CJ Sturgell


From day one I’ve always been an 20160817_123333active person.  I was one who tried to run before I could crawl.  I’ve always enjoyed fast pace, high intensity activities, even as a child.  I wanted to be outside running as fast as possible, jumping my bike over the biggest jumps I could find, and always trying to beat my friends at anything and everything.  As I grew older I played as many sports as possible; baseball, basketball, football, soccer, wresting, and track.  I absolutely hated being bored and doing things that didn’t involve hard work and dedication.   
I found crossfit by mistake.  It was a thanksgiving day and I was really looking forward to binge eating and watching the strong man competition that took place every year on ESPN.  On that day in 2013 I saw a sport that I never knew of, and I instantly fell in love with.  Crossfit became my new passion.  It was fast paced, and had the intensity of a thousand suns.  I had lifted since high school and thought I was giving myself the best workouts possible.  In every way I was wrong.  Crossfit has lifted my athletic ability to a level that I never thought possible.   I continue to grow as a person and competitor, my lifts keep improving and so does my cardiovascular level.  Working out in a normal gym it was upper body 6 days a week with a rest day on the seventh.  Crossfit completely changed that, I do legs 3 or more days a week! I love it.  Never doing the same workout is amazing, I never get bored or tired of showing up to the gym.
I’ve always had a passion for helping others achieve their goals.  My goal is to help you meet your goal, and go above and beyond it.  Seeing the reactions on people’s faces when they do something that they never thought possible is nothing short of amazing.  I can honestly say that I walk into the box every single day with the intent to help someone learn something new, or push them in a workout to achieve the best time or score possible.  Crossfit changes lives for the positive, and I’m happy I can be a part of that community.
  • Crossfit Level 1 Coach
  • Associates Degree in Exercise Science

Contact Info

Darin Riffle
Phone (614) 825-0200

367 Village Park Drive | Powell, OH 43065

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