Robert Murray

Robert has been an athlete since middle school, competing in wrestling, football, track, and baseball. He got into CrossFit in 2012 when his brother introduced him with a workout that involved thrusters.  While he knew he was strong, having the wind sucked out of him the entire time made him feel like he wasn’t going to make it through the workout. From that moment he realized that strength alone was not fitness. Understanding the benefits of higher intensity workouts from his wrestling days in high school and college, Robert was instantly hooked on CrossFit. The way CrossFit makes him feel is what has kept him doing it all these years. He had spinal fusion in 2010 and was surprised to learn the benefits that CrossFit provided afterwards and he has never felt better. Robert’s personal background leads into his coaching philosophy. The first step is to show up and then from there the goal is to push yourself, look better, feel better, and be more fit. Be better today than you were yesterday and don’t worry about not being able to RX a workout – but instead, focus on your strengths as well as your weaknesses so that you can work on improving. The ultimate goal is a healthy and fit life, both now and when you are 80. When Robert is not in the box, his hobbies include being outdoors (boating, wake boarding, and snowboarding). His favorite movements are pull-ups, hang barbell movements, and he loves running. His favorite WOD is The Seven while his least favorite is Barbara. While he loves CrossFit he is not so much a fan of burpees, box jumps, and push-ups.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
BS in Zoology
MS in Biology
PhD in Animal Science/Physiology
CPR and First Aid