Shane Ryder

I started Crossfit in 2013 at 40 years old on military deployment overseas, I never went back to traditional “gym” routines since. Functional fitness concepts within Crossfit absolutely work. The high level of injury-free fitness I’ve been able to maintain through my 40’s has been instrumental in my ability to operate at a high level in both military and law enforcement careers. March 2018, I completed the Crossfit Level 1 Trainer course and started assisting with coaching at XA soon after; additionally, I have a Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Instructorship. Crossfit XA is where I started after that 2013 military deployment; the family atmosphere and close friendships developed there truly helped get my kids and I through a profoundly difficult seasons of life. The opportunity to develop positive, life-long relationships at Crossfit XA is as important to our overall health “picture” as the fitness gains. The family community that exists at Crossfit XA is unique and, in my experience, rare.