Both founder and coach at CrossFit 559, Jerry Stump is one of the many who has benefited from CrossFit.At the age of 46, Jerry is able to do things that he was not able to do in his 20’s.Flexibility, strength, agility, and coordination are just a few things that CrossFit have help Jerry with.
Prior to being introduced to CrossFit, Jerry weighed 275 pounds. His athletic background revolved around extreme sports such as bungee jumping, skydiving, snowboarding, skiing, and motocross. Over the years he acquired numerous injuries which he used as an excuse for his extreme weight gain.
In late 2009 Jerry’s daughter and husband who are avid CrossFitters introduced the sport to him. With all of the positive feedback and proof of how CrossFit changed their health, Jerry decided to give it a try. After his first workout, he was HOOKED. Jerry found himself getting the same adrenalin rush that he once did from the various extreme sports he was active in.
Today, Jerry is in the best shape of his life and can do things now that he thought were unrealistic for someone with the injuries he experienced.
Jerry’s passion for CrossFit began in late 2009 when he converted his garage into a CrossFit gym and started training with friends and family. The dream kicked into high gear in 2011 when he received his Level 1 CrossFit Cert. It continues today in 2012 as he sets forth to open the doors at CrossFit559 and share his passion and dream with athletes of all levels in the 559 community.