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Jacob Schmidt

Lead Coach

Where were you born?
Columbia, Missouri

Where did you grow up?
Columbia, Missouri

What schools did you attend?
University of Missouri (BS Nutrition and Exercise Physiology)

When did you start CrossFit?
Summer 2016

What made you start CrossFit?
I quit baseball and missed having something to work toward. I really enjoyed training in the weight room and someone told me I should try CrossFit. After I got my ass kicked on the first day, I knew I’d stick with it.

When did you come to SLSC?
Originally summer 2018 as an intern, then moved here permanently summer 2019.

What do you enjoy about SLSC?
Always learning. I learn something new every day.

What do you enjoy about coaching?
Building personal relationships with everyone that, without coaching, I likely would have never been able to connect with. It opens doors for me that I thought were impossible and I meet such diverse groups of people.

What would you say to someone who is considering trying out SLSC but is unsure?
The hardest part is getting your foot through the door – once you do, you won’t regret it. That first step is difficult, but months down the road, you will be able to relate to other new members walking in feeling extremely intimidated and curious.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1

Social Media

Instagram: @jschmidty8

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