MOVE is pumped to have a man of this caliber shaking up the MOVE community! With a strong background in functional fitness and cross training, Jake also brings wellness to the table…his table, as a certified masseuse and Active Release Therapy specialist! Woot! Woot! You are all about to be some happy, healthy campers! Welcome aboard, Jake!
Jake is an Austin native who has been passionate about health and fitness since he was in middle school. Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Kinesiology, Jake became a certified personal trainer with an emphasis in functional performance. While in college, he interned and worked for Train 4 the Game, where he gained a foundation in functional training and biomechanical analysis.
After a year at Train 4 the Game, Jake developed an even larger passion for helping his clients perform better, so he began coaching CrossFit. His members’ old injuries and limiting factors were too much for his foam roller to fix, so Jake enrolled in Austin’s own Lauterstein Conway School of Massage. His massage license was a stepping-stone to become certified in a state of the art soft tissue therapy called Active Release Technique (ART). Jake has been practicing ART for over a year, and is using this modality, as well as his training experience, to help Austin move and perform better.
“I grew up eating sleeves of chewy Chips Ahoy before football practice. I soon realized that I was not blessed with natural athletic abilities, and needed to change my lifestyle just to keep up in sports. As I started turning my habits around, I was amazed at the success I was having! Not only did I love the changes that were happening to my performance, but I quickly gained a passion for helping others make the same changes!
I enjoy an intense, functional, and constantly varied workout that challenges the body as well as the mind. My practice in ART has made me a huge believer in the importance of maximizing mobility and stability in order to maximize performance. I believe that if you can move better, you are already stronger!”
What MOVES me: My Savior, my wife and son, and the hopes of changing peoples’ lives with the talents with which I have been given. Oh…and training hard for a savory “cheat day!”
Jake will be coaching our Mon./Wed. 5:30PM and 6:30PM classes. He is also available for ART (Active Release Therapy) sessions throughout the week! If you have a knot, pain, or need to be taped–Jake is your man!