hale

Jamie Hale, MS., is an experimental researcher specializing in behavioral nutrition, cognitive science and scientific reasoning. He is a science writer, exercise and nutrition consultant, outdoor enthusiast, lecturer and founder of Knowledge Summit Research Group. He has conducted primary research in the areas of attention, memory and behavioral nutrition. Jamie has written seven books and co-authored one. He writes about exercise, health, nutrition, psychology, common myths, scientific reasoning, outdoors, various scientific disciplines, and logic. He has contributed to numerous publications (national and international). He is a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame (recognition of my strength and conditioning work with martial artists), member of Kentucky Association of Science Educators and Skeptics, and board member of Kentucky Council Against Health Fraud. He provides freelance writing services, freelance research, learning / memory consults and conducts seminars. Jeremy Mullins

Jeremy is a registered dietitian with the State of WV. He has worked with Kings Daughters and Medabolix in the area of Weight Loss surgery recovery, and cardiac rehab. He has a bachelors degree from Marshall University in Dietetics and also a Masters Degree from Marshall in Clinical Dietetics. He is currently working on his PHD in Biomedical Science. Jeremy is part owner of both Firebreather Fitness in St. Albans and CrossFit Thunder. Jeremy is also part of the New CrossFit Head Quarters nutrition staff! He will be traveling the globe teaching CrossFitters about diet and nutrition. A few pics from this weekend

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