Meet your CrossFit Pinellas coaches
- Kerry SmithCFL-1, CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course, USA Olympic Lifting Level I Sport Performance, NASM (CPT), founder of CrossFit Pinellas. 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.
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.
Aaron Hanna (CFL-1)
- 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)
- I was a skinny kid growing up in Florida, not very active as a youth. I started working out with weights in high school. Pleased with the results I was getting, I quickly chose fitness as lifestyle and soon after I became a Personal Trainer. In my early 20′s I became very bored with the traditional gym setting and I decided I no longer wanted that as a career, however I always stayed in shape on my own. I still had a passion for fitness; running, cycling, weight training, etc. At first I was reluctant to try CrossFit, I thought it was just the next fitness “fad”. After a year or so I realized how rapidly CrossFit was growing in popularity and I finally decided to give it a try. Now, all I can say is “Why didn’t I start this sooner?!” I was hooked after my 1st workout. I’m on a journey to train and learn as much as I can. I’m stronger and faster than I had ever been in my life, and getting better every day!