Client Stories

Chelsea “I just really feel the difference in my body.”

Chelsea recently completed her first 60 days at CrossFit Jungle Gym and was able to take three and a half minutes off her first workout time! Not only is she feeling more motivated, but she has seen improvements in her weightlifting, such as her cleans. See Chelsea’s full story below!

Introduce Yourself

My name is Chelsea Kennedy.”

What brought you to CrossFit Jungle Gym?

“I previously was very into CrossFit for about four years, but then I had four surgeries. I just wanted to get back into shape.

Tell us a little bit about your success over the first 60 days

“Definitely a huge difference. I came in here and I remember my push ups in the first workout I was so out of breath and felt so out of shape. Today it felt so good and I felt so motivated. I just really feel the difference in my body.”

How much time did you take off your first workout?

“Three and a half minutes.”

What was your first sign of progress?

It was the first time that I did cleans. I remember trying to do cleans at home with just my barbell and I struggled with just the barbell. I came in here and was able to put weight on it again after the first couple of weeks. I remember thinking that I can do this again. I wondered if I would ever get back to that spot.”

What would you say the biggest obstacle is that we helped you overcome during your first 60 days?

“Definitely motivating me. I’m a full time grad student and I have two toddlers. The coaches just motivating me to come in here, sending me texts and being so encouraging.”

What are you looking at doing next?

“I’m going to keep coming in here three days a week. I want to get my weights back up to somewhere around where they were. I have to be patient but I want to start working in that direction.”

Is there anything you would share with somebody sitting at home, who’s basically in the same shoes you were in before you signed up?

“Yes, don’t be afraid to come in and give it a try. It’s scary the first time but I promise you if you come in and give it a try, you will walk out feeling so empowered, so strong and so good. So do something that scares you.”


WOD 1/28/2021


5 Rounds

1:15 American KBs

45s Rest



Cals Bike/Row



WOD 12/24/20


For Time

10 Power Clean

30 Wall Balls

50 Burpees

30 Wall Balls

10 Power Clean

Level Method Modifications:

P. Clean(Weight Lifting)

Br1+ – 185/125

Br – 155/105

P1 – 115/75

Bl- TBD by coach at class


WOD 12/9/20


8×1 (building)


– Shrug+Hang Power Clean


15 mins

For Load:

200m Row

Push Jerk + Split Jerk

(From rack – building towards 1 rep max, 1 attempt per round)


WOD 12/1/20


4 Rounds For Reps

1:00 Bike/Row

:30 Rest

1:00 Slam Balls

:30 Rest


WOD 11/29/20

CrossFit Hero WOD “Havana”

AMRAP in 25 minutes

150 Double-Unders

50 Push-Ups

15 Power Cleans (185/125 lb)

Italian Army C.le Magg. Sc. Roberto Marchini, 28, of Viterbo, Italy, died during a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Bakwa district on July 12, 2011. Marchini served in the 8th Airborne Combat Engineer Regiment, Folgore Brigade.

While on base, Marchini used whatever he could find to do CrossFit, often incorporating farmers carries, sandbag runs and tire flips in his workouts. His favorite exercises were double-unders, push-ups and power cleans.

Marchini is survived by numerous friends and family members.

This “Havana” Hero WOD was first posted on the CrossFit main site as the workout of the day for Tuesday February 20, 2018 (180220).


Weekly Workout Preview 11/23/2020

Preview of workouts for the week of 11/23/2020

Monday 11/23: Hang Squat Clean

Tuesday 11/24: Toes 2 Bar, Deadlift

Wednesday 11/25: Row, Wallball, Pull Up

Thursday(Thanksgiving, modified schedule) 11/26: TBD

Friday 11/27: Push Press, Double Unders, Box Jumps

Saturday 11/28: TBD

Sunday 11/29: CrossFit Hero WOD “Havana”


When your mind is 29 and your body is 63…

What is your mental age? What is your physical age? What is your actual age?

I think we could all agree there is some “peak” age physically and mentally we’d love to operate at. If we consider professional sports as the testing ground for physical and mental acuity then the peak age is somewhere between 24-30, that 100% open for debate. I’m sure you already know that you can change how your body and mind feels by taking care of it. What might be of contention by some is that EVERYONE’S peak age is in their 20’s. That purely depends on what age you decided to TRY and what methods you used.

Your janky, achy joints that talk to you…

If your right knee is “janky”, your back “aches” and your shoulder “talks to you”… you are not at peak physical condition. It’s also not time to throw in the towel or chalk it up to “getting old”. It’s time to put in some work… you don’t get rid of “janky” by just hoping it’ll go away. “Janky” happens from improper movement repeated over time. “Achy” happens from not training appropriate capacity. When your joint “talks to you” it’s usually a simple flexibility fix.

Reaching peak physical condition

Starts with gaining function of all your joints. 100% joints don’t feel like crap. The have full range of motion, they have strength and all ranges of motion and they have endurance. Do you know what full flexibility of the shoulder looks like? Full strength? Full endurance? If you want your joints to match the mental age you feel, let’s get your joints moving, get them moving properly, get them strong and capable. Functional movements will help, a coach can teach you. Intensity of training will help, a coach will guide you the your appropriate intensity level.

Turn back the clock on your joints…

If you want some help making your joints feel the age they are book an intro with a coach today.


WOD 10/24/20


6 Rounds

400m Run

6 Chest to Bar Pull Ups

12 Back Squats 115/75

100m Farmer Carry (2 dbs, kbs, plates)

6 Diamond Push Ups

12 Deadlifts


Weekly Workout Preview 10/19/20

Preview of workouts for the week of 10/19/20.

  • Monday 10/19 – Run, Back Squat, Hang Power Clean
  • Tuesday 10/20 – Box Jump Overs, Push Press
  • Wednesday 10/21 – Up Downs, Toes 2 Bar, Deadlifts
  • Thursday 10/22 – Barbell Bent Over Row, Hand Release Push Ups, Plate Ground to Overhead, Hollow Rocks
  • Friday 10/23 – Thrusters, Row
  • Saturday 10/24 – TBD
  • Sunday 10/25 – CrossFit Hero WOD “Danny”

WODs are subject to change.