Meet your CrossFit Instructors
- Kerry SmithCFL-1, CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course, USA Olympic Lifting Level I Sport Performance, NASM (CPT). I am an ordinary guy who has experienced extraordinary results during my devotion to Crossfit. I am a product of the body building era of the early 1980s. I used to think I was an intermediate expert who knew the ins and outs of physical fitness. But really, I only knew how to look like an athlete.As the years passed, my body started to look less like an athlete and more like a potato. I eventually went on a downward spiral and became lost in the concept of thinking fitness was for my youth. Therefore, Why not just get fat and happy? But eventually, I realized I was only fat and rarely happy.Fast-forward a few decades, and I am now in my 40s. I started training at CrossFit Lakeland in January of 2009. It was there that I rediscovered the athlete inside me. I began to not only look but also perform like an athlete. Week after week of CrossFit exercises, I began to notice the massive results CrossFit has provided for my body and mind. The more results I saw, the more motivation I had to continue my affair with CrossFit. It did not take me long to decide to pursue certifications to begin my career as a CrossFit professional.
- Born and Raised in Indiana. I grew up playing a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, and softball. After high school I went to Indiana University and spent my time there getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and minor in Gerentology (The study of Older Adults). While there I did general workouts, but occasionally. While finishing up my last year at IU, my boss came into work and told me how sore he was all the time. I thought ok…maybe I should try this. I had just completed my first and last half marathon and I wanted to keep in shape. That’s when I went to my first on ramp class. After that my love for CrossFit grew and the community it has with it couldn’t be more amazing.
James (Jimbo) Haley (CFL-1)
- Born and raised in the sunshine state. I have always had a pretty active lifestyle and I like living near the water. I’ve always enjoyed playing competitive sports and being athletic. About 2 years ago a crazy old man asked me if I knew what crossfit was, and then asked me to install a stereo in his new CrossFit box. So I installed the stereo and then I tried CrossFit, now here I am telling you a little about me on a Coach’s page. I’m a firm believer that hard work and good nutrition can change people’s lives.
- Profiles to come.
- I am an athlete at heart and enjoy competition. As a kid I grew up spending a lot of time outside being active and playing sports. At a young age fitness was not only a passion but a lifestyle. I decided to try Crossfit about a year ago and have been hooked ever since. At Crossfit Pinellas you will find a supportive environment helping you to succeed and reach your fitness goals. You just have to start!
- Kevin Scibbe (CFL-1)